Sewing a Quick Panel Wall Hanging

I got this panel in 2020 right when lockdown began. The sentiment on it appealed to me at the time, and I did a phone order with my local quilt shop, Beginnings, and picked it up with curbside service. I wanted to do my small part to help keep them in business, so it worked …

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Earth Day 2022

Today is Earth Day and it is the perfect time to make a pledge to help our planet by recycling, and reusing.  Simple things like refusing a straw, or using paper plates instead of plastic ones can help.  Buy and use things made from recycled materials when you can, especially for things like trash bags …

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Sunday Ham Dinner and Leftovers

Are you cooking a ham today? It is a tradition in many households, and one that usually leaves a lot of leftovers. While having nice slices for sandwiches for a few days is nice, I usually want something else before we can finish it off. See my post on Ham Dinner and Ham Casserole to …

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Tulip Festival and News in the Garden

This past week the Tulip Festival in downtown Hendersonville began. Every one of the many brick planters are filled with early blooming tulips in all sorts of colors. The tulips last quite a while, and are inter-planted with smaller flowers to fill in the beds. Small violets and little marigold-like flowers bloom between velvet red …

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Springtime Tablescapes for Easter

Easter is so late this year, that it has almost gotten by me unnoticed. I was setting a table for something festive, when I realized I had used all these same things in exactly the same way before. It was this table, from 2021, and I did it without realizing it until it was finished, …

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April in the Garden

More things are blooming in the garden this week, and more birds have been showing up at the feeder. The redbud tree has burst into glorious color, a lavender-pink that is just beautiful. It is alive with honey bees. The branches are full of blooms. When a goldfinch landed on a branch, I tried to …

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A Little Quilting This Week

April is starting out better for getting some quality quilting time in, and I have enjoyed that. Sewing has always been my therapy and stress reliever, so it was good for me to be able to spend some time at the machine. I had to miss the day retreats at the guild last week, three …

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