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That faint noise you hear is the sound of pint-sized spooks, banshees, and vampires gathering on your lawn. They will soon be knocking at the door plastic pumpkins outstretched. Spare yourself the tricks and go ahead and give up the treats - the unhealthy, sweet, nougat-filled goodies in your cupboard.

Keep your stinking apples, raisins, toothbrushes, and granola bars. Cavity creating sugar; hyper-activism inducing chocolate; gut busting high fructose corn syrup: This is what the ghosts and...

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October by Robert Frost
O hushed October morning mild,
Thy leaves have ripened to the fall;
Tomorrow's wind, if it be wild,
Should waste them all
The crows above the forest call;
Tomorrow they may form and go.
O hushed October morning mild,
Begin the hours of this day slow.
Make the day seem to us less brief.
Hearts not averse to being beguiled,
Beguile us in the way you know.
Release one leaf at break of day;
At noon release another leaf;
Retard the sun with gentle mist;
Enchant the earth with amethyst.
Slow...

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The rolling star quilt now transformed and featured in Country Living Magazine.

Yes, it's true. Of the 30,397 vintage quilts on Etsy, Country Living Magazine chose five to highlight in an article in their November issue, one is from Born Again Quilts. If you are unfamiliar with the Etsy website (www. Etsy.com), it is an online marketplace where people sell handmade and/or vintage items and the supplies to make them. For over three and a half years I have sold textiles to people in the U.S., Canada, France, Finland, Japan, England, Italy, Australia and New Zealand.

It all...

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There is a cool note in the brisk breeze that is blowing today; a warning sign that summer is fast slipping away. The song birds are still singing merrily at daybreak, and there are nestlings yet in the maple tree. Soon they will be warbling a farewell song, and leaving for warmer climes. The katydid's chorus is heard now at twilight, and the fireflies lights grow dimmer.

This reminds me of a song we used to sing at church, "Soon the summer will be ended, and harvest will be o'er, Soon the day...

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October is "Adopt a Shelter Dog" month and Born Again Quilts is full of dog beds.

Members of the non-profit Appleseed Quilters Guild, (AQG) have created dog beds out of recycled fabrics and are asking people to "name their own price"–just like Flo from the insurance commercials and take them home. In this case however it is the Allen County SPCA benefits because all of the funds will be donated to them. So from recycled fabric comes the funds to assist the dogs transition from "shelter dog" to...

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The Buddha said, "When the student is ready, the teacher will appear." Well, ready or not kids, your teachers are showing up in classrooms everywhere. It's time to crack open the books, slip the surly bonds of summer, and head back to school.

In the coming days, and in some regions the academic year is well under way already, this country's 130,000 public and private schools will be firing on all cylinders, spending $600 billion on the rudiments of reading, writing, and arithmetic; employing...

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