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For a Change from My Lameass Quilting

For a Change from My Lameass Quilting

Dear Ann, Oh A-ann? Where ARE you? I know you said you’d be on vacation but it seems like you’ve dropped off the face of the earth or something. Turn on your GPS thingie so I can find you out there in the desert! I have been quilting like a nut. LOVE THE QUILTING SO MUCH. I am trying to understand my deep loathing of The Template. But so far it seems quite possible to keep quilting without getting out the X-acto knife and...

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When Life Hands You Pink Lemons

When Life Hands You Pink Lemons

Dear Ann, I was all set for my first attempt at sewing an apron for Tie One On. The theme for July was ‘Pink Lemonade’. I had this fake vintage dishtowel that suits the theme perfectly. Amy had granted specific permission to all apron slackers to take a dishtowel, sew a long length of ribbon at the top, and call it an apron. But I had my own Artistic Vision, which involved cutting out the beverages and fruits and arranging them...

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Don’t Go Changin’

Don’t Go Changin’

Dear Ann, Your letter roused me from my Christmas-pudding-induced post-holiday torpor (it was delicious by the way; thanks Polly!). Whatchyoutalkinbout, girl, with this Total Change In Ann Presentation? Is there some other Pamela Lee out there, with closets full of wool cardigans to match every known color of dirt, that I don’t know about? Remember one of our 1001 Official Mason-Dixon Knitting Mottos for 2004: “Be Who You...

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Mason-Dixon Mailbag

Mason-Dixon Mailbag

Dear Kay, Much has happened since last we co-posted the entire history of our lives: Clif’s first soccer game. (Half the team decided to hang on the sideline, citing fear of the opposing team, but Fella was out there showing a surprising level of spunk.) Ninety-sixth birthday party for Hubbo’s grandfather, Big Daddy. Tennessee Titans professional routing of the loathsome Oakland Raiders. I’m a wreck. Foremost, of course, is my...

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