Birthday Card for a Quilter

One of my quilting buddies turned 90 years old this week.  She is an inspiration to everyone that knows her.  I wanted to make her a special card, something from the heart instead of the store. I started off with stamping a paisley print on one side of the card, and gluing a printed paper …

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Block of the Month June 2014

This is a pretty simple block, but I will warn you, simplicity can be deceptive. The colors in this block are light and dark of four different colors plus a background for a total of 9 different fabrics used. Positioning is critical, especially for the flying geese units. The pattern for the block is called …

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Anita’s Arrowhead Quilts for Elizabeth House

I was having lunch with my dear friend Carin last November when she began to tell me of a quilting project her area group was working on. They were making quilt tops, but their plan for having them quilted wasn’t going as hoped. Carin hesitated to ask, but she wanted to know if I would …

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Pan Roasted Chicken with Asparagus Dinner

Fast and easy recipes for a weeknight dinner for one or two are on my mind lately.  I shared the Fish with Spinach Dinner recently, and it got me thinking about using chicken.  Then, on Pinterest, I saw a pin for pan roasted asparagus.  Well, I knew that, but haven't done it in a long …

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June Flowers are Still Blooming

The blooming season just goes on and on here.   Two years ago I received a white lily around Easter and when it finished blooming, I put it in the garden.  It bloomed last year and again this year.  Although it is well past Easter!  Last week two of the flowers were out. It has three …

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Patriotic Table Runner Tri Recs Star

Follow along to make this patriotic table runner using with a star using the Tri Recs angle rulers.   Here's a pic of the final project.  If you don't have the Tri Recs rulers, any star could be substituted in the final project. Start with cutting your triangles using the angle rulers.  You'll need one 4-1/2" …

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Having fun stamping cards

A rainy day recently got me in the mood to show you some of my cards.    The most recent on I sent to my mother in law for her birthday.  She loves purple, and I had this medallion from another project I wanted to use. Isn't the little rhinestone pretty? I thought I'd show you …

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Working in the Garden in June

Last week I finally got to the garden center to pick up the rest of the veggie plants I wanted.   I got three more tomato plants, one a purple heirloom, a couple of peppers, several herbs and a few more flowers.  The trunk was full. Nothing beats a homegrown tomato topped with fresh picked basil, …

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The Thirteenth Tale

Ok, it is Friday the 13th!  What better day to talk about a book called The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield? Sometimes you hear about a book and think, I need to read that. Then, looking at a discussion you find a lot of people hated the book, so it goes to the back burner …

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