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Monthly Archives: April 2010

I’m quite proud of myself for figuring out how to make a digital presentation… seems like I’ve successfully bypassed the “slide” era. Right now I’m polishing it up so that I can present it next week to the class. Look! I can even hook it up to the television in my hotel room! Ah the […]

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With this new round of dyeing, I’ve had to get back into my little dye house and tidy things up.  Goodness knows what little multi-legged creatures make themselves at home in here… glad they left when they heard me coming.  To store my dyes, I use a little playhouse built for the kids long ago. […]

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My first stack of fabric… all washed out and folded neatly.  I had forgotten what a thrill this is to see the fabric stacked up like this.  It gave me such a jolt to have this finished, I started a baby quilt that I’d like to take with me on my travels.  Before I visit […]

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Round one of dyeing… many different shades of red and brown. Thanks for all your nice comments yesterday… it helps.  I’m hoping I’ve made the right decision. Tomorrow the washout!  Keep on watching and soon I’ll be offering some of this for sale!

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I rarely talk about my work here… I’m a nurse and with rules regarding patient confidentiality, writing about my experiences can be tricky.  I usually opt not to take my chances and keep quiet about my experiences… but not today.  For one last time I’ll share with you some tidbits with the hope that these […]

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I’m thrilled that Alex contacted me!  She is the owner of Yogagurl, a company which she started out of a desire to inspire herself and others, and now supports a line of yoga wear as well as other things to help women become empowered.  She’s the one I met the other day at my garage […]

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The other day I took Adam up the mountain to fly his glider.  It was amazingly beautiful to watch… so graceful and smooth.  He has been working hard on a power-point presentation and will speak about his plane in front of an audience tomorrow.  If only they can see it in action… for now, thankfully […]

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Despite the rain outside being absolutely dreadful for dyeing fabric, I still find it in my heart to be grateful.  With this rain will come beautiful spring days, I just know it!  Outside in my yard today, I have many photo-ops to choose from!

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This is where I’m at today… in the studio working on the second classroom quilt.  The kids used leaves as stamps to decorate squares of fabric.  I’m simply putting borders on these blocks and soon it will all come together into one big quilt.  The operative word here is “soon!”  It’s due Friday! To answer […]

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I hosted a garage sale this weekend… sorry no pictures to show you, just know it was a success and I’m glad it’s over!  I do this type of thing every year.  I have a friend that co-hosts it with me and we figured this was our tenth year!  Every year there are new surprises, […]

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Sorting through my fabric for my upcoming return to Nancy Crow’s Barn… I’m left wondering, as I always am, “Just where do I begin?” The task of bringing over a hundred yards of fabric never gets easier, seems like the more I learn, the more complex my palate for color gets.  Add to that the […]

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Allow me to brag a little… actually, I had nothing to do with all this, it’s my son’s work, and he deserves a giant pat on the back (which he has been subject to a lot lately around here).  For his eighth-grade project, Adam made a remote-controlled glider.   It took him months and next […]

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This quilt will be auctioned off at an upcoming event for our school.  It’s a little bit of a disappointment that it couldn’t be raffled off due to the fact that gambling is illegal in Hawaii.  I don’t see why they couldn’t make an exception to this rule.  In my opinion, a raffle levels the […]

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