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Congratulations on your impending grandmotherhood! And I hope you are going to give us a tutorial in Vermont on how to downsize!


So excited and happy for you...:)

Troy Louise

Oh what exciting news! Congrats to Maggie & James. I'm sure he will be very well loved. It's nice to see a picture of your lovely mother. We recently lost my 92 year old father, but were so lucky that he remained vibrant to the end. Good luck with your move, such a great time to clean out! Hugs.

Julie Loeschke

Warmest wishes and congratulations! I still have that pattern,too.It's a keeper. :)

beth schultz

Wonderful news! Congratulations and have fun designing "boy duds"! Best wishes with the downsizing, decluttering all that ever gets me is started on a new project! Have fun and enjoy the last few days of summer splendidness! It really has been delightful!


Good things deserve saving. That pattern is definitely a good thing! Looking so forward to Vermont all over again.

Barbara Johns

A new address is very exciting. Fitting in your favourite "stuff" and maybe searching for some special new pieces.


Congratulations on the baby news! And a new house to move fun :)
That little shirt from 1978 is darling...I would've saved the pattern too <3
Smiles, DianeM


Congratulations!!! I am so excited for all of you. Good luck on the move. I did the de-stash and move last year and it was "interesting". :)

Monica Fullerton

Ahhh another lovely post, so happy to hear your news about the baby! Having a new soul to love is a wonderful thing... it has been the best summer of my life! So happy for you and your family!

xoxo Monica


Hooray!!!! So happy for you all! Exciting!!! And what? 20 years?!? We are all jealous over the Yankee game- we wish! And lastly, I'll take all those quilts off your hands...happy to do my part with the move ;). Xo


New life chapters...sounds like you have a lot to look forward to! Where are you moving?

Laurie Jackson

A baby boy -- oh how exciting!! Your summer has been lovely!


I am so happy for you! So much fun for you to look forward to!!

karen on bainbridge island

Wow! Moving…that seems a surprise to me, although I have no idea why. Will you stay in the same area? We need some details.

Such exciting news about your grand baby. We have a 4 1/2 year old grandson, and just found out we will be grandparents again next spring. Crossing our fingers for a girl this time around.

Jone Hallmark

....just going through baby clothes myself (!) but nothing like that on my horizon....!
Wonderful news, my friend! ...and glad the summer has been so full and fulfilling. Lots to look forward to in the fall, too. BIG hugs, Charlotte.....xo


So thrilled for all of you Charlotte!


Ah, congratulations to everyone. That is wonderful news. Have fun at your retreats. One day I will join you.


aw!!!!! yay! xoxox

Mary Addison

Love your blog and have followed it for years. Your Vermont courses sound blissful - the needlework interpretations of blue and white pottery are utterly charming. I blog about embroidery, patchwork and country living but in Oxfordshire in England. My sewing is very different from yours - I would love it if you had time to have a look. Congratulations on your news.

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