January 2015 Garden

It is cold outside and not much is happening in the outside garden, but inside, there are new things happening.  The violets apparently like their new bit of soil and feeding, new leaves are appearing. New leaves are shooting up from my sage plant too. I have high hopes for this amaryllis.  My mother in …

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Table Stand White Quilt

When I get in one of my Victorian moods, it is hard to stop embellishing!  The white on white table stand quilt is a good example.  I kept going and going, like the you-know bunny!  Pearls were added to the lace heart.  If you missed part one construction and quilting, click HERE. I added more …

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Table Stand Quilt – White on White

I got a table quilt stand last year, specifically to display my Miniature Mariner's Compass.  Problem though, the quilt is too small, or is it the frame is too big?  Either way it isn't going to work, so I needed to make something else. I have decided to do a series of quilts for it, …

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Grow Your Blog Event 2015

Hi, I'm so glad you stopped by!  Thank you for coming to see what my blog offers.  In a word, much!  But first, I want to thank Vicki at 2 Bags Full for hosting this blog hop party.  And I want to thank my regular readers for all their support over the past year.  I …

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Low Carb Crustless Anything Quiche

What can you do with the little bits of things left over from the week? Those bits of meat and vegetables, too much to throw away and too little to make a serving? I know a lot of you out there make soup. My brother-in-law likes to put leftover veggies cold in salads. Actually it …

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Basket Quilt UFO

This basket quilt was made about seven years ago, and I keep getting it out and putting it away.  I need to applique some flowers in the baskets to finish it off.  Indecision is the theme here!  The thing is, my deadline is February 11.  I foolishly put this project on my UFO Challenge list …

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Quilting Hearts Around

Quilting the Hearts Around Table Topper took longer than I thought.  Click on Hearts Around to see the construction phase.  The main issue was I couldn't decide how to do it.  After taking several free motion longarm classes last summer, I have yet to actually do an entire quilt with free motion.  So, taking a …

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Book Review – A Vintage Affair by Isabel Wolff

Sometimes I'll pick up a book to read expecting one thing and get an entirely different story. Such was the case with A Vintage Affair by Isabel Wolff. The book jacket describes this story as centering around a woman, Phoebe, who opens a vintage clothing store. She likes to think about the woman that owned …

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Hearts Around Table Topper

Scrappy reds are so pretty, and I really like these fabrics with their burgundy and cream colors.  What better motif for scrappy reds than hearts?   This table topper with its hearts facing different ways makes a wonderful centerpiece and everyone has the same view.  Its finished size is about 28 inches square. Start by cutting …

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What’s in YOUR Closet?

January, a new year and good time to do some sweeping out of the old.  This is a perfect time to do a closet clean out.   In a book by the Simplicity pattern company, the statement is made that most people only wear 10% of their clothing 90% of the time.  After years of watching …

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