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Anticipating a crafty weekend

I spent all day yesterday packing orders, shipping them, and taming my various email accounts.  Still not done with the email, but I felt I needed a day off today, nonetheless.  So… I put on some music, straightened up the house (because, for some reason, I actually felt like it) and then spent the next […]

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A second quilt for a second son

I’m so giddy over the new quilts in the family!  I’m so ready to make another one.  And, thank you, those of you who mentioned that binding isn’t as bad as at sounds.  I may just give it a try… So this one is for Eamonn.  I love the colors in it.  And I’m suddenly […]

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Lessons learned and sales begun

Last night I learned that it takes roughly two hours to unpack a few dozen boxes, organize the contents, and update my website with restocked items. I discovered this morning that if you have on the floor 18 piles of magazines sorted by title, it will take another two hours to make space for them […]

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My first quilt!

Nearly fourteen months ago, I went insane and splurged on an Amy Butler Lotus fat quarter set, despite the fact that I’d only had 90 days of sewing under my belt, and the 3-4 quilts I intended to make comprised a project well beyond my comfort level.  I managed to stitch together two quilt tops […]

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Viral cleanliness

Yesterday I cleaned up the parts of the kitchen that I need on a regular basis, namely the sink and the counter tops.  Today, I tackled the table, which has served as a favorite dumping ground recently.  When it was all cleared-off & shined-up, I realized it would look so much warmer if a Fall […]

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Day off

Nothing like waking up on a sunny, warm, schedule-free day… and spending some time stretching your imagination… and honing your writing skills, before wandering into the kitchen for a little breakfast. Nice not to have to be anywhere today.  I listened to a few podcasts & cleaned the kitchen while wearing a favorite skirt.  Did […]

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The thrill of new skills

Not to wish October away or anything, but I am eagerly awaiting the first week of November, when a big heavy box filled with copies of this little gem will land on my doorstep. It’s funny (or maybe it’s sad, given that I own a polymer clay book store), but this is the first clay […]

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