Reworking the Cottage Garden Quilt

I promised to show this some time ago, and I haven't had a moment to do so until now.  For what it is worth, I don't recommend this, but if you are just this side of totally insane like me, here is how to skin a quilt.  I will admit that using the longarm for …

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Dreaming of My Next Garden

As we near the end of the holiday rush, it is still weird to have it so warm outside.  But, that only makes me think more of spring and my next garden.  Meanwhile my indoor plants are just maintaining, growing a few leaves but not flowering.  I think they do not get enough sunlight from …

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The Best of 2015 at From My Carolina Home

What would you say if you had to pick just 5 posts from this year as your best or favorites?  That is the task in order to link up a Best OF 2015 post for a challenge linky at Meadow Mist Designs.  This isn't going to be easy, as I blog about such a wide …

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Christmas Breakfast and Tablescape

Christmas breakfast is a time for hearty but easy.  Something that can practically make itself while coffee and presents get the first attention of the day.  The baked egg casserole fits this bill nicely, you know the one that you make the night before and put into the oven cold.  I add some Cranberry Scones …

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Rose Angel Ornament

Christmas cookie cutters make wonderful bases for ornaments.  I made a lot of ornaments with buttons last year.  This year, I was at a local crafting store, and they had their big packs of ribbon roses on clearance for 50 cents.  Naturally, I bought about a dozen packs.  I thought about the Button Ornaments that …

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Christmas Trip Around the World

Before the holiday season gets away, I wanted to show the completed quilt I did before MIL's visit.  Remember, I wanted to get one done in 10 days?  Yes, I did make it!  She liked the festive look it gave the room.  To see the construction of the quilt, click on Christmas Trip Around the …

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Stamping Christmas Cards 2015

Stamping cards for the holidays is something my MIL enjoys on her visits, so we hauled several bins upstairs to the kitchen to use the counter.  It gives us more light and more room than the worktable down in the basement. DH pulled the chairs from the pub table to hold more bins of stamping …

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Elegant Appetizer for a Holiday Party – Brie with Prosciutto in Puff Pastry

Holidays are so much fun, and I love entertaining around this time.  This appetizer is wonderful for a full appetizer course for a sit down dinner, or smaller bites for a buffet table.  Perfect for Christmas or New Year's Eve! Start with four thin slices of prosciutto, a wheel of brie, and a sheet of …

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Christmas Dinner Tablescape

We are having our Christmas dinner with family and friends a little early this year, while my Mother in Law is visiting.  My Christmas Tablescape last year was a bit more casual with my quilted table cover, but this year I wanted things to be a bit more elegant.  We are planning to have a …

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