Category Archives: furry helpers

Meanwhile, I knit

Sometimes writing a novel feels an awful lot like waiting. And what does any sane person do while waiting? I’m trying to figure out the last chapter of this novel I’m working on. I mean, I know how it ends, … Continue reading

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Watching the laundry dry

My favourite room in the house is my covered porch. It’s a living room, dining room, library and laundry room and solarium all rolled up into one special space. Today it’s the laundry room. I don’t have a clothes line … Continue reading

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Slow Stitching Sunday

Today is one of those honest, old-fashioned lazy days. The kind we always wish we could have. The kind we imagine we used to have, back in the good old days, whenever those were. Of course, we can’t actually remember … Continue reading

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Sam is in the Doghouse

My name is Samson J Collins and I did a Very Bad Thing. Do you remember the beautiful twisted tea time quilt that my friend Gully’s mom Dee made for my mom a couple of years ago? Well, I was … Continue reading

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catching up

I’ve written so many blog posts in my mind over the last several weeks. Sadly, none of them have made the (sometimes torturous) journey from my head to my fingertips and onto the keyboard. So while I’m sorting it all … Continue reading

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My WriMo work space

Starting tomorrow, I hope to be spending a lot of time here: Yes, this is where my sewing machine usually sits. It’s been temporarily displaced… And here’s the overlord ready to keep me on track for the month: She has … Continue reading

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Update from the Sewing Room

I keep thinking of great bloggy things that I want to write about, and then I go off and do something else (like mow the lawn or hang out the laundry) and my ideas fly away like birds. Scattershot. So … Continue reading

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In the Frame and a Finish

I finally finished the top (flimsy) of the garden quilt! It’s the bow-tie pattern with hand-appliqued hexie rosettes. It is now sandwiched, basted and in the frame – ready to be quilted. And here is another Because You Matter quilt. … Continue reading

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Slow Stitchin’ Sunday

Linking in with Slow Stitching Sunday and Wool on Sundays

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Grandmother’s Flower Garden: a hexagon quilt update

My grandmother’s flower garden quilt is still growing… She’s up to (approximately) 65 x 40. The bigger she gets, the slower she grows. I don’t know how much bigger I will go…I am nearly out of the cream background. How’s … Continue reading

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Vintage Dresden Plate Quilt

This Dresden Plate quilt was given to us by Kelly’s grandmother, Louise Collins when we were newly married, many years ago. Louise was born in 1895. If she were still living, she would be 119 years old! It was given … Continue reading

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Sam finds a basket

Hello, My name is Samson and this is a basket. I found it on the floor. I wonder if my mom hid any cookies in here?Rats…only fabric scraps. Maybe next time she will make one for me, too.

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