Monthly Archives: September 2012

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STUCK IN POSSIBILITIES More than a year ago, I promised my friend that I would help her make a tablecloth for an organization where she volunteers. Each time we saw each other, we talked about how we needed to start … Continue reading

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SCRAP OVERFLOW I had been working on a project and needed a scrap of orange fabric so small that I didn’t want to cut a piece from the folded fabrics stored in my stash drawers. Instead, I searched through the … Continue reading

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GOT IT COVERED I was watching the 10 o’clock news when my child — who I already had tucked in bed an hour earlier — came to my room and told me he needed four textbook covers. “No problem,” I … Continue reading

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OFF TO SCHOOL Last week, I worked at my sewing machine and made chicken pillows while I watched my children from the nearby upstairs window. The kids were outside with their neighborhood friends playing a form of baseball that includes … Continue reading

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KNITTING WITH A TWANG All weekend, my children attended a Kids Academy at a local Bluegrass Music Festival, where they learned to play and sing twangy songs on their violins. The class was heavy on fiddle players and short on … Continue reading