Refashioning a Necklace

Do you have any of those multi-strand necklaces?  This one was sitting in the drawer not being worn because two of the chains were starting to look tarnished. Plus it was a lot of necklace at once, actually just too many strands. So, I decided to take it apart and recycle the individual strands into …

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Snow Day! Time to Quilt!

After missing work most of last week, I got up this morning to this.  The picture looks white all over because it is still lightly snowing. Not good news, as the schedule was slammed this week because of all the snow last week. Oh well, what to do but accept the fact that I am …

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A Chicken Project

I am a member of a longarm quilter group locally that has both professional and amateur members.  To promote the  Carolina Mountain Longarm Association, hopefully find new members, and let quilters know about our professional members, we are making gifts for participants at an upcoming show. We started with some 4-1/2 inch squares, felt beaks …

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A Quilting Project for Elizabeth House

I have been working on some quilts for a local hospice, Elizabeth House. I was part of a work party last month to get the tops put together, but unfortunately, the finishing kits were cut wrong. The borders were too long for the short side, and not long enough for the long side. I measured …

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February 2015 Garden

It has been too warm lately, and my irises decided to wake up and start growing.  Unfortunately, the weekend was going to be 8 degrees with snow! I asked DH to cover them up, and he had the brilliant idea of using clear, plastic, painter's drop cloths with boards to hold down the corners against …

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Valentine Hearts Wall Hanging

I thought I'd bring this project forward from last year, since it uses the same hearts as the Hearts Around Table Topper.  When I showed it last February, there were only about a dozen people reading my blog, so most of you haven't seen it, LOL!! It is a bit bigger since I put three …

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Valentine Breakfast

Since I decided to do breakfast instead of dinner for Valentine's day, the tablescape is simpler.  What better way to put a little romance on the table than with these pink depression glass dishes, a pattern called Cherry Blossom. Aren't they sweet on the pretty white placemats? There are paper heart napkins under the red …

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Popovers with Black Cherry Creme

Most years the focus at Valentine's Day is on dinner, doing something special, whether going out or having a nice meal at home.  This year, we have a party to attend on February 14, so I thought I'd make a special breakfast.  I have a lot to show you, so settle in, and enjoy my …

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Quick Method Pants Hemming

If you have a serger, you have a head start on doing alterations.  It isn't just for sewing knits, you can do all kinds of finishing work and help with mundane tasks.  Almost every pair of pants I purchase is too long, so I have to hem them up.  I found two pairs in my …

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