• December 10, 2016

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Make holiday traditions to stay connected

The Christmas season is certainly upon us. I can’t believe how this year has flown by.

Playing Santa means you’re famous, loved by masses

Not everyone is lucky enough to have had the opportunity to play Santa Claus in a public venue.

Giving attitude is the best gift we can give our children

It’s the end of November and you survived Thanksgiving. Maybe just barely, but you did.

Quilting mag’s end a surprise — and not in a good way

I was both surprised and disappointed to learn the Quilter’s Newsletter Magazine would no longer be published. I learned this when I received my October/November issue in the mail. The announcement was printed in the “From the Editor” column at the front of the magazine. I was also feeling a little “duped” because just this summer I received a renewal statement in the mail, which I promptly sent back with my check. Now I will be receiving Quilting Arts Magazine until my subscription runs out. Maybe I’ll enjoy the replacement magazine and decide to keep renewing it in the future. We’ll see.

Creating a relaxing refuge is important for married couples

Recently I was in a marriage class when the topic of marital intimacy was being discussed.

Trip to New York the next step in process for writer and play

Imagine your dream, or one of them, coming true. Then imagine that dream is 1,700 miles away, one-way. Still, further imagine that dream happening over a three-day period.

How to quilt your quilt

COPPERAS COVE — Once you finish piecing your quilt top, the next question is how do you want to quilt it.

Don’t forget good moments couples share

When we say our marriage vows, we promise to love each other through all the good and the bad times our marriage will encounter.

23 complete chamber’s Vision XXI curriculum

Congratulations to the Harker Heights Chamber Vision XXI 2016 Class!

No toleration for bullying in Cove ISD

When I was in school, it all seemed normal. Sure, my friends and I were picked on in junior high, but we did our fair share of making fun of others as well. It was considered part of growing up.

Quilters need to spread the knowledge of craft far, wide

I have a friend who keeps telling me she thinks quilting is declining. But when you go to quilt shows, and particularly to the Houston International Quilt Show, I find that hard to believe.

Don’t forget the dog now that school’s back in session

Back to school means early mornings, fundraisers, events, sports and community sickness to name just a few of our “favorite” things.

Communication better when you use HEART principles

Marriage can be heaven on Earth. Yet it also brings challenges.

Dedicated people make the community work well

It’s personally refreshing to be surrounded by co-workers, friends and acquaintances who work hard, dedicate themselves to quality, making sure the customer is satisfied and take seriously the importance of being kind and assisting those who need help.

Hot weather a good time to clean, organize sewing rooms

This is the time of year when most quilters grind to a halt. With the temperatures over 100 degrees, we just want to hide in the house behind closed blinds and wait for the temperatures to start falling.

Take a break: Dog rescue can be exhausting

Rescue has been an instrumental part of my life — for well, most of my life.

Free date nights can help keep your marriage healthy

One of the biggest problems in marriage is communication.

40-year reunion of singing group filled with laughter, songs

After my wife and I were married in 1974, we lived in Victoria, about 150 miles up the coast from Corpus Christi.

What’s your peanut butter choice: Creamy or crunchy?

The most important question of our time is NOT about choosing the next president.

Houston quilt festival catalog filled with good information

Yesterday I received the Houston International Quilt Festival catalog in the mail. It always arrives mid-July every year — as long as I registered the year before. You can also see all the attractions and classes offered online at www.quilts.com and shows@quilts.com. Information is also available on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Use common sense — do not leave your dog in a hot car

Having tinted windows on my truck, I forget how spoiled I am sometimes.

Sharing my best memories of Killeen before leaving town

When I was growing up, I wanted to live so many other places in my life.

Take time to pause and be thankful this Fourth of July

I know there are at least two important birthdays in the month of July. I turn 64 on July 3.

Shipping a quilt requires care, specific packing

There are many occasions throughout the year that provide the necessity of mailing a quilt: Christmas, birthdays, graduations, anniversaries, births, weddings or entering a show.

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