Churn Dash Quilt of Valor

A lovely Quilt of Valor was given to me to quilt, and I finished the work on it over the weekend. The design is simple, basically a churn dash with a star center. For each block, you'd make four flying geese units, then place them with some half square triangles, additional bars, and a solid …

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Pardon me, has anyone seen my marbles?

I was sure I still had them, but apparently I had lost them. They were certainly missing when I got a phone call from a dear friend in a bind. The person in charge of publicity for our guild's Garden of Quilts show called my friend and quit a few minutes before my friend called …

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Mural and Street Art

It is wonderful to live in an area with a strong artistic community. This year, a new art mural was completed in Hendersonville to bring attention to our pollinators and their importance to our ecosystem. Artist Matt Wiley worked on this for months, beginning in 2019, with a pause during lockdown last year. Mr Wiley's …

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June in the Garden

The floral show continues in June with daylilies and more coming along. I am delighted with these snapdragons, so many pretty colors and such a profusion of blooms. Medium pink above, and the lighter pink below are side by side. The yellow ones behind are coming into bloom too. Of course, I love the purity …

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Green and Purple Quilt Repair

I am doing a few more repairs now, and recently received this one. The main damage was from being folded in one spot for years. Several of the green squares had holes, and one of the purple sections had multiple areas of damage. The owner wanted to be able to use it again. The client …

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Sunday Chat and Critter Watch

Someone was sitting nicely, paws folded on our front door mat the other day. The mat says 'wipe your paws' but I'm not sure he did so. Still, cuteness abounds and peanut butter sandwiches needed to be made and offered. This week, I made my Summer Squash Casserole, with a slight change. After mashing the …

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Virginia Road Trip

Getting out with the car clubs again has been a real treat. We are once again meeting new people and enjoying our beautiful world. Last week we were able to participate in a long-planned overnight trip to Abingdon, Virginia with long time blogger friend Mary (who blogs at The Inside Stori) and her husband, plus …

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June Book Reviews

It has been an eclectic month of reading, from non-fiction essays to really good historical fiction. I've saved the best for last, two wonderful books both set in England. Links are provided to Amazon if you'd like to read a synopsis of the story. Thank you for using my affiliate links when you can, as …

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Sunday Chat

Seems like the number of activities has increased exponentially lately. Maybe it is just the contrast from the past year of staying home. We are playing pickleball a couple of times a week now, and doing more with friends as well. Two trips to Atlanta to deal with issues with my mother in law's home …

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Safelight Project 2021 Update and Winners

It has been a busy couple of weeks, with shipments and backorders arriving, case stuffing and bag filling for donation. Settle in for a long and picture heavy post. I had enough cases for the first delivery, and set some of those out on a large cardboard flat placed on the longarm to make it …

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