Oregon Wildfire Quilts 2020

If you've been reading my blog for any length of time, you know that charity work is a big part of our FMCH community.  Several years ago, we organized making blocks and quilts to send to California for their fire victims.  Then, starting in September of 2018, we spent an entire year making quilts and …

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Welcome Autumn With a Little Bit of Fun

Finally, we can welcome Autumn this week.  I loved the cooler temperatures this past weekend!  It was just the right time to show a few autumn inspired ideas for a bit of fun to lighten our lives seemed appropriate.  So often now, we have to make a effort to keep our spirits up and find …

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A Visit to Bullington Gardens, and Last Days for the Quilt Raffle

Bullington Gardens is a local treasure, not far from our home.  With the raffle of the Sunset Dahlia quilt that I quilted for them coming up, I thought you'd like to have a virtual visit to the public botanical garden on 12 acres that the fundraiser is for.  These photos were taken some time ago, …

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A Stack of Books with A Common Theme

I've been reading a lot lately, with several novels in the historical genre. I do enjoy well written historical fiction, particularly when it involves the home arts.  The stack this time were a diverse group of genres, and time periods.   One common theme in all these novels is women trying to make new lives after …

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Finishing the Safelight Project 2020

Now that a couple of months have passed since the big delivery to Safelight, I emailed them to ask if they now had space to take the rest of the bags.  To my surprise, they said that new shelter resident needs have greatly slowed down, and they hadn't used that many bags so far.  Their …

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September in the Garden

Late summer blooms can still be seen even with the garden winding down in the summer heat.  This gorgeous dahlia bloomed recently, heralding the colors of fall right around the corner. I still have cherry tomatoes on the vine, taking their time to ripen in the sun. I planted an avocado seed and have a …

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Scrap Dance Twist and Facebook Live

First, I need to apologize to those of you who were on the Facebook live video yesterday.  I didn't have my screen set properly so the comments were not scrolling.  So it looked like no one had anything to say, and as a result I ended the video too soon.  When I realized my mistake, …

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Embroidered Quilt of Valor

This Quilt of Valor was brought to me for quilting, and it is a wonderful study in design.  Often, our local chapter of Quilts of Valor receives boxes of fabric scraps and orphan blocks.  The supplies moved from one storage space to another, and the group had just found a nice space for monthly quilting …

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Apple Festival Round Up

Happy Labor Day!  Since this is our usual Apple Festival Weekend, I thought it would be a nice time to see some previous posts with all things apple. Comments are closed on older posts as I was getting a huge amount of spam on those, but posts less than two years old still have comments …

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