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Award winning romance writer.

The Skirt in Action!

So, I did not win the Rita Award. It  went to the wonderful Kelly Bowen, who won a Rita last year as well.  HERE is a list of all the winners. BUT, I had a wonderful time seeing friends and connecting … Continue reading

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Romancing the Skirt

July’s   part deux! So the futzing is finished. I bagged the idea of the underskirt, I wanted the skirt to be wispy and fluttery. The extra volume didn’t really add anything. Instead I stitched some horsehair braid into the … Continue reading

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Curtains, and Covers, and Skirts, Oh My!

Nocturnal Musings ~or~ Curtains and Covers and Skirts, Oh My! July’s So what to wear? What to wear? What to WEAR? The Romance Writers of America’s RITA® AWARDS loom and I know I promised you  a variety of pretty frocks … Continue reading

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Color my World

I am resurrecting Trash to Treasure! This particular project has to do with my “Lipstick on a Pig Project.” My building was built between Wadsworth and Broadway on 181st street in 1906. This is my subway station. They are working … Continue reading

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RITA Finalist !

A couple of weeks ago I put down my jig saw and answered the phone (yes, I answered it, surprisingly) only to find out my book, Mad for the Marquess, is a finalist in the Romance Writers of America RITA … Continue reading

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And the Winner is…

the Winner is…. Congrats, Susan! You will receive this handmade gift! A batik tissue box featuring Orange Carp. (Carp are good luck, BTW.) If you are interested in seeing pics of the batik process click HERE. Thank you to all … Continue reading

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ONE MORE WEEK!

We are up the 30 reviews! Thank you! Just 20 more and Amazon will start to recommend the book. So I’m adding one more week to get to our 50 goal. Now for our glitzy gown. Most of you wanted … Continue reading

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Schmaltz and more Schmaltz!

Schmaltz: cloying or exaggerated. (Also means, rendered chicken fat. Well, our dress is definitely getting fatter!) We are up to 23 reviews! Again, thanks so much to those who have posted. It is a rather longish book, and I know … Continue reading

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Let the embellishments begin!

We are up to 16 Reviews! 7 days left to get to our goal of 50! Who will win the handmade prize? Shoot me an email to let me know you have purchased the book and I will enter your … Continue reading

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Out of the gate!

Launched and ready for Reviews! Pleeeease! My thanks to those of you who bought the book. If you haven’t yet, I would love your support! We got up the #201 but it has slipped back now. (This stat is for … Continue reading

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