Apple Tree Quilts in Flushing, Michigan has the right idea. It's a blast to go in there because they have great stuff and great staff. How many other folks would pose for a photograph knowing it would wind up in one of my lectures? (Email them at ATQuilts@sbcglobal.net) They also have punch cards. I lose about … Continue reading Punch Cards
Month: January 2009
I have two quilts planned for Mom's clothes. Since she or I made most of her pants, and when she was well she wore pretty wild stuff, I decided Goodwill would never find a long-legged match for them. Besides, they were beyond "gently used." There will be a quilt from her pants later, maybe with … Continue reading More Better
Madison T. Dog here again. Mom's laughing too hard to type. She was cleaning out Beebe's closet upstairs and found her clown wig. My Nannie used to be a clown. She went to Clown College when she was in her mid-70's so she could entertain the old people. She talked in a funny voice, painted … Continue reading Wigging Out
I Hope It’s NOT In There!
'It's in there!' You remember the Prego spaghetti sauce tag-line, right? I'm an adventurous eater and I've tasted my share of strange foods, the most odd (don't worry there's no photo) was in Italy many years ago. I ordered "calamaretti." Little calamari. Squid. The whole squid, heads and legs, each one about the size of my … Continue reading I Hope It’s NOT In There!
I Can See Clearly Now
Literally. I got new glasses. Well, same frames, different lenses. While I wasn't looking, my prescription changed by "two clicks," presumably in the wrong direction. As of 20 minutes ago, my lenses are corrected. I look the same, but I see much differently. Everything is much larger. And closer. And brighter. And I have become short. I … Continue reading I Can See Clearly Now
The Alzheimer’s Stamp
For $8.40 you get 20 stamps for a first class letter. It says "Care. Support. Research." at the top of the page of stamps, but no additional money is collected by the post office to fund Alzheimer's care, support, or research. I had so wanted to title this post "Stamp Out Alzheimer's." That stamp hasn't … Continue reading The Alzheimer’s Stamp
I've been spending a lot of time "nesting." For me, that's attending to small projects around the house. Nothing major, just putting away the clutter and cleaning drawers and closets. Organizing. Taking inventory. Weeding stuff out, and re-purposing. I'm not a big thrower-outer. I have pack rat tendencies. Major stuff would be cleaning out the … Continue reading Towel Hugs
“Houston” Wrap-Up: $45,000 in Four Days
Yeah, Quilt Festival was FUN! Actually, it was $45,845.03 in four and a HALF days, but who's counting? :) And, we had time for PICTURES! If your monitor is too heavy to rotate so that you can see everyone easily without cocking your head, here we are again with a pretty impressive background. (I bet … Continue reading “Houston” Wrap-Up: $45,000 in Four Days
And We Helped!
Madison T. Dog here. Mom's been procrastinating, so I thought I'd take things into my own paws until she's ready to blog again. Please bring your furry friends over to the computer as this post is for them. (You can read it too.) The photos below are of all the dogs and cats who helped … Continue reading And We Helped!