Catching Fireflies

finding magic along the way

Monthly Archives: January, 2013

The End is Near, or Is It?

Many of you may have heard that Barnes & Noble will be closing a third of their brick-and-mortar stores over the next ten years. That’s about 20 stores per year! According to some of the articles I have read, they have been quietly closing about 15 stores per year over the last decade, while branching …

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Fasten Your Seatbelts! It’s about to get bumpy…

Have you ever noticed that the more comfortable you get with your life, the smaller your comfort zone gets? Maybe it’s just me, but it seems that as I have gotten older, I have lost that nerve that came so naturally when I was a teenager. Back when I was young, it seemed so easy …

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Life is but a dream…

“He felt that his whole life was some kind of dream and he sometimes wondered whose it was and whether they were enjoying it.” ― Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy   Kind of makes you think for a second, huh?   Whose dream is this life we are living and are they …

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Small beginnings and your journey

I love getting Chinese take out and though I really don’t care for the fortune cookies, I never miss an opportunity to get a fortune. I tend to hold on to the ones that seem particularly fitting. I stick them on my monitor or anchor them between two pages of whatever book I happen to …

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Learning Focus, or how to lose your worries one block at a time

My baby arrived today… No, no, no… not that kind of baby! 🙂 This ia a Juki long arm (though technically it is more mid-arm length) quilting machine. I have no clue how to free motion quilt, but I want to learn so that I won’t have to send my quilts out to be long-arm quilted …

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Letting Go in the New Year

I have not been over to the WordPress Reader yet today but I am sure there will be many posts about New Year’s resolutions and starting fresh. That is my favorite part of January 1st ~ a clean slate, 365 unfilled days to write as I choose. That is also the scariest part of January …

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