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Sunday, November 16, 2014


Winter is slowly settling in here in New England, and we had a light coating of snow one morning this week.  

So, I spend more time indoors, and in my sewing room especially.  I love how the different seasons of New England bring with them different activities.  Easy season looks, feels and acts differently, and so do we humans who change with the seasons.  

In my sewing room, I continue to finish off Paul's Batik quilt.  I have one border on and am making 4 patches for the second border.  

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I recently totally blasted my sewing room, making better use of the space, and I am very happy with the results.  I think Misty is, too, as she can be on the bed and watch me sew, and I can watch her be her Misty self.  

On the bed is a quilt made for me by my sister, Christine.  

I had a BIG finish this week, completing "Paperchains," a x stitch design by Tams Creations.  My next project is on it's way, it will be Magic Carpet by Tams Creations.  I am anxious to get started on that.  

I have set aside my knitting of a chevron afghan for myself to knit a sweater for a doggy friend.  She's light coated and freezing.  This 100% Cascade Superwash sweater should help.  

And, of course, along with all these crafts comes the care, feeding, loving, training and joy of living with 4 dogs and 2 cats.  One of the 4 dogs is Anna's baby Lila, who accompanied her on her move from California to New England.  They are living with us until they land their career job and apartment.  Although I'm not nuts about puppies, I am nuts about Lila, and am enjoying helping to train her to be a dog with civilized house manners, without squashing her joy in the process.  She gives us a lot of laughs and is a great addition to the pack.  She and Bella especially love to wrestle and run together.  

Miss Lila, somewhere around 7 months old now.  She loves sticks,
can you tell?


  1. Wow, always something, indeed! The quil is gorgeous, in posts I missed yellow. So is the cross stitch, and bless you for abandoning a personal project to keep a little one warm. PS, I love your clock! Angela, this post makes me realize how much I have missed! I'm envious you have your daughter with you. Mothers need their daughters. :)

  2. PS...auto correct made the word "below" read "yellow". I'm a big Coldplay fan, but I still didn't want that to happen.


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