Author Archives: Ann Laemmlen Lewis

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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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Container to Mali FINALLY Departs!

Oh my, it’s finally going!  We thought we said goodbye to this container weeks ago, but with the sanctions and political problems in the world, the red tape just got thicker and thicker.  We finally got clearance, and this morning … Continue reading

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160 Women, 160 Sewing Machines, 1 Room

This week I and 160 other women showed up at the Zermatt Resort in Midway, Utah for Amy McClellan’s Under the Garden Moon Retreat 2022.  I’ve been looking forward to this for a long long time! I didn’t miss quilting … Continue reading

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Our Ward International Pot Luck Feast

John and I serve as the Co-Chairs of the Activity Committee in our Stonewood 4th Ward.  That means we get to plan all the ward parties and activities.  Because of COVID restrictions, we’ve had to plan carefully and limit our … Continue reading

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Bridal Shower for Abbey Pinegar

Today we celebrated Aaron & Abbey’s upcoming marriage with a family bridal shower with members of Abbey’s family.  This was the first time I met most of them–her aunts and cousins–and they were delightful.  What an interestingly epic thing it … Continue reading

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Young Women’s Standards Night at the Cabin

This evening I was invited to speak to the young women in our ward.  They had a fun overnighter at our Sundance cabin planned, with lots of good food, workshops, activities, a Days for Girls service project, and my fireside … Continue reading

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My Soul is Fed by Needle and Thread

I am sad for any woman who doesn’t have a group of quilting friends.  Oh, how I love being with my quilt group every Wednesday!  We visit and stitch and counsel with each other about life, about our families, about … Continue reading

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A Sewing Sort of Week

It’s been a sewing sort of week.  I’ve been sewing and pressing these little half square triangles out of scraps and strips and leftovers from other projects.  I’m afraid my FTC (failure to count) problem has kicked in again.  I … Continue reading

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Celebrating Lorna Wood’s 90th Birthday

Today we had a really fun reunion with South African missionaries and friends to celebrate Lorna Wood’s 90th birthday.  She was our Mission Mom and we love her. South Africans, Andre and Judy (Bester) Brummer hosted our wonderful event.  We … Continue reading

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