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Gus: A Pig’s Tale

Published on: Author: April

Most everyone who reads this blog already knows me, but for those of you who weren’t aware, I had a baby last Christmas. (The details of which are a separate story for another day.) His name is August but usually we just call him Gus. Or Gussy. Gustmas. Goose. I told my friend Heather that… Continue reading Gus: A Pig’s Tale

Union Jack Paper Pieced Block

Published on: Author: April

I finally made the Union Jack block for my Sampler quilt. Thank you to each person who gave me input on fabric selection. There was an overwhelming response for this combination. Which I was about to cut into when I realized I forgot one crucial piece of information: the overall look of the quilt. And… Continue reading Union Jack Paper Pieced Block

AQS Show pickings

Published on: Author: April

Grand Rapids was one of the four national locations for the AQS (American Quilter’s Society) Quilt Show and Contest this year. How exciting! Quilts from all around America, nee, the World, were featured at the show. Prior to attending the show I had imagined myself entering a quilt in the show. Gaining national recognition for… Continue reading AQS Show pickings

Princess Olivia

Published on: Author: April

My husband has been gone to “geek camp” the last few days so I’ve been working extra hard to keep the girls playing and active for nearly 12 hours a day, with no parenting break. Yesterday we made a fort in the girls’ room. We pretended to hide from the scary lions that wanted to… Continue reading Princess Olivia

Opening an old wound

Published on: Author: April

There are several stages of mourning when a loved one dies. First, it’s their death. The visitation. The funeral. The going through of their clothes and jewelry, etc. Then dividing their possessions. Then cleaning out old drawers, etc. Finding old notes and evidences of their specialness. It been two years but I feel like the… Continue reading Opening an old wound

Missing You

Published on: Author: April

Oh, Polkadotsparrow, how I’ve missed you. I have what feels like so many blog posts to share. But alas, my computer has jammed up. I thought my feeble mind could reformat it but it turns out that my computer, which was created by my brother, is some sort of genius computer. So my attempt to… Continue reading Missing You

Thumb Life

Published on: Author: April

Well guys, there’s a reason I  haven’t been sewing as much and blogging as much about sewing. Can you guess??? Okay, yes, Children have interfered. Illness. The Holidays. Mouse Wars. Social Life. Working Nights and Weekends. But when I still find a few free moments here and there and those moments have been spent on… Continue reading Thumb Life