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Tactile Travels to Athens, OH

“Where,” you may ask? “Athens, Greece? Athens, Georgia?” Actually, it’s Athens, Ohio, home of the biennial Quilt National , home of Ohio University, a lovely county seat perched on the edge of the Hocking River, just a stone’s throw from West Virginia. Daydreams of visiting the juried art quilt exhibit wafted into my consciousness every other […]

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New Bedford for Textile Lovers

One sunny autumn Saturday, Adrienne Sloane  and I went rope shopping a couple years back.  Unfortunately for us, the rope place was closed on weekends, but historic New Bedford was just a few miles down the road.  It was one of those places always on my hit list.  Let’s face it, there are plenty of New […]

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Before you hit the road… travel prep tips

January is an excellent time to organize, plan and prepare.  Is it resolutions? The lunar new year?  Dark grey days?  Whether you’re a fan of resolutions or could care less, take time this month to get ready for your next travels, wherever they may be:   Make copies of your passport and driver’s license.  Keeping […]

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May in Italy? 6 Great Events

May is magnificent in Italy… often sunny yet not too hot with green hillsides, fields of poppies and cherry blossoms.  There could be nothing nicer than just heading out to the Agriturismo Ca del Re, eating lunch under a tree. Ok, a dessert sampler of three ice creams could make it nicer. But I digress… […]

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Packing less liquid

We’ve come a long way from steamer trunks. I’ve set off for a week in Italy with a carry on roller bag, which has 2 knitting projects and room for souvenirs. Of course, the liquid restrictions in carry on luggage does take some consideration. So I just had to share my nice plastic sandwich bag […]

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Shake it up!

That’s been my catch phrase for the past six months: Shake it up! With the daily balancing act, hanging on for dear life may be the natural reaction. But we all need to try something new. Last week, my husband encouraged me to come along with him on a business trip to Park City, Utah. […]

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