Late May Morning

It is the last day of May, everywhere the garden and land are all so green!!  The view this morning is sunny and bright.  Last weekend, hubby and I got out on the veranda to scrub it down.  No sense in doing this until the forsythias and azaleas are done blooming due to the layer …

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Leftover Pork Roast Pot Stickers

I pulled out the last of the pork roast to make a new leftover pork roast dish that won't taste like a leftover.  This Asian flavored dish can be a main entree, or used as an appetizer for a larger group.  Here's what you need. One cup of shredded pork, mixed with green onions and …

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Work In Progress Wednesday May 28

Working on this Project Linus quilt.  This will be sent to the folks at Fave Quilts for their Project Linus Charity Drive.  I am excited that I was contacted by the editor and will be one of their new contributors!!  I am working on the tutorial for making this quilt, and it will be up …

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Banana Coffee Cake

I have been experimenting with recipes for coffee cake recently and wanted to do something with bananas.   When I have bananas, I usually make banana bread, but this time I wanted it to be lighter and more cake-like, yet substantial enough for breakfast.  My mother-in-law gave me a recipe long ago for a Sour Cream …

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Voting is Open at Amy’s Creative Side for Bloggers Quilt Festival

Voting is open at Amy's Creative Side and you can go vote for your favorites in all the categories.  There are lots of prizes to be won by those who have entered.  If you feel inclined to vote, click on the icon in the sidebar or on the links below.  Thank you Amy for hosting …

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How to Clean and Care For Your Older Sewing Machine

I have several old workhorse machines in the sewing room.  As I was taking one apart a day or so ago, it occurred to me that this is such an easy thing to do, but most sewing enthusiasts are scared of it.  Truly, if your machine is older, out of warranty, you have nothing to …

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Block of the Month May 2014

Seems like there is a theme developing.  The ladies at the LQS were hinting about this at the April meeting, maybe we are doing all blocks of earth elements?  I guess I should have paid better attention to that part of the program, LOL!  Anyway, this months block has a real curve ball thrown, as …

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The Irresistable Blueberry Bakeshop and Cafe

This hilarious novel begins with our heroine falling into the bay from a rotting dock. She is rescued by your standard hunk and becomes something of a local celebrity. Pretty good work for an afternoon, when she only planned to stay one night. Ellen Branford is a New York attorney who comes to the sleepy …

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Leftover Pork Roast Enchiladas

That pork roast has served the two of us for three meals now, and here is the fourth.  Pretty good for one roast, huh!  I like Mexican food, and shredded pork is more authentic Mexican than ground beef.  Again, I need a recipe that will only serve two, with little to no leftovers.  So here …

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A walk along the river

Last weekend was busy, but we made time to take a breather along the Broad River near Chimney Rock, NC.  Sometimes you just have to stop, take in the beauty that is on this earth and breathe. Beautiful, isn't it?  Spring is really coming along, the trees are greening up, as the flowers are changing …

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