dribs and drabs (need a new phrase)

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dribs and drabs (need a new phrase)

Hello all, Mary Ellen here.

I need some new phrases to use when I have just an assortment of unrelated “bits” to post. You know–like “this and that”, “odd bits”, “gee gaws”, and so on. If you have a phrase for this situation, maybe a colorful one that your grandparents used to say, I’d love to add some new ones to my vocabulary. Send them to me!

adorable bunny tea towel pattern, perfect for spring and Easter: pattern at Bunny Hill

Joe Cunningham: If you’ve been a quilter for a long time, you may be familiar with Joe’s work already. He was in the game of quilting long before it became somewhat camp for men to quilt. He is known for several things, but I remember most the times he appeared with Alex Anderson on Simply Quilting to demonstrate hand quilting. Joe is quite knowledgeable about Amish quilting-both the piecing and quilting aspects. He also does a one man show called Joe the Quilter, based on a true story of an old-time quilter. I loved reading this post about his view of traditional and modern quilts. We’ve written about that a bit here of late, so perhaps you’d like to read Joe’s point of view. And I also love the quilt retreat he describes. Another for my bucket list.

Nice 3D embellishment to use in place of cornerstones. A bit of fabric origami. Can certainly take a simple quilt up a notch or two. Click here.

Nice button necklace. With a stash of inherited buttons like I have, it wouldn’t even make a dent! Does use some jewelry/beading tools. I’d better not start another hobby! Click here!

I’m watching some great big fluffy snowflakes coming down. Did they forecast this?!! I thought we were getting a warm spell. I don’t know if it’s better to listen to the weather forecasts or to ignore them. I think I’ll be surprised either way. TTFN!


  1. Kit Willey says:

    Hi Mary Ellen – my Irish grandmother used to say,with a frown, “lolly-gags” and if a really long info, it was lollygaging around. Enjoyed Joe C. i remember him from way long ago with Gwen Marsten at Beaver Island. How about him for Seminar – he is good.


    • Mary Ellen says:

      I think Joe C. would be great. Let’s investigate his class offerings. Was he ever at AMQG in the distant past, with Gwen M perhaps? Mary Ellen

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