Every year I find it harder and harder to come up with a list of things that I would like for Christmas.  It’s not because I don’t want anything, but because as I’ve grown older, the things that I want have changed.  It’s a lot harder to ask someone to go buy you clothes, than…

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In case I haven’t mentioned it on the blog, our cat is really good at finding animals in the house and killing them.  However, a couple months ago, I found her playing with a lizard that was still alive. And of course, the first thing I did was get photographic proof, not try to catch…

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This year for Halloween, I dressed as the title Character from Hayao Miyazaki’s The Secret World of Arietty. I’m pretty happy with how the costume came out, even if I spent all day explaining who I was.  I think that’s a problem with being awesome in a small town. Not many people know what/who the…

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Yesterday was an amazing mail day!  My Spooktacular fat quarter bundle came in the mail from Fat Quarter Shop! It’s nine super great Halloween themed fat quarters.  I’m thinking I want to make a quilt of some sort, but I’m still not sure what I want the quilt to look like.  There are some great…

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Every year, my town has a festival on the town square.  There are lots of local organizations with food booths and local people selling handmade items.  I always enjoy taking a trip to the event just to look around.  You never know who you might get to see, and what cool things you might find…

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Last weekend was my 10 year class reunion.  I’m feeling a little old, but it might be worth it since I the reunion gave me a chance to visit with people I hadn’t seen in quite some time. I even got Matt to take a picture with me.  Though, we are going to have to…

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It’s banned books week! What better time to talk about reading?  You know that the banned books are always the best. When I recently looked through the list of banned and challenged books, I was really surprised by the number of them that I had read, and loved.  Books that remind me of my childhood,…

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My local fabric store, Let’s Sew, recently hosted the Amy Butler Alchemy Studio Collection Trunk Show. I enjoyed getting to see the beautiful clothing made in Amy Butler’s fashion fabrics.  It’s given me a lot of ideas. There were lots of coats and jackets made from the heavier weight fabrics like corduroy and linen blends.…

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So apparently next week is Selfish Sewing Week.  That means doing sewing for you and not for other people.  I sort of find this funny, because I always sew for me.  Maybe if I had kids I sewed for, like some of my friends, this would be an interesting derivative from the norm, but around…

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