Archive for September, 2006

Signs of the Season

Published on September 30, 2006

The weather has turned toward autumn. This morning as I stitched next to an open window, the honking sound of migrating Canada geese joined a persistent rooster, who lives half a mile from here. They made an interesting chorus of country sounds.
One of the best things about moving to a new place is watching the seasons [...]


Published on September 25, 2006

I’ve been to Massachusetts this past week where I had the pleasure of teaching and lecturing for the Rhodendendron Needlers. They were an energetic and receptive group. Show and tell on Wednesday night was great. They all brought their first quilts to share. It was a perfect equalizer…we all start in pretty much the same [...]

Snow on the Mountains and Raspberries in Abundance

Published on September 16, 2006

 At the grocery store yesterday, Carol, the checker, warned all within earshot with an ominous prediction, “There will be snow in the mountains tonight and our gardens will freeze. Bring in all of your squash and tomatoes or you will lose them,” she said.
Her words echoed in my ears as I loaded my groceries into [...]

Apple Pie

Published on September 13, 2006


Apple pie is one of my favorite desserts and I am always on the lookout for the best example. For me, there is no contest at all between a double or triple chocolate confection and a warm slice of apple pie with cold vanilla ice cream melting alongside. It is pie for me every time.
Much [...]