To The Nines in Blue and Yellow

I have begun working on new colorways for my To The Nines pattern. This pattern is for sale on My Patterns page, using a different method of half square triangles. The pattern also has lots of sizes, where the class will only be a throw size. First up is a lovely blue and yellow colorway. …

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Scrap Dance Mystery Pachanga Step 7

Here we are again!! The seventh clue in our mystery quilt along is here! I hope this doesn't bring any tears, but we do need to make a few more HSTs. Using your 4-inch scrappy squares, pair with the 4-inch background squares. Mark diagonal lines on the backside of the lighter of the two squares …

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Books, Books and More Books

It's been another month of eclectic reading, some more culling, and new finds in the quilting/sewing genre. Another load of books went to the library bookstore, and I made my decision on the cookbook series. The Cooking Light series was donated, mainly due to its lack of photography, even though the recipes are lighter and …

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Happy Easter Parade

This weekend the small town of Dillsboro in western NC was finally back to holding their annual Easter parade on the day before Easter. We were there in 2018, our first drive event with the Appalachian Mountain MINI club, and I posted about it then. See the cars and the parade from that year here …

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Secret Sewing, Garden and More

It seems like it has been a while since I could share with you what I am working on in the sewing room. But, alas, everything I am currently doing is a secret. And it is multiple projects, LOL!! First, I am making progress on Pachanga, but I can't show you that yet. Second, there …

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Fresh Tastes for Spring

Warmer days bring a yearning for fresh foods on the lighter side. With Easter this coming weekend, ham might be on your menu as well as mine. I enjoy creating new recipes, and a few fit this season nicely. My Summer Chilled Corn Crab Soup makes a wonderful first course for a holiday meal, or …

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March Madness Drive

Cabin fever has caught hold in all our car clubs, and with the warming weather, more drives are happening. The first one of the season for the British Car Club had us meeting in west Asheville for a drive north. That's our red MINI on the left. It counts as British for this club, and …

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Scrap Dance Pachanga Mystery Step 6

Ready for the next step? I have been enjoying all the progress pics on our Facebook group, thank you for sharing!! If you are a new reader, you can still get in on the mystery quilt along. All the steps remain up for a month past the end, and we won't get to the end …

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Spring in the Mountains and in the Garden

Spring has sprung in the mountains! On our property, our cherry is starting to bloom. I'm not sure what variety this is, I think it is a Japanese cherry, but I really don't know. I've never seen any fruit on it. Or else the birds and bears are eating them before I notice any. Still, …

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