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Insomnia can be cruel. Multiple sleepless nights are even crueler, as one finds oneself thinking certain things sound really great, only to finally get some sleep, wake up, and, to quote the Talking Heads, “You may say to yourself, ‘My God! What have I done?’”

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Insomnia can be cruel. Multiple sleepless nights are even crueler, as one finds oneself thinking certain things sound really great, only to finally get some sleep, wake up, and, to quote the Talking Heads, “You may say to yourself, ‘My God! What have I done?’”

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I’m spending more time on the computer the last couple of months because I’ve joined three different free motion/long arm quilting groups.

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Most children dream of what they want to be when they grow up; chief among those dreams are policeman, fireman, astronaut, even schoolteacher.

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When the Art Quilt Study Group formed years ago, participants spent long periods of time trying to find a definition of exactly what was considered “art.” After many conversations, with many different viewpoints, we finally settled on “art is whatever you think it is.” In other words, art is…

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I caught “Quilt Pox” while stationed in Hawaii in the early 1980s. Back then, quilters were still making patterns using cardboard to trace around and cutting fabric pieces out with scissors.

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For many people, the day they wed is one of the most exciting days of their life. When you say, “I do” you are getting all of the other person. Sometimes, we forget this includes their extended family.

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Getting older has helped me realize I grew up surrounded by a bubble in my small hometown. My parents sheltered me and I was lucky that harm never came my way except through bullies in my school.

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Scraps. I’m buried in scraps! I’ve been working in my sewing studio for over a year now, trying to get it cleaned out and organized.

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Having exchange students has been an adventure, to say the least. Learning new cultures, integrating them into my family, as well as parenting foreign strangers has had its ups and downs.

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The reality snuck up on me within the past few years, but hit home recently when I noticed “old lady” traits/habits impossible to ignore and deny.

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There’s a new “gadget” I’ve been considering for a long time. There are quite a few different makes and models to choose from including Accuquilt, Sizzix, Cicut, Gemini, Spellbinders and Brother’s ScanNcut (which does exactly what the name implies).

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My family has grown by two in the last month. My husband and I have four children and our nephew is living with us while he prepares for college — and then we decided to add two more children who are foreign exchange students.

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One of my favorite things to do with my husband is make a bucket list of the experiences we want to share together. We have done everything from zip lining across the jungle to taking paper Valentine hearts to nursing home residents.

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Ah, the dog days of summer are here. Last-minute vacations, sweating while shopping in the brutal Texas heat, and purging your house to get rid of the old, making room for the new and reorganizing everything to get ready for the school year.

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