And I will say, “Always.”

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Today I get to participate in my friend Marissa’s annual Happy Harry Potter Series over on fantabulous blog:  Rae Gun Ramblings

I love the Harry Potter series…but here is a little known fact about me….I don’t love Harry Potter himself.

Actually I don’t really like him at all.  (He’s so whiny and indecisive…much like a totally unrelated main character…Luke Skywalker…but that’s another story.)

So who is my favorite character?  Well…my top three favorite are:

Neville Longbottom, Ron Weasley, and Severus Snape.  (I have a thing for supporting characters…they are much more interesting…)

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Much more interesting.

The idea of a person who would remain loyal to the memory and ideals of someone who was kind to him….even while being lured towards a darker path…I have to love that….because I am the kind of person who still believes that kindness can change hearts…and the world.

And so for that reason (and many others) Severus is one of my favorite characters.

Recently the actor Alan Rickman, the man who brought Severus Snape to life, passed away and when he did I ran across this quote:

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And it touched something in my own heart…..he loved what he did.

And I love what I do.  When I think about myself at 80 years old sitting in my rocking chair I can imagine myself still telling crazy stories and stitching together crazy quilts….and my family will say to me “After all this time?” and I will say, “Always.”

And so for Marissa’s Harry Potter Series I made myself a book mark:

Always Bookmark

A book mark that reminds me to be kind to others…and to do what I love….no matter how many times I’ve done it…no matter how long I’ve done it….always.

Thanks Marissa for inviting me to be a part of your party!

-liZ

Skirting the Issue: There is Still Time

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Even though today is the last official post about Skirting the Issue 2016 (until we post the prize winners) there is still time to make and donate skirts or quilts!!!

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You have until August 15th to email us a photo or link up your photos to be entered to win a baby lock sewing machine (and a pile of other prizes).

For all the details about how to sew along click HERE.

And for those of you who have already sewn along with us this year…thank you so very much.

Thank you to the home ec student who sewed more than 60 skirts after hearing about Skirting the Issue….thank you friend from Kentucky who sent us a giant box of beautiful items….thank you friends who drove over an hour to sew with us in the lobby of a hotel…thank you.

Every item, every skirt, every photo is appreciated.

-liZ

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Always Bookmark

And I will say, “Always.”

Today I get to participate in my friend Marissa’s annual Happy Harry Potter Series over on fantabulous blog:  Rae Gun Ramblings I love the Harry Potter series…but here is a little known fact about me….I don’t love Harry Potter himself. Actually I don’t really like him at all.  (He’s so whiny and indecisive…much like a…

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Skirting the Issue: There is Still Time

Even though today is the last official post about Skirting the Issue 2016 (until we post the prize winners) there is still time to make and donate skirts or quilts!!! You have until August 15th to email us a photo or link up your photos to be entered to win a baby lock sewing machine…

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Skirting the Issue: Melissa from Melly Sews

Melissa from Melly Sews is joining us with her Darling Pencil Skirt (with glorious pockets) today!  Head over HERE to see the full tutorial and all of her other free patterns for girls’ skirts!