Monthly Archives: June 2016

Quilt Show

Our quilt theme continued with a visit to the annual quilting show. Megan met me after work on Saturday. She and the dogs had taken a lovely walk on the bluffs overlooking the ocean in the Big Town. You can see that both Stella (left) and Star gave it...

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How to Make an American Quilt

Gifts are not a big part of Junapalooza, but the gifts this year were definitely sentimental in nature. Rio, whose birthday it was, asked Megan, Erica, and me to each choose a number from a little bag. Then she produced a basket lined with greenery and filled with delightful,...

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Summer Job

It’s a sunny Saturday morning, and I’m back to my old tricks again, working at the jobette. Like last year, I will be working six days a week this summer, until Labor Day or until I can’t take it anymore, whichever comes first. So when I got home from...

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Junapalooza II

Jessica’s birthday card to Erica Well, this year’s Junapalooza was awesome. Erica decided long ago that she wanted it to be a fancy high tea. I had my doubts, because fanciness and high tea are not what you usually think about when you think about the family estate. But...

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Memorial Day Weekend

Bee swarm Jonathan and Rob kicked off Memorial Day weekend by wrestling a muzzle of bees, as you can see above. Our bees had swarmed and were hanging out in a nearby tree, considering their options, when the boys made their decision for them. They cut the branch holding...

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Birthday Boy

My Baby Boy I am pleased to say that Clyde’s birthday yesterday was also (mostly) uneventful. The same day my little guy turned 6 years old, I came home to find a mostly intact but decidedly ex baby bird on the carpet. As I disposed sobbily of the sad...

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Uneventful Birthday

I am pleased to announce that my birthday this year was uneventful. Maybe it’s getting older, or maybe it’s because my birthdays have been on the disastrous side over the last few years (a roadside fire; a power outage; losing the Beautiful June Bug). No news is definitely good...

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Playing Post Office

I have to admit that I don’t check my post office box very often. People who send me things often ask if I have received them and I am embarrassed to tell them that I haven’t bothered to look. Mostly because no good ever comes of it. This week,...

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