Category Archives: Quilting

Over coffee

If we were having coffee, I’d ask how your week was and what’s keeping you busy. ‘Tis the season here to get out the shovels, put the Yaktrax on the boots, and switch the mower for the blower on the … Continue reading

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Tis the season

…The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there… Twenty days until little munchkins all over the world will be jumping from their beds to see if what they have been … Continue reading

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Winter

Winter is definitely here, and the pellet stove is roaring. Thanksgiving dinner was delicious, and Christmas is right around the corner. The tree and decorations are up, and I’m really enjoying the lights on these gray, dreary days. There’s definitely … Continue reading

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Indoor Outdoor

This has been an interesting summer with the extreme heat, high humidity and never-ending drought. It has meant that gardening chores have to be done in the early morning hours and after about three hours I am drained, need a shower, … Continue reading

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Summertime

We’ve had high temperatures, high humidity, and a heat index around 100 for too many days. It’s hot. It’s dry. It is really dry as you can see from the lack of water flowing over the Cocheco Falls. Geez, there’s grass and weeds growing … Continue reading

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Garden and Thread

This time of year certainly provides for some good eating. The tomatoes are aplenty and the fresh blueberries are delicious. Our blueberry bushes did not produce this year after a major move and trim, but we went to McKenzie’s Farm, and … Continue reading

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Middle of May

The garden is coming alive, but the May weather is definitely a challenge. One day it is mid 70’s and the following evening it is mid 30’s. We had 3″ of snow up north this morning. Snow on May 16th … Continue reading

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It’s Frosty Out There

Sunday morning, Valentine’s Day, we woke up to -11 degrees F with a wind chill of -33. This morning it was  only -11 with no wind. Tomorrow it is going up to 50. If this weather roller coaster is a … Continue reading

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Ice Skating

One of the items on my bucket list was to go ice skating.  I spent a lot of Sundays skating when I was growing up. I would take the bus to skate on a local pond or I’d go to a … Continue reading

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End of January

It has been cold here but no snow, not even a flake. It almost makes me feel guilty after watching the news reports on all of those folks stuck for hours on the highway, but we have lived through our … Continue reading

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