When I was little my mother wore deep red lipstick and Chanel Number 5. It was fun to watch Mom put on makeup because it meant she and Dad were going out, or people were coming in. It was exciting either way. She'd stand in front of the mirror and begin by stroking the lipstick three … Continue reading The Fragrance of Memory
There is a remarkable film called "The Captain" that you need to watch. It will take less than four minutes, maybe a little longer if you have to run for a tissue. Heartwarming doesn't begin to touch it. It was narrated by Allison Janney, the actress who portrayed Press Secretary C.J. Cregg from the television series … Continue reading The Captain
Hello! Madison T. Dog here, blogging because Mom is hip deep in striped fabric from the previous blog. Thank you for your help, by the way, she was driving me nuts. I'm here with good news. I got a job. It's kind of a volunteer thing. I don't get a kibble increase. But I came up … Continue reading Dog Gets New Job, Economic Recovery Sure To Follow
I've got a new pattern in development and a new workshop to go with it. Trouble is I'm stalled. I need just a little kick in the rear to move into high gear and I'm counting on you to give it to me. When I get an idea in my head for a new design … Continue reading Dancing Spools – Time To Vote
The words embroidered on the top and bottom inner borders of the quilt I just finished say: "You have proven that the actions of a single person can make a profound difference in the lives of others. Thank you!" I pieced the quilt and embroidered those words during the 27 days that my mother was … Continue reading Thank you, Tiffany!
I'm predicting that Monday, February 8th is going to be cold and miserable. I think I'll want soup for lunch, just to warm me up. I've already made plans to go to Ba Doy Ow, my favorite Taiwanese restaurant in Flint to have miso soup. Actually, it's the ONLY Taiwanese restaurant in Flint, but let's not … Continue reading February 8th is “Miso Soup Monday”
All I have to do is just hear the name and I begin to drool. I've shopped for quilting fabric at Yoder's Department Store in Shipshewanna, Indiana since 1976. I was fresh out of Kalamazoo College and working towards a Michigan teaching certificate as a 5th-year student at Western Michigan University. The year before I had written … Continue reading Shipshewana