Butternut Squash Lasagne

In this interim between Christmas and the New Year, it is good to have a meal that is lighter and vegetarian based, after days of heavier meals. With this in mind, I roasted a small butternut squash, and adjusted my recipe for lasagne to make a smaller version for two. This is enough for a …

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Finishing the Pokemon Quilt

When I left off the Pokemon Quilt Part 1, I had spent six hours ripping out all the quilting stitches during our Virtual Retreat, then six more over the next two days. Fitting punishment for my stupidity and ignoring the drag on the longarm. But there was no way I could let something that poorly …

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In the Garden, and Scrap Dance Mystery!

It is a bit unusual to have a lot to tell about the garden in the beginning of winter, but we've had a few surprises since my last post on the garden. We have a pair of pileated woodpeckers that live in the woods surrounding our home, and we often hear their laughing calls. Occasionally …

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Stamping Christmas Cards

I've had so much fun stamping our Christmas cards this year. I got on a roll for a couple of days, and cranked out card after card. I have a lot of holiday theme stamps from several companies, but most of the cards this year were done with Impression Obsession stamps adding stickers and ribbons, …

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December In the Garden

Even in December, there is something going on in the garden. The plants in the sunroom continue to do well, and I am hopeful that they survive the winter. Recently, I uncovered my amaryllis and brought it into the kitchen. I gave it some water, and hope it will wake up soon and produce another …

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Christmas Memories Winners

Reading all the wonderful stories in the comments on Wednesday's Christmas Memories post was inspiring and heartwarming.  Truly, there were so many beautiful sentiments shared, that there had to be more than one winner. These stories illustrate the warmth of family and the resilience of our spirit, perfect for these times. I'll reprint the winners …

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