Category Archives: My Life as a Mom

Musings about being a Mom

A Beautiful Day in Rome

When India and I travel, I try to document the trip with a quilt. That way, we have our mental memories and a tangible memory that we can touch. Last summer, India and I spent a magical weekend in Rome … Continue reading

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Christmas Ribbons

A day in the mall means a day in Santa’s workshop must follow. All of my gifts must be presented beautifully. Luckily, I love wrapping gifts. My quilt Christmas Ribbons keeps me in the gift wrapping mood.

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Spending the Day in the Mall

Every December my friend and I spend a day in the mall. He hates to shop so we choose one day and try to do it all. We buy for kids, grandkids, friends and co-workers. Today is the day,  so … Continue reading

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Christmas After You Left

Christmas can be as sad as it is joyful if you have lost someone close to you. It is easy to decide not to celebrate and to succumb to depression. That is exactly the wrong move. The reason I love … Continue reading

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The Baby Princess

When I was growing up, my Mom, who was a friendly braggart, would tell people wherever she went, “I have three pretty girls!”  Every time my Dad heard her say it, he would say, “And the monkey thinks her babies … Continue reading

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India Earns Athletic Scholarship at PITT

My daughter India was recently awarded an athletic scholarship by University of Pittsburgh Women’s Head Basketball Coach Agnus Berenato. India serves as one of the managers for the Women’s Basketball Team. In addition to the scholarship, India travels with the team, … Continue reading

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Music Girl Enrolls at PITT

For India, it is always tough to decide which quilts go with her to the University of Pittsburgh and which quilts stay home. This year, Music Girl made the cut, along with India’s Basketball Star and her constant companion AYSC … Continue reading

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Slacker Quilter

When daughter India thinks I haven’t done something that a proper Mom would do, she calls me “Slacker Mom.” Well, this month I am calling myself “Slacker Quilter.” I have woefully neglected my quilting. However, now that I have gotten … Continue reading

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Quilt School is Fun

  Saturday, I gathered with 20 other women to learn how to paint on fabric with watercolor paints. The class was taught by Master Quilter Juanita Yeager and was part of the festivities of the 2011 Atlanta Quilt Festival. I … Continue reading

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India Spends Week in the North Georgia Mountains

My daughter India will not even sit on our patio, but she loves the Atlanta Young Singers‘ summer camp.  She attended as a camper and has returned two years as a counselor. This year, she is enjoying being Head Counselor. … Continue reading

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