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Underground Railroad Quilt Code
Did quilts help guide escaped slaves to safety? Did different quilt blocks have specific meanings to slaves, perhaps based on their African past? Was the pattern of stitches and knots informative ...
Melanie in IA 02/24/2013 58 88 2 -
DK Quilt Guild: Be Prepared!
Be prepared... for what? For sewing and quilting, for mishaps and disasters, for the disposition of your stash and equipment when you can't use it anymore. There are ways to prepare for all of these ...
Melanie in IA 02/17/2013 42 18 - -
The Daily Bucket: Thursday
The Daily Bucket is a regular feature of the Backyard Science group. It is a place to note any observations you have made of the world around you. Insects, weather, meteorites, climate, birds and/...
Melanie in IA 02/07/2013 77 24 - -
The Snowshoe Quilter
Some love the snow; some love quilting. Simon Beck has found a way to combine designs sometimes found in quilting with his love of snowshoeing.
Melanie in IA 02/05/2013 19 38 1 -
The Daily Bucket: Monday
The Daily Bucket is a regular feature of the Backyard Science group. It is a place to note of any observations you have made of the world around you. Insects, weather, meteorites, climate, or ...
Melanie in IA 02/04/2013 80 35 - -
The Daily Bucket: Possum's Open Thread
The Daily Bucket is a place where we post and exchange our observations about the natural happenings we see. Birds, blooms, bugs and more - each note is a record that we can refer to in the future ...
Melanie in IA 01/24/2013 66 30 - -
Do Food Stamps Improve Childhood Health?
Or in terms a capitalist should appreciate: does the investment in children's nutrition have a positive return? If food benefits are reduced through sequester or legislation, is there negative ...
Melanie in IA 01/17/2013 29 36 1 -
Do You Qualify for Food Stamps?
The recent diary by l3em0n, Eating on $5 a Day, the Food Stamp "Entitlement" , drew high interest with more than 300 comments and at least 130 recs. It's clear that many members of the Daily Kos ...
Melanie in IA 01/16/2013 41 51 2 -
#100
*This is my one-hundredth diary at Daily Kos*. Since I started writing, that's not quite two a week. It's not what anyone around here would call prolific , like kos at almost 13,000 diaries, or even ...
Melanie in IA 01/14/2013 54 71 - -
DK Quilt Guild: Obama in Quilts
Politics and Patriotism in Quilts Since the birth of this country, quilters have expressed their interest in politics. Even in the late 1700s, toiles were introduced featuring likenesses of George ...
Melanie in IA 01/13/2013 53 38 1 1
Deer Hunters Support Food Agencies
Hunger in America exists for over 50 million people. That is 1 in 6 of the U.S. population, including more than 1 in 5 children. This group exists to raise awareness of the complexities of the ...
Melanie in IA 01/04/2013 28 24 - -
The Daily Bucket: Decorah Bald Eagles
The Daily Bucket is a place where we post and exchange our observations about the natural happenings we see. Birds, blooms, bugs and more - each note is a record that we can refer to in the future ...
Melanie in IA 01/03/2013 98 40 - -
Woody Guthrie's New Year's Resolutions
_1. WORK MORE AND BETTER_ _2. WORK BY A SCHEDULE_ _3. WASH TEETH IF ...
Melanie in IA 01/01/2013 20 30 2 -
The Stroke of Midnight, 12/31/99
Stroke. Disoriented at church. Stroke. Lost on the way home. Stroke. "Will this happen to me again?" As the world held its breath, watching whether global computer systems would crash due to the 4-...
Melanie in IA 12/31/2012 22 51 - -
New Group: Hunger in America
Hunger in America exists for over 50 million people. That is 1 in 6 of the U.S. population, including more than 1 in 5 children. Hunger affects health, education, opportunity, and economic growth. ...
Melanie in IA 12/29/2012 67 59 1 -
Quilt Therapy: Stitching Things Back Together
I, for one, am not sorry to see this year come to a close. For me the year brought something I never experienced before, an anxiety disorder accompanied by panic attacks. One of the panic attacks ...
Melanie in IA 12/25/2012 33 46 1 -
DK Quilt Guild: Your First Quilt
*DK Quilt Guild:* _A place for quilters to gather, share ideas, projects, and to make the world a better place, one quilt at a time. Join us and share your thoughts, projects, questions, and tips. ...
Melanie in IA 12/23/2012 34 16 - -
I Called the Streets Department
We had a heckuva blizzard yesterday in east central Iowa. At our house the snow didn't accumulate a lot, perhaps about 4" of snow. But it was rather wet, and the wind blew ferociously all day, ...
Melanie in IA 12/21/2012 44 43 - -
They Are Hungry Every Day
Want to serve the hungry this holiday season? Over the holidays, a lot of us have the urge to help those less fortunate. We sign up to serve a holiday meal at the soup kitchen, or we donate to a ...
Melanie in IA 12/20/2012 12 39 - -
Be Kind. It Matters.
I used the title as my sig line for quite a while. I can be as angry and mean-spirited as the next person, fortunately only in small bits and pieces. It's hard for me to stay angry at most people ...
Melanie in IA 12/16/2012 66 119 1 -
If you're looking for Cheers & Jeers,
I just saw a comment from Bill that it will not appear tonight. Please look tomorrow at noon ET.
Melanie in IA 12/14/2012 35 21 - -
The Daily Bucket - Favorite Photos
The Daily Bucket is a place where we post and exchange our observations about what is happening in the natural world in our neighborhood. Each note about the bugs, buds, and birds around us is a ...
Melanie in IA 12/13/2012 82 26 - -
DK Quilt Guild: Binding
DK Quilt Guild: A place for quilters to gather, share ideas, projects, and to make the world a better place, one quilt at a time. Join us and share your thoughts, projects, questions, and tips. ...
Melanie in IA 12/09/2012 49 23 4 -
The Daily Bucket -- Open Thread
The Daily Bucket is a place where we can post and exchange our observations about the natural happenings in our neighborhoods. Birds, bugs, blossoms and more - each notation is a record that we can ...
Melanie in IA 12/01/2012 83 16 - -
Our Librul Holiday Letter
We still send holiday cards. Most years we tuck in a quarter-page note to give a bullet-pointed version of our year to those we rarely see. A fourth of a piece of paper is barely enough to touch the ...
Melanie in IA 11/30/2012 55 41 - -
The Daily Bucket -- Another Open Thread
If anyone has another "Bucket" to post, please feel free! The *Daily Bucket is a place where we can post and exchange our observations about the natural happenings in our neighborhoods.* Birds, bugs,
Melanie in IA 11/26/2012 92 16 - -
DK Quilt Guild: Make a Block with Me
DK Quilt Guild: A place for quilters to gather, share ideas, projects, and to make the world a better place, one quilt at a time. Join us and share your thoughts, projects, questions, and tips. ...
Melanie in IA 11/25/2012 61 22 - -
The Daily Bucket -- Open Thread
If anyone has another "Bucket" to post, please feel free! The Daily Bucket is a place where we can post and exchange our observations about the natural happenings in our neighborhoods. Birds, bugs, ...
Melanie in IA 11/25/2012 51 24 - -
Quilt Therapy: The Siblings' Quilts
For some it is music, for others getting out in nature, still others enjoy pets or a hobby. Each of us has our own way of restoring peace. My places of refuge are my quilting and writing, and I used ...
Melanie in IA 11/23/2012 77 78 4 -
The Daily Bucket: Turkey Day!
The Daily Bucket is a place where we can post and exchange our observations about the natural happenings in our neighborhoods. Birds, bugs, blossoms and more - each notation is a record that we can ...
Melanie in IA 11/22/2012 25 23 - -
We Start Anew, with Poll
It's over. Or is it? The election, which has been all-consuming for many of us for months, eclipsed work on issues. Now the election is over, let's get back to issues. There are so many, and of ...
Melanie in IA 11/08/2012 16 9 - -
Need a Giggle?
Need a good laugh? This morning I happened on an old Statler and Waldorf segment, pitting the famous old-guy hecklers against Milton Berle. Any funnies you want to share? Now with a smile on ...
Melanie in IA 11/05/2012 39 43 1 -
Do Good Anyway
I am humbled by the dedication and hard work of volunteers, the graciousness of voters who've been pestered many times, the generosity of those who bring food and treats to share. The last four ...
Melanie in IA 11/04/2012 16 27 - -
GOTV: Iowa Same Day Registration & Marriage Equality
Yesterday MinistryofTruth put up a diary on Romney training for poll watchers . He linked to a ThinkProgress article on the training . I want to clarify Iowa requirements for voter ID. *Iowa has ...
Melanie in IA 11/02/2012 23 34 - -
GOTV: Feed Your Campaign Workers
Can't phone bank or canvass, but still want to contribute to the GOTV effort? Consider helping to feed your campaign workers. During the *final four days of GOTV, Saturday November 3 through the ...
Melanie in IA 10/29/2012 19 26 - -
DK Quilt Guild: Projects Update
_DK Quilt Guild: A place for quilters to gather, share ideas, projects, and to make the world a better place, one quilt at a time. Join us and share your thoughts, projects, questions, and tips. ...
Melanie in IA 10/28/2012 58 19 - 7
The Daily Bucket: Squirrel!
The Daily Bucket is a place where we can post and exchange our observations about the natural happenings in our neighborhoods. Birds, bugs, blossoms and more - each notation is a record that we can ...
Melanie in IA 10/25/2012 83 30 - -
The Daily Bucket - Big Birds in Iowa!
The Daily Bucket is a place where we post and exchange our observations about what is happening in the natural world in our neighborhood. Each note about the bugs, buds, and birds around us is a ...
Melanie in IA 10/18/2012 63 38 - -
The Hunger Quilt, and How YOU Can Help
*Hunger is no game.* In 2011 low food security impacted almost one in six Americans. According to the US Department of Agriculture , An estimated 85.1 percent of American households were food ...
Melanie in IA 10/13/2012 33 38 1 -
DK Quilt Guild: Open Thread
DK Quilt Guild: A place for quilters to gather, share ideas, projects, and to make the world a better place, one quilt at a time. Join us and share your thoughts, projects, questions, and tips. ...
Melanie in IA 10/07/2012 47 16 - 105
Are You a Campaign Volunteer?
Are you volunteering in this year's campaigns? Those of us at Daily Kos are intellectually and emotionally engaged in the election. Are you actively engaged with your time, trying to elect more and ...
Melanie in IA 10/07/2012 23 13 - 83
Sheldon Adelson's Big Bet
Why oh why is Sheldon Adelson supporting Mitt Romney's campaign? Well, casino magnate Adelson knows a thing or two about gambling. Supporting Mitt is a gamble, to be sure. But if it pays off, it ...
Melanie in IA 09/13/2012 61 90 5 846
Romney's Science Fail on Cold Fusion
Remember cold fusion ? It's the type of nuclear reaction that would occur at, or near, room temperature, compared with temperatures in the millions of degrees that is required for "hot" fusion. As ...
Melanie in IA 09/12/2012 34 19 - 155
Making it up on Volume
*There's an old joke about a retailer:* margins thin already but trying to attract customers, the retailer decided to have a big sale. After looking at the proposed discounts, an assistant ...
Melanie in IA 09/11/2012 14 32 1 108
DK Quilt Guild: Scraps
_DK Quilt Guild: A place for quilters to gather, share ideas, projects, and to make the world a better place, one quilt at a time. Join us and share your thoughts, projects, questions, and tips. ...
Melanie in IA 09/09/2012 32 22 - 180
Iowa vs. Iowa State
Who will win today's cross-state rivalry? I have it on good authority... Yesterday the Obamas and Bidens were in Iowa City. Son, Jim, and I were fortunate to be right in front of the podium. When ...
Melanie in IA 09/08/2012 48 12 - 159
The Daily Bucket: Goldenrod
AaaCHOOO!!! This time of year you may be sneezing, and you may blame goldenrod as one of the culprits in your allergy attack. Most likely it isn't. The Daily Bucket is a place where we post and ...
Melanie in IA 09/06/2012 34 21 - 123
Who Will Take Care of Grandma?
Who will take care of Grandma? And how will we pay for it? All politics are personal, but what each of us reacts to differs. For some, environmental issues are their primary concern; others react to ...
Melanie in IA 09/06/2012 82 93 6 453
WARNING! 1,000 Years of Darkness!
Warning to all evangelical Christians, via Chuck Norris and his wife Gena: if you don't register and vote, President Obama will win again, and America will be on the path to *socialism or something ...
Melanie in IA 09/04/2012 35 23 - 203
The Daily Bucket: Mystery Seed Pods
Help solve the mystery of the black seed pods! But first: _The Daily Bucket is a place where we post and exchange our observations about what is happening in the natural world in our neighborhood. ...
Melanie in IA 08/30/2012 28 17 - 118
So, How Did You Meet? With Poll
We interrupt your convention drinking game to bring you this question of interest: how did you meet your Significant Other? If there is no SO right now, how did you meet your _most significant_ ...
Melanie in IA 08/29/2012 153 20 - 316
DK Quilt Guild: Sewing from Stash
Good evening, dear quilters! I hope you've had a creative week. Mine has been. I finished one quilt top and got a running start on another. I'll show you photos in a bit. First this: DK Quilt Guild:
Melanie in IA 08/26/2012 62 45 - 284
WYFP: The Other Man
It's kind of late. It's probably a bad time to make confessions. But here goes... I fell in love with another man. A man not my husband. *WYFP* is our community's Saturday evening gathering to talk ...
Melanie in IA 08/25/2012 196 45 - 334
Facebook Strikes Again
So many of us have stories of differing opinions with friends and family, with the differences rearing their ugly heads in Facebook comment threads. Well here we go again! My in-laws, by and large,
Melanie in IA 08/22/2012 92 36 - 408
DK Quilt Guild: Better Together
DK Quilt Guild: A place for quilters to gather, share ideas, projects, and to make the world a better place, one quilt at a time. Join us and share your thoughts, projects, questions, and tips. ...
Melanie in IA 08/19/2012 23 19 - 119
Ogden Nash, 1902-1971
One of America's favorite poets, Frederic *Ogden Nash*, was born on this day, 110 years ago in the small town of Rye, New York. His free-form style allowed rhyming lines of varying lengths and made-...
Melanie in IA 08/19/2012 124 71 2 333
Mom
The years jumble in my mind, some years of soul-lifting joy, others of great sorrow, pain, or stress. They look like baseball cards with the year on top instead of the player’s name, a couple of ...
Melanie in IA 08/14/2012 92 107 3 520
The Daily Bucket: Cherries, Berries and Hummingbirds
The Daily Bucket is a place where we post and exchange our observations about what is happening in the natural world in our neighborhood. Each note about the bugs, buds, and birds around us is a ...
Melanie in IA 08/09/2012 86 26 - 166
Magic Day for Calendar Geeks
Amaze your friends! Astound your neighbors! Confuse your enemies! Calculate the day of the week for any date, all without consulting a paper OR electronic calendar! Several years ago my dad, a ...
Melanie in IA 08/08/2012 43 24 6 195
Add Homonym: An Olympic Diversion
Need something fun to do while waiting for the Olympics opening ceremony? Commercials and athletes' profiles suck up much of the time while we wait patiently for the parade of athletes and the ...
Melanie in IA 07/27/2012 65 21 - 149
The Daily Bucket: Barn Swallows
The Daily Bucket is a place where we can post and exchange our observations about the natural happenings in our neighborhoods. Birds, bugs, blossoms and more - each notation is a record that we can ...
Melanie in IA 07/26/2012 68 21 - 131
DK Quilt Guild: Book Reviews
DK Quilt Guild: A place for quilters to gather, share ideas, projects, and to make the world a better place, one quilt at a time. Join us and share your thoughts, projects, questions, and tips. ...
Melanie in IA 07/22/2012 73 18 - 205
Of Real Heroes and the Statues that Honor Them
Sometimes it is hard to know who the real heroes are. My old college dictionary defines a hero as someone "of distinguished courage or ability, admired for [his] brave deeds and noble qualities." I'...
Melanie in IA 07/22/2012 25 14 - 80
The Daily Bucket: Queen Anne's Lace
The Daily Bucket is a place where we post and exchange our observations about what is happening in the natural world in our neighborhood. Each note about the bugs, buds, and birds around us is a ...
Melanie in IA 07/19/2012 152 73 1 654
AIDS Quilt Touch Application
Begun with an idea in 1985 by San Francisco gay rights activist Cleve Jones , the AIDS Memorial Quilt is a tribute to those lost to the greatest pandemic of our time. Construction of the quilt began ...
Melanie in IA 07/05/2012 46 41 2 215
The Daily Bucket: Cattails
The Daily Bucket is a place where we post and exchange our observations about what is happening in the natural world in our neighborhood. Each note about the bugs, buds, and birds around us is a ...
Melanie in IA 07/05/2012 89 46 1 238
Koch Brothers Products: ACTION!
*Socially responsible buying (SRB)* is something we all can do with a little effort. The concept of boycotts is old, but to be effective, those who wish to participate need to know brands, products, ...
Melanie in IA 07/03/2012 102 138 10 702
Basil Pesto, Food of the Gods
Sweet basil , fragrant, green, versatile. It's used in Italian cooking as well as Asian. For those who keep a kitchen garden, it's also easy to grow. We've lived in this house for 10 years now, and ...
Melanie in IA 06/30/2012 197 105 23 645
Before Disaster Strikes: Inventory Your Stuff!
*Wildfires, tornadoes, earthquakes, hurricanes, floods...* every part of the country is susceptible to disaster; every one of us is vulnerable to natural (and human-instigated) phenomena. Plenty of ...
Melanie in IA 06/26/2012 35 27 2 148
Cash
How would you like your change? Two tens have the same value as a twenty. Wadded up or neatly ordered, paper currency has the same value either way. But a lot of us may have strong preferences for ...
Melanie in IA 06/15/2012 97 24 - 223
Home At Last
This morning I had a song tumbling through my head, Simon and Garfunkel's "Homeward Bound." At last we were on the way back to our own home, our own routine, our own food, our own (large-enough) bed.
Melanie in IA 06/12/2012 28 26 - 137
The Daily Bucket -- The Unpaved Path
The Daily Bucket is a place where we can post and exchange our observations about the natural happenings in our neighborhoods. Birds, bugs, blossoms and more - each notation is a record that we can ...
Melanie in IA 05/31/2012 10 15 - 64
THIS is Iowa
Your vantage point may be different from mine. If you see Iowa from 30,000 feet, or perhaps whizzing through on I-80 at 70 mph, you don't see what I see. From my vantage point this evening, I saw ...
Melanie in IA 05/26/2012 176 81 - 563
New Diarists: A Lesson in What NOT to Do
There was a "diary" posted today that received a lot of attention, and not in a good way. As of about 6:00 CT it had more than 360 views and 71 comments, but only two recs. Why only two? Because the "
Melanie in IA 05/24/2012 98 112 3 1154
The Daily Bucket: Weavings
Woven into our little suburbia are a number of walking/biking paths. Recreational space for nearby residents, these ribbons of pavement also connect areas that otherwise require driving. Many of ...
Melanie in IA 05/24/2012 51 21 - 136
WYFP: I Feel Nekkid!
Do you ever feel over-exposed? Have you ever felt like you put too much information out into the world about yourself and now you wish you hadn't? Or you recognize at least the potential exists? I'm ...
Melanie in IA 05/19/2012 161 37 - 394
DK Quilt Guild: Mothers' Day Edition
DK Quilt Guild: A place for quilters to gather, share ideas, projects, and to make the world a better place, one quilt at a time. Join us and share your thoughts, projects, questions, and tips. ...
Melanie in IA 05/13/2012 30 17 - 107
The Daily Bucket: TB Sanitarium Walk
Less than a mile from our house, the university has a research park built on a few hundred acres that used to include farm land, timber, and a few houses. From 1908 until 1981 it housed the state ...
Melanie in IA 05/10/2012 50 15 - 149
What's in a Name? What's in YOUR Name?
"What's in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet." Almost all of us have heard these famous lines from Shakespeare's _Romeo and Juliet_, words alluding to the ...
Melanie in IA 05/05/2012 150 28 - 347
Quilt: Graduation
_Note: much of the material in this diary was published previously in this WAYWO diary . This is an update and shows the finished quilt, just in time for Son in IA's graduation._ I almost always ...
Melanie in IA 05/03/2012 37 35 - 153
WAYWO and DKQG Joint Meeting
Good evening and welcome to an experimental joint diary for WAYWO and DK Quilt Guild. Since both groups have trouble getting volunteers for diary duty, I volunteered for this week, to do ONE diary ...
Melanie in IA 04/29/2012 57 23 - 136
The Daily Bucket - The Monster in the Woods
There's a monster in the woods, a monster of threatening force, prodigiously reproducing, covering all in its path. Some monsters like Bigfoot are hidden, undercover, and hard enough to find that ...
Melanie in IA 04/26/2012 29 19 - 124
A Middle-Aged Woman Reclaims Her Beauty
The beauty of young women cannot be denied, healthy with glowing unwrinkled skin, bright eyes, firm round breasts, and soft, dark pink lips. Their bellies are flat, or sweetly rounded like a kitten's.
Melanie in IA 04/24/2012 67 74 1 393
How to be a Good Diary Host
I pop into a lot of different regular diaries that use rotating diarist duties, including WYFP, WAYWO, DK Quilt Guild, Books that Changed My Life, as well as others. Some of these regularly call for ...
Melanie in IA 04/16/2012 77 44 3 297
Cheaters
As one who sees the world through pale-pink glasses, I tend to assume people are honorable, sometimes making stupid or selfish choices, but generally moving through the universe trying to do the ...
Melanie in IA 04/11/2012 159 62 - 756
Forgiveness: Who Needs it, Anyway?
Who needs it, really? What does it mean to forgive someone, and why is forgiveness important? I grew up un-churched, a heathen, so my faith-structure is weak. But I still have a belief in a higher ...
Melanie in IA 04/07/2012 55 16 - 153
DK Quilt Guild: Place Holder
DK Quilt Guild: A place for quilters to gather, share ideas, projects, and to make the world a better place, one quilt at a time. Join us and share your thoughts, projects, questions, and tips. ...
Melanie in IA 03/18/2012 65 13 - 140
March of Women's History: Gladys Pyle
We celebrate women’s history one month a year. Though most of us could argue that women should be celebrated every day, perhaps it is fitting that the designated month is March. March, with the ...
Melanie in IA 03/15/2012 14 31 - 140
DK Quilt Guild: Wedding Quilts
DK Quilt Guild: A place for quilters to gather, share ideas, projects, and to make the world a better place, one quilt at a time. Join us and share your thoughts, projects, questions, and tips. ...
Melanie in IA 03/04/2012 32 23 - 120
The Blunt Amendment -- Unintended Consequences
In all the discussion about the Blunt Amendment and women's reproductive rights, a crucial bit of logic has been largely overlooked. The Blunt Amendment, if passed, would not only destroy health ...
Melanie in IA 03/04/2012 4 26 - 179
1997: A Year to Remember
There are years we remember for the good things that happened, and years we remember for the stresses or heartaches. Lately I’ve been thinking about 1997, one of the latter years. My thoughts ...
Melanie in IA 03/03/2012 20 22 - 209
I Messed Up
I messed up. I had a friend. I said some things. I've lost the friend due to my words... I messed up. Words are funny things, aren't they? They are different when spoken than when written, and they ...
Melanie in IA 02/09/2012 32 16 - 297
DK Quilt Guild: NFTT Round Robin
DK Quilt Guild: A place for quilters to gather, share ideas, projects, and to make the world a better place, one quilt at a time. Join us and share your thoughts, projects, questions, and tips. ...
Melanie in IA 01/29/2012 34 26 2 140
WAYWO: The Graduation Quilt
Welcome to this edition of WAYWO (What Are You Working On?), a weekly community diary series for all things crafty, in a variety of mediums and techniques....so welcome knitters, sewers, quilters,
Melanie in IA 01/22/2012 39 28 - 169
DK Quilt Guild: Let's Get Organized!
It's been a while since the DK Quilt Guild got together, but we're going to make a big push to re-initiate the group and the diary series. Of course, to have a diary series, we need people ...
Melanie in IA 01/15/2012 23 17 - 120
The Door is Closed, But I'm Still Here
Some people are fixers, helpers, or caretakers. It is their calling to care for people damaged by illness, inability, or age. They treat our sick and wounded, feed and bathe our ...
Melanie in IA 01/12/2012 54 86 - 511
The Stroke of Midnight, 12/31/1999
Stroke. Disoriented at church. Stroke. Lost on the way home. Stroke. "Will this happen to me again?" As the world held its breath, watching whether global computer systems would crash due to the 4-...
Melanie in IA 12/31/2011 28 58 - 324
Books That Changed My Life: How Children Learn
I have no instinct for babies or small children. Or big children, for that matter. I watch my husband interact with babies naturally, with great joy, and they are fascinated by him, too. It seems I ...
Melanie in IA 12/30/2011 15 22 - 94
Quilt: Christmas Stocking
When I was a kid, the Christmas stocking was a feature of our family holiday celebration. My mom, an incredibly creative woman, lovingly made our stockings, decorating each differently. We all knew ...
Melanie in IA 12/24/2011 15 9 - 69
Gifts and Paying it Forward
It's been a beautiful, inspiring week, watching the lists of those whose kos-lives would be improved by lifetime subscriptions, watching those names crossed off and added to a subbed list. Hearty ...
Melanie in IA 12/16/2011 12 14 - 70
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