Christmas Moose Quilt

When I last showed this quilt's progress before the holiday, it was assembled and the quilting had been started. I am using a snowflake pantograph called Flurry, with silver grey Glide thread on top and Bottom Line in the bobbin. Quilting had to be done over several days, one pass at a time as I …

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Gift Ideas Tutorials and Cyber Monday Fun

Have you begun your holiday shopping? I have, placing a few orders online on Black Friday sales and I am still looking for a few more things for special gifts. Here are more deals for Cyber Monday from my affiliate vendors with some of my free tutorials. For those of us in the creative arts, …

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Sunday Chat – Turkey Trot, Christmas Reading and Happy Mail

It has been a fun holiday weekend. Thursday was football and food, chatting with friends online and on the phone. Friday brought out the sappy little Christmas movies, leading off with Miracle on 34th Street as I packed up all the autumn and Thanksgiving decor, and brought out the Christmas boxes. I pulled my table …

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Happy Thanksgiving!

It's my favorite day of the year! From the aroma of delicious food cooking all day, parades and football on TV, to connecting with friends and spending the day with My Sweet Babboo, it is the best day of the year. Often, my birthday falls during the holiday weekend, so sometimes there is cake, too. …

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Finishing the Quilted Jacket Ensemble

My friend, Mary (from Inside Stori), has talked me into entering my quilted jacket into the wearable art competition at the Mancuso Mid-Atlantic show. She encouraged me to complete the extra pieces and enter the full ensemble category. Well, I really didn't want to spend money on fabric for pieces I would likely not ever …

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Apple Upside Down Cake

I promised this recipe to you in September, then never got to it as Autumn Jubilee took over the blog for a month. Before the harvest season is over, I wanted to share it, although we can usually find apples year round. Living in an apple growing county, we think of this as a fall …

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Sunday Chat – Garden, Birds, Books & QOV

Last week I showed you my Thanksgiving cactus, and it continued to put out more blooms. Several more golden yellow ones appeared, along with many more pink and red. These flowers are just so interesting in their forms. Here's a look at the underside. I do marvel at the intensity of the colors. Near the …

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Thanksgiving Decor for November with Quilts and Treasures

Autumn decor gets more full with each passing month, and November brings out the turkeys to add to the fall leaves and pumpkins. I change out a few things for a Thanksgiving theme this month. I brought out the pilgrim figures I've had for many years now, a remembrance of my mother as they were …

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Making Thanksgiving Cards

I got my Thanksgiving cards done on time this year, whoopee! In a fit of stamping frenzy, I made a bunch one morning. Sometimes the inspiration is just there, and with the pretty new papers I got from Impression Obsession, and a score at a private sale, I had plenty. I got out some leafy …

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