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Anyone who has known me for any length of time knows that music is a huge part of my life. It should therefore come as no surprise to learn that my life does actually come with a soundtrack of its very own.

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Anyone who has known me for any length of time knows that music is a huge part of my life. It should therefore come as no surprise to learn that my life does actually come with a soundtrack of its very own.

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Just about any conversation among a group of quilters will contain the acronym UFO. UFO stands for UnFinished Objects, or more specifically a quilt project that has been started but not finished.

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In July, I discussed how financial strain can wreck havoc in marriage. I offered practical suggestions on budgeting and bank accounts.

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Let’s face it. The holidays are stressful — with the decorating of the house, the decorating of the tree, the gift-getting, the gift-wrapping, the cooking of the Christmas and New Year’s feasts and endless rounds of parties ... the list just seems to go on and on.

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This is my last column for 2018, so I should take advantage of the space and wish a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of my faithful followers of this monthly collection of words.

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When Hobby Lobby puts Christmas items out in July, I am generally understanding. After all, there are a lot of crafty people (I mean this in the literal sense) who begin making their gifts during this time so these hand-made gifts will be completed on time, and who need a place to buy those …

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Seeing that my hometown of Throckmorton, has homecoming activities only every two years, I have to stop and figure out how long it’s been since graduation day in 1970.

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The Crossroads to Texas Quilt Guild’s quilt show was a big hit. I hope everyone interested in quilts and quilting attended. The next show will take place Aug. 7-8, 2020, at the Killeen Civic and Conference Center. That gives you two years to make a quilt to enter.

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So I’m trying to find my preferred music on the radio, which is really not too hard, since I will listen to anything that isn’t gangster rap or country music (well, a little Johnny Cash never hurt anyone), from essentially the 1700s until the 1990s, and I stumble upon a great station playing…

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My hat is off to the magnificent staff of the Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce as they’ve been preparing for the “Cheers to Ten Years” celebration of the 10th anniversary of the annual Food, Wine and Brew Fest set for Saturday at Community Park.

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An emotional support animal is simply defined as a companion animal that has been deemed by a medical professional to be emotionally beneficial to a person with a disability, and that improves at least one characteristic of the disability.

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An emotional support animal is simply defined as a companion animal that has been deemed by a medical professional to be emotionally beneficial to a person with a disability, and that improves at least one characteristic of the disability.

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Just a few short announcements. First, the Crossroads to Texas Quilt Guild’s Quilt Show will take place Sept. 7-8 at the Killeen Civic and Conference Center. Many vendors and quilts to enjoy. Go to cttquildguild.org. It’s close enough for every quilter reading this to spend some time there.

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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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