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Betsy Ross and Mrs. Dail

BETSY ROSS AND MRS. DAIL Many people I sew for have great dreams. One has graduated law school. Another wants to be a writer. Someone else is headed to West Point. I’m proud to say, “I made a quilt for … Continue reading

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CRAFT SLUMP

CRAFT SLUMP I called my sister. “I’m in a craft slump. What should I do?” I asked. Since Hurricane Sandy hit the New Jersey shore, I’ve gotten way off center. “Get busy!” she said. I looked through my unfinished projects … Continue reading

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‘MAGAZINE’ LOOK ACHIEVED BY BEING ‘CRAFTY’

‘MAGAZINE’ LOOK ACHIEVED BY BEING ‘CRAFTY’ For the first time in a long time, I decided to host a dinner party. Although I had grand ideas about decorating my rooms with various candles and arrangements from different department stores, the … Continue reading

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QUALITY GIFTS AT REASONABLE PRICES

QUALITY GIFTS AT REASONABLE PRICES My morning trip to the grocery store was discouraging. The block of cheese that used to be priced at two for $3 was marked $4.99. Milk that used to cost $2.99 a gallon now sells … Continue reading

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LOTS OF FLEECE, INDIAN CORN AND SCRAPBOOK PAPER

LOTS OF FLEECE, INDIAN CORN AND SCRAPBOOK PAPER I’m in a rut. I spent three hours yesterday twisting wire and wasting glue sticks trying to make an Indian corn wreath similar to one I saw at a barn shop. The … Continue reading

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SEEKING SOMETHING NEW

SEEKING SOMETHING NEW On the way home from visiting my sister, my family stopped at the public library to pick up a book my son had on hold. While the ladies at the front desk helped him find his book, I … Continue reading

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NO SHARP OBJECTS

NO SHARP OBJECTS Traveling in the car to my sister’s house, I’m a passenger and not the driver. This gives me ample time to work on a sewing project. My mother, who is also a passenger, has decided to knit … Continue reading

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PLAN B: BURLAP

PLAN B: BURLAP Usually, finding time to craft is a huge struggle. But today, the calendar was clear; the kids were occupied; and my mother and I decided this was our opportunity to get a few projects done. Time was on … Continue reading

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Forecast: Cloudy With a Chance of Pink

Nothing speeds up my sewing projects more than an up-to-the-mailbox snow. After shoveling the driveway and walk, I retreat indoors with a cup of hot cocoa (in a spill-proof cup) and grab brightly colored fabric or yarn from my stash … Continue reading

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Happy Stitches

Quilting a warm blanket is like making a hearty stew. Start with tools:  For cooking, use a mixer, measuring cups, spoons and bowls;  For quilting, use a sewing machine, measuring tape, needles and scissors; Gather ingredients:  For … Continue reading