Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Monday, February 27, 2017

Oh my carrots!

My friend Lee has an Etsy shop with the coolest garlands.  I had to have these carrots.  #getcrafty

Sunday, February 26, 2017


I'm thankful for prelude music, this amazing organ in my chapel (Belmont, Mass.) and all the musical talent in the Arlington Ward (26 Ward Choir members sang "O Lord, I Would Hear Thy Word").  And our organist today @camillejones33 gave one of the best talks I've ever heard. #dontcovetyall #arlingtonwardfriendsareforever

Sunday morning stroll

I went for a walk this morning to return library items and log more #GetFit minutes.  It's a beautiful day.  It's chilly again (after being 72 degrees yesterday---72, people!!!).  And, I love where I live.  That is all.  #LexingtonMA #epramblesaroundnewengland2017

Saturday, February 25, 2017

My latest antique

I bought this at Canal Street Antiques in Lawrence.  Those legs!!!  Does anyone do reupholstering?!?  #midcenturymodernlegs

New antique shop

Two different friends this week sent me a link to Canal Street Antiques in Lawrence and asked if I'd been there.  Nope; but I went today!  It's a huge place filled with great stuff.  #epramblesaroundnewengland2017

Friday, February 24, 2017

Ready for the machine quilter

The quilt top is done and ready for the machine quilter.  I love it.  #iamasewingmachine #mybesthoursare9pmto1am

Thursday, February 23, 2017

TBT: the candid Pattons in the desert

#tazanfarright #pattonmemories #couldbearegram

Joanns has more cowbell


A ginger doll?

#hadto #oldmaidsneedtoys #inanonkinkyway #maileg

Beautiful Boston day

68 degrees.  In February.  In Boston.  #mykindofwinter #getoutside #wickedgoofywinter

Wednesday, February 22, 2017


I saw Lion tonight at my town theater.  It's a fantastic movie.  I loved it and that Dev Patel is easy on the eyes.  And the little boy deserves all the awards. During the movie a woman tapped the person behind her and said, "wake up; you're snoring!"  #smalltownshenanigans #lexingtonvenue #lion #iamreadyfortheoscars

A drawstring bag for a cute new Beehive

Millie Dresselhaus dies at 86

Millie is a legend, a pioneer, and incredible role model.  Did you see GE's commercial about her?  Google it; it's fantastic.  I will miss seeing her on campus.  #milliebraids #oneinamillie #MIT

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Fat Biscuit

And Fat Biscuit has a record player and lots of records that we had #backintheday - another reason to eat there! 

More shrimp and grits

Hey ya'll, I found shrimp and grits in Boston at Fat Biscuit!  It's a new restaurant at Market Street in Lynnfield.  That biscuit atthe top of my plate was delicious.  Check this place out; you will like it!  @fatbiscuit #iwantgritseveryday #whorememberslifebeforewephotographedallourmeals

Monday, February 20, 2017

Pimento cheese BLT with pickled green tomatoes

#onlyinthesouth #airportfood #caviar&bananas #betterthanburgerking #epvisitscharleston2017

I love random TSA pre-check

And that a worker lifted my bag off the conveyor belt for me.  #southerncharm #epvisitscharleston2017

Boone Hall

I really enjoyed touring this plantation.  The Slave Street was really interesting.  #epvisitscharleston2017

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Poogan's Porch

This fried chicken was good.  #epvisitscharleston2017

Jared and his stuffed animals


Isle of Palms


The "unfinished basement" is filled with chairs


Boston friend

It was fun seeing Allegra George at church today.  We met in Boston through blogging and a mutual friend.  #bostonfriends #pardonmyihaventhadababybabyfat #epvisitscharleston2017

Family photos

This is one of my faves from the weekend.  #epvisitscharleston2017

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Jared reading Good Night Charleston


Shrimp and grits for lunch at SNOB.  #slightlynorthofbroad #epvisitscharleston2017

Friday, February 17, 2017

My first grouper

#hymansincharleston #youhadmeathushpuppy #epvisitscharleston2017

Jared rocking his cowboy smock


Good night, Charleston


This isn't Boston


TSA issues

I've flown ~16 times in the last 3 years without incident (and with a tube of hair gel in my toiletry bag) and today TSA rummages through my suitcase and takes my gel away.  #gofigure #rebelwithgel #donttouchmystuff #epvisitscharleston2017

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Even the Amish love Chick Fil A

TBT: it's Girl Scout Cookie time!

Not to brag but I was the top seller one year.  #braggram #regram #oldiebutgoodie #thatgirlhair


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Fabric stash

SEW...I'm going to visit friends this weekend (to take family photos) and decided tonight to make their little boy a smock.  I looked through my stash of fabric quickly and didn't see anything to use and immediately thought #imustgotojoanns.  Since they're closed and I have GOBS of fabric I looked again and found some cool cowboy fabric I bought in Utah. 

I've had a request to see my fabric stash so here it is.  That red shelf is an antique pie holder I bought in Maine about 15 years ago.  The 12 foot IKEA shelf is filled with lots of my favorite fabrics.  It's not really 12 feet.  It's probably 6 feet tall.  I have a few more drawers of fabric in another room.  #ilovetosew #ilovefabric #fabrichoarder #obvs AND I have one row of that new quilt done!  #epcondo2017

My mom

This photo of Nan was in one of the boxes my dad sent.  Today marks 18 months without her.  I found a note I wrote a year or so before she died.  During one of our nightly phone calls she said, "I love it when one of us calls.  It's the whole thing." #pattonmemories #imissNan #dementiayouarecruel #collegephoto #UofU

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Monday, February 13, 2017

Scheming up my next quilt

I love all fabric by @bonniecottonway and @thimbleblossoms.  True confession: for that last quilt I cut a bunch of pieces without a plan and now I have LOTS of leftover pieces 3.5 x 9.5 inches.  I'll probably make a table runner.  Or three.  This time I'm planning it out.  #epthefabricwaster #ilovetosew


My power just went out.  #nosewingnobakingnotvnohotshower I guess I'll read.  #bostonwinter2017 #likelittlehouseontheprairie

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Outside my window...

...I can hear the sweet sound of someone else shoveling.   #condofeeatwork #bostonwinter2017

Snow day tomorrow...

..and I'm nervous I only have 4 eggs...what to make?!?  Not an angel food cake.  Maybe two batches of cookies.  Lexington has 8 inches of snow.  So far.  #bostonwinter2017


Peter Jones in jeans

That's how we roll on a snowy day in the Arlington Ward.  #whyamihere #theroadsarebad #snowyday

Ten dozen cookies for ten dozen homeless

#valentines #madeatmidnight #madewithlove #forcambridge

I spy Angel Moroni

#bostontemple #bostonwinter2017

OK...it is beautiful