Quick Squares Table Topper

I need a very quick table topper for my recent luncheon, and I didn't want to bother with any half square triangles.  It needed to be much faster to put together.  I found a nice block using all squares called Arrowhead Puzzle on Quilter's Cache, and thought four together would be perfect.  I used purple …

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Garden Blooms May

I have had so much to post about that I haven't been able to get back to updating the garden.  The fairies have settled in permanently, and I found another door in the kitchen.  The weather finally has turned warm to stay, so the landscape has turned verdant green.  There are still some flowers in …

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Ham Roll Up Appetizer

Memorial Day weekend is here, and Sunday (the greatest day in racing) calls for munchie snacks for all day grazing.  Starting with the Formula One race in the morning, followed by the Indy 500, and ending in the evening with the Coca-Cola 600 in Charlotte, it is all day racing!  Even though Nascar has become …

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Springtime Luncheon Tablescape and Menu

Last weekend I had a nice ladies luncheon, just some time with friends to chat and have fun, away from the meetings where we usually see each other.  It is always fun to do this sort of thing, time to relax and enjoy the friendships. I wanted to have this on the veranda, but the …

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Vanilla Blueberry Tea Cakes

There are times to make something wonderful from scratch, and there are times that a few shortcuts yield just as yummy results.  Recently I had a lovely luncheon with a few friends and I wanted to make something dainty and sweet.  But, with all the things I wanted to do, I needed a shortcut for …

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Quilted Art Project – May update

Try as I might, I still cannot sit still long enough to finish this project, but I have made some progress.  I am hoping that next Sunday, (Sunday of Memorial Day weekend, the greatest day in racing), I'll be able to find some stitching time while watching the three major auto races that day. Last …

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First Spring Cookout – A Blue and Yellow Tablescape

Warm weather, finally, and a clear, calm evening was perfect to invite some friends over for a meal over the weekend.  We love sitting on the veranda, enjoying the evening air, watching the sun change the colors in the valley.  Of course, this calls for a grilled meal, and I found the perfect thick center-cut …

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May on the Veranda

Earlier this month the veranda went through its annual cleaning.  I was fairly confident that the pollen onslaught was done, so time to get the veranda in shape for the warmer season. We started with moving a lot of the furniture to one end so we could wash the floor. This is hard work, scrubbing …

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Sundried Tomato Stuffed Chicken

My husband would rather not eat chicken at home since he orders it out a lot. But, sometimes I want chicken, so I had to come up with a new recipe for him to enjoy.  He loves sundried tomatoes, so I decided to combine these two flavors into one dish.  Here is a stuffed chicken recipe. …

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