November Leaves Tablescape

The leaves are changing now that November's cooler temperatures are here, and I am enjoying the wonderful fall colors.  Falling leaves is a nice theme for an every day tablescape for the month, providing an opportunity to use what I have in a new way. Beginning with the base, I place my Maple Star Table …

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Redwork Christmas

Getting back to my redwork project today, as it was put to the side for the entire month of October.  I think I have enough time left to finish it for this year.  When I last wrote about it, I had stopped here with the bottom section done, and the Santa started. Stitching on the …

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Hiking Devils Courthouse and another visitor

Autumn is finally coming to our part of the world.  It is a bit late this year due to the warm temperatures continuing long past its normal time.  We decided to take a hike last week at Devil's Courthouse on the Blue Ridge Parkway to see some of the color.  Driving up the parkway, we …

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Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project Update

Blocks and support are coming in already from all over the US and even Canada and England for the Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project.  Florida, Texas, New Jersey, Tennessee, Michigan, Wisconsin, Vermont, Missouri, Minnesota, South Carolina and North Carolina are all represented so far.  Some have come in over the past month, and more came on …

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Teacups Quilt Along – Block 4

This time we’ll do a pieced block with our Teacup Quilt Along!  I want to make this quilt-along with a variety of techniques. Today, Block #4 will be a Milk Pitcher to go with your teacups. Fabric Requirements - Focus fabric for pitcher one rectangle 2-3/4 x 3-1/2 one large rectangle 6 high x 5-1/2 …

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Extraordinary Wildlife and Autumn Color

Sometimes something extraordinary happens here, and very rarely do I get to photograph it, but this day was special.  Long time readers will know about the wild turkey we call Clarence, and how he comes by every few days for a handout.  His cluck-purr is wonderful to hear, and he preens a bit for us …

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Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project

Today, I want to get the Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project underway, and to share the opportunity for you to get involved! The project is to provide new quilts to people on the North Carolina coast whose homes were severely damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Florence, the floods that followed, and then additionally damaged by more …

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Blog Remix – Pocket Placemats

Finishing up the sew-along for the Fat Quarter Shop's Blog Remix event, the Pocketed Placemats pattern is on Jolly Jabber, the FQS blog.  I am delighted to be a part of this fun event.  Over the last three weeks we've made the tops and sewed them together with batting and backing, then turned them pillow …

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Autumn Jubilee Wrap Up

What a fun month! But it isn't over yet, and there is one last giveaway today too, so be sure to read all the way to the end.   I want to take today to thank all the sponsors of the giveaways again for their incredible generosity.  Please leave a comment to let them know we …

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Autumn Jubilee Quilt Along – Finishing the Quilt

Finishing the quilt along today for Autumn Jubilee, I'll show you my quilting and finishing.  I don't know if you go back to read comments on previous posts, but I added one myself with another idea for arranging the blocks.  After I had mine on the quilt frame, I thought about doing them in rows …

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