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Spring flowers

So, the first week of March is nearly behind us and I feel that old familiar longing that always creeps in at this time of year.  I look around my yard, and everything is still brown and gray.  Nothing is blooming.  Winter still has a firm grip.   Shouldn’t it be receding by now?  Shouldn’t […]

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Summer Blouse, take two (well, actually, three)

Remember my first try at the Weekend Sewing Summer Blouse?  I like it ok, but it sort of reminds me of scrubs.  Not sure why.  Anyway, I futzed around with the pattern this weekend, adding an inch here and removing an inch there, sewing up a sleeveless version, and rejecting it because it fit awfully […]

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A trio of lap quilts

More Christmas crafting, anyone?  Given how much the four of us like the quilts I made us this fall, I thought maybe some other people on our list would like lap quilts, too.  I made three of them, all roughly 40×40, and all using fabrics I had left from other projects.  This one was given […]

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Hanky panky

Today is my grandmother’s birthday.  Since a lady doesn’t discuss her age, I won’t presume to blab it to everyone here on her behalf.  Let’s just say, she’s one year away from a big number which is one decade away from a huge number.  And that’s all I’ll say about that. What I can talk […]

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A stroll through the (Pop) Garden

Sure is nice to be back in this comfortable space. I spent a lot of time last week sprucing up the shop (not quite done yet, but it’s a start), and making a handful of small improvements to the book store as well. It was good to take a little blogging break. I can tell […]

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One thing leads to another

I got this new book the other day – The Pillow Book by Shannon Okey – with the idea of making throw pillows for my bedroom. I’ve flipped through it a few times before, but today I actually decided I wanted to try one of the projects. This button-enclosed pillow would be cool with some […]

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It’s beginning to look a little bit sort of like Christmas

It snowed today. And then it rained, thereby canceling the town tree-lighting ceremony. This was to be the first year we bothered to go. I heard they were going to have a cookie table, a school band and fireworks. I’ve heard mention of this event every year, and I never envisioned it to be all […]

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