Category Archives: Edie McGinnis

January 23, 2015

The Babies are Coming!

By Edie McGinnis I am looking forward to April and May this year. In April, my youngest son and his wife will welcome another little boy into their family. Their children, Jackson and Sophia, know they are getting a little brother, but I’m willing to bet they don’t have any idea what a difference that Continue Reading

January 9, 2015

About that New Year’s Resolution

By Edie McGinnis If you recall, a few weeks ago I wrote about my New Year’s resolutions. I said I was going to finish at least one UFO this year and I was going to get rid of some of my fabric. I thought it might help if I made myself accountable, so I am Continue Reading

January 2, 2015

No Happy Ending This Time

By Edie McGinnis At the end of September, my 20-year-old dryer turned up its toes and died. It had done its job, drying load after load of jeans that had been worn by my three teen-age boys. It had labored week after week, month after month, year after year of 20 loads of laundry a Continue Reading

December 12, 2014

Considering the Children

By Edie McGinnis There are only 13 days left before Santa comes to call. Twelve, if you open gifts on Christmas Eve.  That’s not much time left if you’re making gifts, especially those of the quilted kind. When I watch my grandkids open their gifts in a flurry of wrapping paper and ribbon, I am Continue Reading

December 5, 2014

Tops and Blocks and Pieces, Oh, My!

By Edie McGinnis I much prefer the phrase works in progress, or WIP, as we so conveniently shorten it, to UFOs (unfinished objects). Somehow, WIP seems more positive, even though I may not have touched a particular project in 10 or 11 years. And, who knows, maybe more time than that has elapsed since I Continue Reading