Faced with the daunting task of raising thousands of dollars to take five kids to the Forensics National Tournament in Indianapolis this summer, I have spent the last several weeks enconsced in fundraising activities such as sending kids out in their professional business attire to solicit (beg) for donations, running concession stands, and supporting parents who held a … Continue reading McWhat?!?
If you have a friend or loved one who quilts, and you would one day like to be the recipient of a lovely cherished heirloom, don’t ever ask them any of the following questions. You may never get a quilt. 1. “Why would you want to cut up perfectly good fabric just so you can … Continue reading Seven Questions You Should Never Ask a Quilter
I’m a little bit crazy about my good fabric scissors. In fact, I guard them kind of like how Rumpelstiltskin guarded his name, and like good old Rump, I get a little crazy when somebody steals my scissors and potentially ruins their magic. There are paper scissors all over the house, but for some reason, … Continue reading Scissor Slut
My Daughter's "Trashless" Dream TreeDespite the fact that my fourteen year old daughter never stepped a foot out of the truck to participate in our annual tree hunt this year as it was “way too cold,” she still managed to give us quite a few instructions on the size and shape of the tree we … Continue reading Tree Trash
Every fall, fly season opens. Unlike hunting season or the holiday season, it is not a season I look forward to. The nasty pests congregate in groups, slow, disgusting and fat, and then they magically multiply. How do they get into my home in such droves? I have screens on all the windows; I don’t … Continue reading Fly Season
Every quilter has made a table runner. I admit it. I have too. In fact, I’ll even admit I have no less than six that are done and just need binding. It is the ubiquitous quilting gift – fast, easy, good use for leftover blocks. But what is it? Have you ever heard somebody say, … Continue reading What the hell is a table runner for anyway?
Last weekend, a friend and I got inspired to clean out our closets and garages and hold a yard sale. We set up some tables on the driveway, loaded them up, priced all our goodies with little round neon stickers and were ready to go. The morning was a study in people watching, not quite … Continue reading Want to people watch? Hold a yard sale.