Last of the Garden

The days are not quite so hot, and the nights are definitely getting cooler, so the garden is winding down.  The torenias will continue to bloom well into October, but they are starting to look a little leggy.  The silver pot on the porch below is the amaryllis that rebloomed last winter.  Click on Reblooming …

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Meeting a Charity Quilting Goal

One thing about quilting for charity is the need never ends.  There are so many worthy causes to give to, and it gets hard to decide what to do next.  It has been pointed out several times that the most difficult quilts to get donated are the ones suitable for an older boy.  It is …

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How to Add a Hanging Sleeve for Showing Quilts

It seems like all I have been sewing lately are hanging sleeves for quilt shows.  I have a quilt in the FBC Memory Makers quilt show during the Apple Festival  and the State Fair is right around the corner!  Plus I am going to enter three quilts into the Asheville Guild show, and those have …

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Parsley New Potatoes with Sour Cream Sauce

I know I promised this recipe some time ago, and I am finally getting around to posting it.  It goes great with my Panko Crusted Deviled Turkey, or the Butterflied Chicken, or even just a simple slice of ham.  Actually, they are great with just about any entree. Best of all, they are easy, and …

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Book Review – The Violets of March

This is a wonderful story, with an interesting premise.  Emily's marriage is over.  Joel is moving on with someone new, so she decides to visit her aunt on Bainbridge Island in Washington state.  It is the perfect getaway, putting an entire country between Emily and New York to begin healing her broken heart.  The descriptions …

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Rainy Day Garden and the foxes visit

It has been cooler the past couple of days, and Saturday afternoon brought a nice rain shower.  I had gone out to water the hanging baskets and the plants under the eaves when it started.  There is something wonderful about sitting on the veranda in the rocking chairs while it is raining.  It is a …

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Summer Evening Music, car show, and a fun video

Summer heat is beginning to abate, with some early mornings this week in the high 50s, just like autumn!  It is a great time to get downtown and enjoy another evening of Music on Main with the car club.  This time we took a picnic.  I would have loved to use my Farmer's Market Picnic …

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Maple Star at Moda Bake Shop

I am so excited to tell you that I have a recipe on the Moda Bake Shop!! You can see the entire tutorial on the Moda Bake Shop website.  Click on Maple Star Table Topper.  These fabrics are just gorgeous, and you all know the quality of Moda fabrics is superb.  They were a joy …

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Fresh Peach Coffee Cake

This year I was lucky enough to actually get a few peaches off my peach tree before the bears got them. They aren't the best kind of peaches, clingstones without a lot of peach flesh, but what can one expect from a wild peach? Still, that fresh peach flavor is wonderful and tastes of summer. …

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Fidget Quilts for Alzheimer’s patients

Have you ever heard of a Fidget Quilt?  They are lap quilts, the size of oversized placemats, with different textures to feel, and things to open and close to keep hands busy.  Our local quilt club is doing them for a couple of local facilities. These are really easy, I made both of these in …

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