Square Dance – Allemande Left

Are you ready for the next step!  This one is super secret as I have invented a way to do something fairly complicated in a simple way.  So, this month we Allemande Left! Before we get to the dance part, I am going to reveal the quilt sizes.  These measurements are without borders, so you …

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Safelight Project Update

Going to the mailbox these days is so fun, with all the packages to pick up!  The response from the greatest readers ever has been just awesome.  I am continually amazed at the generosity for a community in a rural area from literally all over the world.  That someone in Australia, or New Zealand, or …

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April in the Garden

Finally, we have some warmer days!  It seems like winter just keeps hanging on, but Friday was warm and sunny, and Saturday was perfect for a drive.  It is supposed to rain all day today, so I am glad I got some pictures of the garden.  Flowers are starting to show their colors a bit …

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Hands 2 Help Plus Sign Quilt

Once again this year, I am participating with Sarah for her Hands 2 Help quilt drive.  It is well underway, and this year I wanted to send two small quilts to Little Lambs. For a lullaby quilt, the plus blocks were easy to do.  When they are added to solid blocks in a checkerboard setting, …

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Visiting Ponce Inlet Lighthouse

While we were visiting our friends in Florida, they wanted to show us some of the interesting sights in their new area.   One of the historic places is the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse, the tallest lighthouse in Florida at 164-1/2 feet above sea level.  We had a lovely cool clear day, perfect for getting a bit …

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Stamping Fun in April

Saturday was a cold and drizzly day, perfect for doing some indoor crafting. I was in the mood to do some stamping, and decided to make some cards for the Safelight Project.  The Project is picking up now that spring breaks are over, and donations are continuing to arrive in the mail.  Thank you to …

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Asian Broccoli and Cabbage Salad

When we went to an event with the Appalachian Mountains Mini Club, part of the fun was a pot luck meal.  Guests were asked to bring side dishes or desserts to go with the pork barbecue the hosts were serving.  I thought about what to take for days.  I didn't really know anyone, and had …

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A Housewarming Gift

Some really good friends recently moved to Florida, and we were planning to drive down for a visit.  We used to see them a couple of times a month between club meetings and events, and occasional dinner parties.  I miss his infectious laughter and astute observations of the world, and her interesting conversation and gentle …

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Half Square Triangles from Jelly Roll Strips

I am working a bit more on the new scrappy design in pink and brown that I am calling Chocolate Covered Cherries, and I really am pleased with the way the blocks are looking. In making a mountain of half-square triangles at the retreat, one would think I had plenty. But, when I was nearing …

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