Author Archives: Ann Laemmlen Lewis

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Off to Kansas City–Baby Girl is Coming!

We did something we’ve never done before yesterday–we took our suitcases and got on Frontrunner in Orem and rode to the Salt Lake Airport.  $1.25 for each of us and free parking on both ends!  What a deal!  All of … Continue reading

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Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital

I took a little break from the quilt retreat yesterday to meet John and some of our invited friends for a tour of the new Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital being built in Lehi, Utah.  We’re excited to have this new … Continue reading

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School Uniforms for Zimbabwe!

It’s always amazing to me how things find their way to places they need to go.  Like this batch of Challenger School uniforms that were no longer needed here.  A friend calls a friend, who calls a friend, who calls … Continue reading

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Quilt Retreat at Sundance

I’ve just returned from a heavenly week with my dear friends at a quilt retreat.  I can’t think of many things I’d rather do that sit with my quilt group and sew all day and into the night.  You’d think … Continue reading

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Sharing the Love–Thinning Out My Quilt Room

I’ve been spending considerable time in my sewing room, thinning and sorting and deciding what things I can part with (that means things I won’t get to before I exit this life).  Tonight I parted with 8-10 boxes of fabric, … Continue reading

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The Valuable Time of Maturity by Mário de Andrade

The Valuable Time of Maturity by Mário de Andrade I counted my years and realized that I have less time to live by, than I have lived so far. I have more past than future. I feel like that boy … Continue reading

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Pressers and Clappers

Just when you think we’ve figured it all out, some new gadget or ruler or method shows up in the quilting world.  At the quilt retreat a couple of weeks ago, I learned about wool pressing mats and clappers.  I’d … Continue reading

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A New Berry Patch

I grew up on a farm in California where we had a huge boysenberry patch.  I’ve always dreamed of having another, here in Utah.  Today was the day we got after it.  The stakes are in the ground, the wire … Continue reading

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Aaron and Abbey’s Wedding Day, 15 April 2022

We woke feeling excited.  The air was cool and crisp.  We got ready to drive to the Draper Temple.  Aaron drove early with Adam and the rest of us followed.  The Draper Temple is high on the side of the … Continue reading

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A Grand Musical Production: A Pinegar Family Tradition

Tonight we were introduced to a huge Pinegar Family Tradition.  The night before anyone in their extended family gets married, the family puts on a full Broadway theater production, re-written to fit the story of the young couple.  Abbey’s aunts … Continue reading

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