August in the Garden

Hot days gave way this week to milder temps, which certainly felt better to me. I usually just suffer through August, watching old classic football games to distract me from the heat and looking forward to September. I'm excited about the fair, and a few other things planned for that month. On the veranda, I …

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Finishing the Miniature Quilt

Today I'll show the finishing of the miniature fans quilt. When I left off, the little top was fully assembled, pieced with 50 wt Aurifil thread. Now, how to quilt it was the question. This is the time when many of us just stop and stare, or put it away for later, creating stacks of …

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Sunday Chat, Quilting, Gardens and more

Here we are, the beginning of August, the dog days. It has been way too hot for my taste lately, but there is a cool down in the forecast for this coming week, and I hope it is real. Oliver and Charlie came by for a sandwich more than one day. Oliver seems to be …

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Fun Drive in the Mountains

Last weekend, we had a summer fun run with one of our car clubs. This club is primarily old British cars, and the turnout was fantastic. It was apparent that everyone had a serious case of cabin fever. We met in Etowah, a very small community west of Hendersonville. Yes, those are two yellow Jaguars, …

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Assembling the Miniature Quilt

I finished the tiny cornerstones on my last post on this quilt, and now was ready to assemble the blocks into the little top. This is an exercise in patience, as these little blocks have to be precisely pinned. It is tedious work and took an entire day to get the assembly completed. First, I …

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Announcing Well Loved Quilt Repair Program

My new program Well Loved Quilt Repair is ready for presentation! The program is available for both Zoom and In Person presentations. I have pulled together my tips and tricks, and organized the program according to the types of repairs needed. The program is estimated to run just over an hour, with extra time for …

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Sunday Chat

It was a week of flitting from project to project. Somehow my concentration was a bit off. Early mornings were cool, but the days warmed up fast to hot and humid. On the bird feeder this week, a mom cardinal brought her son. You can see he is almost done molting his baby feathers and …

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Christmas in July

Can you believe that July is almost over? This summer is going by in a flash! As of today, we have five months and two days to Christmas, so we might want to get to some projects now to finish with time to relax and enjoy the holiday season. With that in mind, I have …

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July Books and Reading

Another eclectic month of reading fiction and non-fiction. I am working my way through a long reading list that I've had for several years. Up first, a very difficult to find book by one of my favorite authors, Liz Trenow. I loved it, and should have just ordered one on Amazon years ago instead of …

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