New Year’s Eve

We aren't planning any late night activities tonight, it will be a quiet welcoming of the new year having dinner out with friends and home early. But that doesn't mean I didn't do a bit of decorating. I like to get all the Christmas decorations down by this day, and do a little New Year's …

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Christmas Card Crafting

Before you start taking down all the holiday stuff, I needed to get in this post on what to do with some of the Christmas Cards you have. There are some interesting ideas on the internet, including one of ornaments made of circles folded this way and that, angels made by cutting out a pattern, …

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Best of 2016 and Goals for 2017

Who knew it would be difficult to write about the 5 Best posts of 2016 on From My Carolina Home!  As I near the end of my third year of blogging next month, it is amazing that I still have things to say, projects to sew, things to create with hot glue, cards to stamp, …

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A New Jelly Roll Project at Moda Bake Shop

I have a new project at Moda Bake Shop, a Christmas pillow you can work up in just an afternoon. It is always fun to have a project accepted by Moda!  This project uses all leftovers, so pull out your reds and greens and whites for a fast project you can enjoy this year.  Those …

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December Mountain Living

We had a real cold snap last weekend, and as much as I'd love a white Christmas, it isn't in the forecast for this year.  Somehow, the cold makes the skies crisp at night, lots of stars out to see.   Occasionally, I have a bout of insomnia, and this particular morning I was glad, as …

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Decorating for Christmas

Decorating the house for the Christmas season is always fun.  Each year I try to use the same things we have had for years in new ways, adding a few new things and donating others.  This time, I had a new Wool Applique Christmas Penny Rug from the Christmas in July event, and it was …

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Quilting the Black Blue and Gold Quilt

This past week, I had the privilege of quilting a beautiful quilt for a new quilter.  Although there were a few issues with the quilt top, I have to say I had a most pleasant experience.  This lady was so eager to learn the right way to do things, she was a delight to quilt …

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Christmas Tablescape 2016 Rustic Green

Holiday time means a pretty table and a chance to use my holiday china. I love the holiday china pattern that belonged to my mother. I used to buy her pieces every year for Christmas, helping her to build her set. Once she had all the cousins over to her place for a meal, and …

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Christmas Vanilla Sugar Cookies – a new recipe

It just isn't Christmas without sugar cookies, but one thing that has bugged me for a long time is the blandness of them. Just white sugar and flour for the cookie, and no flavor to the icing. So, I set about making a sugar cookie that keeps the essence of a sugar cookie, but has …

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