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Note to Self #1

Every now and then, I'll be sharing little pearls of wisdom - sometimes funny things, often things resulting from my forgetfullness, bad judgement, laziness, absentmindedness, etc.  My goal is to help you avoid the same mistakes.  And/or to make you smile.

Here's the first installment.  Read, learn and enjoy.


  • ask your daughter to pick out her favorite fabric from your sewing room stash ("Oh no reason, Sweetheart.  Just curious.")
  • wait until she’s at school to start making her a birthday gift
  • smugly hide the evidence before she comes home, but then
  • forget to dispose of the scraps in the garbage can

Because when said short person notices the remnants you WILL be asked:  "Mommy, what are you making with my fabric?"

Parenthood requires you to be good at a lot of things - like thinking on your feet, remaining calm under pressure ... and lying.

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Reader Comments (3)


You're hilarious ... there's no other word for it! You're also raw and authentic. Thanks so much for your priceless humour! I'll be watching for your next posting ... no pressure :-)!

February 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterYvonne

Oh and don't leave receipts for Christmas gifts lying around. It's not enough just to use different paper! Kids are smart!!

February 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKaren
I thought you were going to take us to your colonoscopy manual for the faint of heart! It was so funny and I've told quite a few people about your hilarity. And since you asked, I'm starting another hexie quilt with tone on tone white centers, a ring of a med. light blue with pink and blue small flowers (an older Maywood line called Hydrangea), next ring of all sorts of rose and flower prints on whites/creams (Lecien, Moda London Lawn, Mary Rose, all my faves I've been saving, collecting just for this--well since it has been years of snatching 'em up--not just THIS quilt. It's my go to project for my two long stop lights on the way to school. Once you are all unpacked and organized, you'll be putting all of us to shame while you burn up the foot pedal on your machine!
July 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDelcia Rosenow

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