Update on the Safelight Quilts

It was fun to go to the post office this week, as blocks are coming in for our Safelight Quilts. Not only blocks, but ready-to-quilt flimsies, plus two fully completed quilts!! These wonderful scrappy blocks were sent in by Joan Hannes. Thank you! Then, ten red and white blocks arrived from Carole Leaverton. This flimsy …

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September Books

I only have five books to share this month, as four are epic length. The great thing is most of them were very good with one being an outstanding highly recommended read. Links are provided if you'd like to read the story synopsis on Amazon. The Silent Sister by Diane Chamberlain - I was originally …

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Sunday Chat and the Mountain State Fair

Such a busy week this week with the State Fair. I was there five out of the 10 days it is on, with an extra day before it started to help with the quilt competition entries. It was such fun to be able to see the shows and enter the competitions this year, I have …

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More Fun at the State Fair

Having two year's worth of projects to choose from meant lots of entries into the Mountain State Fair. I had to go back twice to the expo building to find them all! During the cooking contests, we had about an hour each time to enjoy the shows and exhibits, see the Moo-ternity ward's newborn calves, …

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Autumn Jubilee is Coming!

For the sixth year, I'll be hosting Autumn Jubilee the month of October. I've been working on getting some great giveaway prizes, designing projects and cooking up a new recipe. I have put all the rules and tips for entering the contests on a Rules and Notices page. See that page to be sure you …

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Sunday Chat and State Fair Fun!!

This week the mornings turned cooler, putting me in the mood for the fall season. Add to that the fair starting up, and I am happy as a clam. This past week, I worked my shift at the quilt competition take-in table for those entering the competition to drop off their entries. I entered a …

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September in the Garden

Tomatoes! The garden continues to be the most prolific I've ever had. I am amazed at how well the new location is for them, lots of sun means lots of tomatoes. Clusters of cherry size tomatoes are all over these vines. The Cherokee Purple vine has three fat ones in the process of getting ripe. …

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Working on Safelight Quilts

Last week, I did some blocks for the Safelight quilts project that my guild's local area is coordinating. I used a couple of pretty prints, so I could do blocks with florals and whites. Making a lot of half square triangles at once means allows the prints to be mixed between blocks. I wanted to …

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It’s Apple Festival Time

It has cooled off for a few days, with gloriously crisp mornings putting me in the mood for Autumn days ahead. The Apple Festival is this weekend, with most of the festival restored after last year's cancellations. Time for an apple recipe, a look at some of the festival fun and an apple tablescape or …

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Sunday Chat

It is Apple Festival weekend, the start of the fall season for me. Although all is still green outside, my heart is ready for colorful leaves, pumpkins, football games, wearing sweaters on cool days, and warm comfort food. This week I was delighted with the cool mornings, and amazingly was able to capture a visiting …

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