Apple Cake Donuts

Other than pumpkin, it is apples that have the taste of autumn.  So, here are apple donuts on a pumpkin plate.  These apple cake donuts are lightly spiced with cinnamon, and have a fresh apple flavor in a really moist donut, perfect for a weekend treat. I have been trying to get this recipe right …

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Fall Veranda

Autumn is my favorite time of year, with the temperature getting cooler, all the color in the trees, and pumpkins.  There is just something about a pumpkin that makes me smile.  I'd love to cover our porch with chrysanthemums, but that might get a little pricy with the size of our porch.   So, I gathered …

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Sewing Chatelaine

This chatelaine is so easy to make with grosgrain ribbon, a couple of rings, a bit of stitch witchery and an afternoon of fun sewing. I took a little longer with mine because I like to embellish things.  I actually made this a long time ago, but now I have a blog to share it.  …

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Autumn Mason Jar

Aren't Mason jars the neatest things?  I don't know why I am so drawn to them, maybe because they remind me of a simpler time.  My grandmother made the best jams, and always used those jars.  I found these lovelies in a thrift store, and had to get them.  They say Golden Harvest on the …

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Fresh Strawberry Bread

With the harvest season in full swing, and summer winding down, the strawberries are abundant. I wanted to preserve this last taste of summer in a breakfast bread, but the only recipes I could find used frozen strawberries. I wanted to use the fresh ones, so I had to develop my own recipe. This one …

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September Hike

Saturday was a gorgeous day here in the mountains, temperature in the low 70s and clear.  A nice change from the overcast days we have had lately with afternoon rain.  We decided it was a perfect day to hike to some of our local waterfalls.  We drove over to Dupont Forest, our favorite place to …

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Block of the Month September 2014

This month the LQS picked Wild Waves from Quilter's Cache.  This is a pretty simple block as all of the parts can be chain-stitched each step of the way. The colors chosen by the quilt shop are a really pretty blue/green variable, a darker blue watermark, and the standard grey that has been the background …

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Last Chance Sale

A number of items are getting ready to expire from the listings in my Etsy store, and I would really like to get the space back on my shelves.  So, one more chance to get these great deals.  My fabrics are 100% good quality quilting cottons at wholesale prices, the buttons are all vintage and …

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A Trip to the Vineyard

Last weekend we took a little jaunt to one of our state's premier wineries and vineyards. Shelton Vineyards is in Dobson, NC, just a couple of hours northeast of here.  It has 406 acres of grapes, making it the largest family owned vineyard in NC. Shelton Vineyards was host to a national Triumph event, and …

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Small World

When I posted about the Cranberry Cinnamon Scones a few days ago, one of the comments was from Anna Karin who said she had the same planter in the main picture with the lobelia.  Now, the interesting  part, she also has the same plant in hers.  But the REALLY great part is, Anna Karin lives …

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