Quilt of Valor – Stars on Point

We are not yet back to doing Quilt of Valor presentations, but the construction of quilts goes on.  At some point, we'll need a closet full to cover the backlog of veterans in line for a Quilt of Valor.  So, we continue to sew, piece and quilt, in i-sew-lation.  This one was pieced by Didi …

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A Tiny Surprise

For several years now, I have been bemoaning the lack of flowers on my ten-year-old orchid.  A year ago, we went to the NC Arboretum's Orchid Show, and again I tried to figure out why mine wasn't cooperating.  I repotted it, babied it, gave it lots of humidity, took every suggestion, and still nothing.  Then, …

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Hiking at the Arboretum

Early summer is a great time to go hiking.  The weather is not too hot yet, and the trails are full of flowers.  We like going to the NC Arboretum property, as it has a number of trails, and none are very strenuous.  Recently, the Arboretum opened up a few trails again after weeks of …

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Wrapping Up the Safelight Project

Over the past few weeks, I've been working on getting our Safelight Project farther along.  As we left off in March when the lockdown began I had just delivered 39 bags.  The dollar store wasn't doing bulk orders and I needed to wait until that began again.  In late April, I was able to again …

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Meatless Main Course Recipes

These are nutty times in the grocery store, and it is not unusual to see entire cases or shelves empty.  Our local stores have begun limiting purchases, not a bad idea to reduce hoarding.  Still, when you go to the meat counter and see not one package of chicken left, or the pork is down …

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Stamping Cards with a Food Theme

I am trying hard to watch all the videos I have on that soon-to-be-gone video streaming service (details below), and of course got inspired to make a few cards.  I wanted to use the embossing technique I had just viewed, especially since I haven't done any embossing in quite a while.  The lessons dealt with …

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Vintage Christmas QA – Skate and Candy Canes

I hope you are having a nice holiday weekend.   Today is the fourth Monday, so we'll get a little farther along in our Vintage Christmas quilt along.  The next two blocks are the Skate and the Candy Canes.  If you've missed the previous posts, just click on Vintage Christmas Quilt Along on the sidebar to …

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