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MAY 2019 NEWSLETTER

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MAY 2019 NEWSLETTER

It’s May. 🎶 It’s May, 🎶 the lusty month of May 🎶………(the spring song from Camelot) I don’t know how “lusty” our month of May will be, but it’s starting out pretty “blustry”. With all the rain we have had, the weeds are rampant. I spent half a day outside weeding & I’m paying the price for that now. OOOOOOhh, old age is not for sissys! We made an unexpected road trip on Monday. We were hoping to see lots of wildflowers, and we did. But no Texas Bluebonnets, lots of pretty yellow and red & yellow flowers and a...

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APRIL 2019 NEWSLETTER

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APRIL 2019 NEWSLETTER

Here it is, the end of another very busy month and headed into the next. As the saying goes, “April showers bring May flowers”. But here in the Texas Hill Country, it’s bumped up a month or so, “winter rains, bring glorious flowers”. I’ve seen pictures of the bluebonnets blooming in wild display. That’s encouraging. It’s been a rough winter and it still seems to hang on, not letting go, but this morning, I found a beautiful promise that spring is really here. This is the first of my Iris to bloom this year, and it’s a magnificent specimen. I...

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MARCH 2019 NEWSLETTER

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MARCH 2019 NEWSLETTER

I’m sure y’all are familiar with the saying referring to the demise of Julius Caesar, “Beware the ides of March”. Well, I think we could update that and apply it, “Beware the unpredictable winter of 2018/2019”.  Crazy weather cycles since last September, and I don’t think it’s just here in Texas, I think it’s been like that everywhere. I feel like hibernating for the next 6 weeks! But alas, life marches on and I must stay with it. So, “Top o’ the morning to ya”……….fingers crossed for a nice March on all fronts. My long arm skills have steadily increased...

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FEBRUARY 2019 NEWSLETTER

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FEBRUARY 2019 NEWSLETTER

Well…….2019 came in with a bang !! You could have knocked me over with a feather. You just never know what’s coming next in life. Out of the blue, we are now the terrified owners of a king size long arm machine. WHAT !?!?!? Like I needed 1 more thing to do, but, “Carpe diem”, right? I’ve never used a long arm before. What did I just get myself into?? Our long arm gal has had to retire from doing long arming due to her husband’s illness. So that leaves me to learn how to run the thing. Talk about...

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September 2018 Newsletter

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September 2018 Newsletter

As summer winds down and schools are back in session, our thoughts turn back to our sewing projects and holidays. Halloween is next and I know there are lots of y’all out there that love Halloween. It’s my oldest daughter’s favorite holiday. She goes all out for the whole month of October, several changes of costumes and complete decorations inside and out. I know some of y’all do the same. Have fun and enjoy the “spooky” season. We’ve got lots of great Halloween patterns & fabrics, from the cute kid friendly to the creepy. One of our glow-in-the-dark skeleton panels,...

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