Sending Happy Mail

In this age of internet everything, and the current situation making us even more dependent on it, what could be a nice surprise?  Happy mail delivered to your door!  Happy mail can obviously be a homemade card, but there are lots of other ideas as well that I'd like to share today.  Anything sent by …

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Springtime Tablescapes for Two

Staying at home means making more meals in the kitchen and on the grill.  Setting a pretty table helps raise spirits, and eating outside is a nice change as the weather gets warmer.  So, I set a lovely but simple table to enjoy a warm evening.  My Sweet Babboo grilled some pork chops and we …

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Sewing Fun and Keeping Busy

Last week I posted that I was feeling somewhat aimless with all these days of being at home stretching out before me.  I made some goals, and posted those (Staying Busy in Challenging Times), and I've been working on them.  I think this is easier for me than most because I have so much space …

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Scrap Dance Twist – Step 4

The votes are in, and the majority want to step up the pace of the mystery quilt along, so we will go to a first and third Friday schedule for the rest of the mystery. If you would rather keep on a once a month schedule, just download the pdf and set it aside until …

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Another Well Loved Quilt Repair

Staying at home most of the time right now gives me a chance to make some headway on the backlog of quilt repairs.  This one was so typical of damage on tied quilts.  The ties just don't hold the layers together well, and the top is often a different size than the back.  In this …

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Staying Busy in Challenging Times

I have been feeling a lot of what I can only call the doldrums or weariness lately from the constant barrage of nothing but virus news on the newscasts, and a lack of focus when I am in my sewing and crafting space.  This past weekend, I abandoned my basement for some outdoor activity, and …

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March in the Garden

Anybody have cabin fever, yet?  One way to fight that feeling is to get outside, especially with spring making our temperatures warmer.  Digging in the dirt is a cure for the inside blues, isn't it?  I feel for those of you stuck in city apartments, or in cold weather, where there are no gardens nearby.  …

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Safelight Project Update

It has been a busy time for the Safelight Project.  Lots of packages have come into the post office, and another delivery was made.   I hope I get the names and the pictures right, so much has come in I might be a bit off, but know that I really do appreciate and am very …

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Vintage Christmas Quilt Along

ARRRGGGHHH!!  I totally forgot that this past Monday was the fourth one!  Somehow I was thinking it was next week.  Forgive me for being late with our Vintage Christmas Quilt Along.  Luckily, I did have the blocks done, I just forgot to write it up for this week.  Without further ado, lets sew two more …

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Having a Virtual Lunch, Table for One

I made this suggestion last week, and put it into practice right away.  It was fun and did two things at once, supported a local family owned restaurant and made a nice connection with a good friend.  We had a nice chat, while we both enjoyed our meal. Using a speaker phone took care of …

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