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quilting, applique, paper piecing, hand quilting, machine quilting, embroidery, general sewing, gardening, other
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Chloe the cat.

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Sunday Sweet Tooth

Posted on April 17, 2011 at 9:26pm 16 Comments

I know how corny I sound.


I can hear myself.

But, everything seems to be coming together.  Like my life was a box holding metal puzzle pieces that I had turned upside down and now, somehow, I’ve managed to find a magnet just strong enough to be slowly pulling the pieces together in a strange orderly fashion.


One foot in front of the other instead of one…


Sweet Memories Scattered Amongst Tempestuous Times

Posted on April 16, 2011 at 4:30pm 11 Comments

Perhaps, considering the amount of drugs and alcohol I have been saturated in, the title of my post should be “Sweet! Memories scattered amongst tempestuous times!” reflecting my happiness to remember anything at all.

When I was drinking and using I always liked to consider myself, as sick as it sounds, in the process of preserving my body with all that I consumed. Kind of like the fifth member of …


Backing?… Check! Binding?… Huh?!?

Posted on April 14, 2011 at 11:13am 6 Comments

If dreaming about quilting were a seamstress qualification then, well, let’s just say that I would be well on my way. Binding has been a bit of a puzzle to me, especially since I am so stubborn that I have really wanted to try and figure it out on my own.

Every night, almost without fail, mixed in with the using and drinking dreams that usually accompany new sobriety, I find a dream or two about quilting. Specifically, binding.

Last night, believe it…


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At 8:40pm on September 17, 2011, AidaCJ/NH said…

Ashley, just to let you know, I read your blogs today, and you know what?

YOU ARE FANTASTIC!  And I am rejoicing for you, thousands of miles away, I am truly glad you are doing great!

Hugs - Aida

BTW - I love the stars, wish I have the patience to do something like that.

At 7:41pm on August 2, 2011, Michelle K said…
Ashley, I am so glad you are doing well right now.  One day at a time.  I am trying to keep up with you on your website.  I love the quilt you are doing for your mother.  It is great!!  Keep fighting.  You can win.
At 2:44pm on July 20, 2011, Jean Lonsway said…

Hi Ashley - Jus a quick note to tell you we are all concerned about you.  The blocks aren't important but would love a little note from you.


At 2:53pm on July 3, 2011, Jean Lonsway said…

Just read your message and and here is the address -  1527 S Baney Road

Ashland OH  44805.   I will keep my eye open for it and let you know when it arrives.  It is REALLY hot here.  90's.  So the air is on and I am staying inside most of the time.  Have a nice day tomorrow!    Jean

At 8:44am on May 13, 2011, AidaCJ/NH said…

Hi Ashley,

Just a short note to say I'm thinking of you. I hear the sun is shining brightly in San Francisco, please send some warmth our way.  It's already mid-May and the temperatures still drop down to the 40's at night, brrrrr..

Take care - Aida from NH.

At 6:35pm on May 10, 2011, Michelle K said…
Ashley, haven' heard many comments from you lately girl, you doing ok. I was reading your blog, but wasn't real sure when everything has taken place, I am thinking when it was dated, but I was just checking in on ya. Stay strong. Keep in touch.
At 7:21pm on April 23, 2011, Norma, Ont /Can said…

Hello Ashely, thank you for replying, I hope you have a wonderfull Easter this year, to make up for what you lost other years, it will all come together for you soon you will see.

My DH and I are spending this Easter on our own this year which is nice, my family made arrangments with friends this year and that is ok. At least I only have to cook for 2.

I hope you got something nice for your fiance and he likewise for you , starbucks and easter bunnies wouldn't that go down a  treat :)) . I wonder what you will sew for an easter project it will be nice and colourful i bet, will you post a picture sew that we all can see . have a good weekend Ashley, I will talk to again ,  take care , bye for now   HUGS   :-)      Norma  xx

At 12:22pm on April 22, 2011, Norma, Ont /Can said…
Happy Good Friday and Happy Easter to you Ashely.
At 12:40am on April 19, 2011, Gayle/La. said…
Thank you for inviting me to be your friend.  I would be happy to be a friend and I hope we will be able to share chats from time to time.
At 8:49pm on April 18, 2011, Gayle/La. said…
Welcome to our swap group and I am anxious to see your quilt finished.  I am loving the colors between the gray(?) squares.

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