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Bye, Sam! Leaving the dog at home

Dear Vi, Every time we leave the house, we have a conversation with Sam first. Sam sees us getting ready and starts his little happy dance. Sam: oh boy oh boy oh boy, we’re going somewhere! Us: Oh, Sam. Mommy … Continue reading

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Two Quilts for Two Sisters: warming the heart with hearts and chains

Dear Vi, Last spring I made two quilts that I haven’t shown you yet, and since it’s getting close to the end of the year, and considering these are the only quilts I finished in 2017, I thought maybe I … Continue reading

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Head and Shoulders, Knees and…Elbows?

Dear Vi, I hate to be a complainer, but I just have to tell you: Too much hand quilting, knitting, typing, and gripping heavy weights at the gym have given me tennis elbow in both arms and caused the arthritis … Continue reading

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All the miscellaneous bits and pieces

Dear Vi, Today I sent out another query letter for Holding Space. That makes nine. Out of the nine, I’ve received two rejections and one request for a Full. That means the agent liked the query enough to want to … Continue reading

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Dear Vi, It’s been the most awful summer of heat and heavy smoke every day, and then…just this very minute…it started to rain! REAL rain, not an intermittent shower. Steadily dripping, sizzling on the roof tops, glorious, cool, wet, rain! … Continue reading

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The Tunic Bible and an Orange Shift Dress

Hey, Vi… look what I got! Here’s the back-of-the-book blurb: The only tunic pattern you’ll ever need. Create chic, ready-to-wear tunics with a multi-length, graded pattern and expert construction tips. Choose your style–casual, preppy, boho, or glamorous – with interchangeable … Continue reading

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