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Lori Summers

When I Became A Texan

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This year marks the 15th anniversary of my husband and I becoming Texans.  Now some of y’all may argue that if you’re not born in Texas you’re not really a Texan.  I respectively disagree.

I became a Texan the first time I gazed up at a clear blue sky that went on forever.

I became  a Texan when I first saw a field of bluebonnets.  Come April this beautiful Read More

My Top Three Sewing Machines for Quilting/Embroidery

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I’ve been quilting since 2010 and have struggled with the small machine I have.  It’s doable, but there is a lot of pulling and tugging involved.

Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE my Brother cs6000i machine.  It sews like a dream and I’ve never had a problem with it. at a cost of around $150 I think it is the perfect machine for a beginner.

The trouble is, the throat is too small.  The photo above show a lap quilt I’m quilting.  Since it’s a smaller quilt, It’s not too much of a problem.  If I were to try a larger quilt, like a queen or king size, there would be no way!

Here are a few of the machines that are on my wish list: Read More

January 4, 2019

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I’ve heard of writer’s block but this is ridiculous. I’m not a writer, I’m a story prompter. I am really great at thinking of story ideas. I can plot a story line, set the scene and name my characters. I’ve even gotten so far as writing a few paragraphs. After that, nothing.

I have an entire folder with nothing but story prompts and first liners. Can you make a living being a story prompter? Read More

January 3, 2019

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A nice warm fire is taking the chill out of the room. One of the nice things about Texas is that it’s only cold for a couple of months each year.

Now that I have the website up and running I think I’ll spend time in the craft room tomorrow. I need to get the quilts for the grand daughters completed! Time to stop procrastinating. I’ve been in a quilting funk the last year or so. I have so many projects that I want to get started on. But I need to finish the two quilts I have in progress first.

Weather today, cold drizzle. 37 degrees

January 2, 2019

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I’ve been off work for 13 days. What was supposed to be a nice stay at home vacation has turned into a 12 day (so far) furlough due to the government shutdown.

Needless to say I’m not happy, but, I have to make the best of it. My husband and I have caught up on a lot of shows and movies. We have watched two versions on Wyatt Earp. Read More