Fun on the Fourth

Last weekend was a fun holiday weekend with lots of activities. We started the weekend at Mountain Fresh Orchards on Saturday, having lunch with our friend, Jeff. He had a booth there with his wonderful pottery, and I think he made this green bowl just to tempt me. It is a cereal bowl size and …

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Fun Run to Strawberry Hill

With summer in full swing, car club events are more frequent. We are enjoying our warm days, abundant sunshine and not too hot temps in the mountains. We met early at a visitor center on the Blue Ridge Parkway for a nice drive though some back roads down to South Carolina. There were so many …

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Happy 4th of July!

Happy Fourth of July! I can't believe it is July already. I thought you'd like a look back at my patriotic tablescapes for some inspiration for your holiday meal. This one featured my vintage milk carrier holding Ball jars of water filled with blue hydrangeas freshly cut. The little star sprays were Dollar Tree finds …

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Pin Woven Tote

Last post, I did the tutorial on how to Pin Weave fabric strips with cording. Today, we'll use those to make the bag. I'll give you the entire supply list today too. Before we get started, a couple of commenters on the last post worried about the cording being loose, and possibly catching on things. …

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Sunday Stitching, Making Plans, and More Wildlife

Over the past few weeks, I've finished up all the Zoom contracts that I had for my Scrap Dancing program. On the last two, I mentioned that I would be doing a tutorial on Pin Weaving. I thought I could just link the Moda Bake Shop post, but their website update appears to have dropped …

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Late June in the Garden

Milder and cooler temperatures moved in this week, making sitting on the veranda a real joy. Recent rains have brought the hydrangea into bloom too. The lime I put on the ground under the plant is helping the blooms toward the purple color I like best. Lots of beautiful blooms are all over this shrub. …

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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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