October in the Garden with Wildlife

In the garden, there is much to do this time of year.  There is ongoing clean up with falling leaves, and some plants need to be dug and stored.   The flower beds will get a covering of mulch, making sure to keep the rhizomes of the irises clear. If you compost plant materials, this …

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Autumn Jubilee Wool Stitch Along

The Autumn Jubilee Wool Stitch Along will finish up today with the addition of embellishments and mounting.  If you missed the first post with the pattern, click on Wool Stitch Along Part 1.  So, we left off with the pumpkin done and the leaves left to stitch.   Place one leaf on top of the pumpkin, and …

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Autumn Jubilee Quilt Along – Block B

The Autumn Jubilee quilt along continues today with the second block to mix with the pumpkins.  Did you get some pumpkins made?  You'll see more of my quilt retreat photos as I constructed most of these blocks there.  Staying ahead of the quilt along was a challenge this year, LOL!!  Quilt retreat came at just …

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Autumn Jubilee Making Cards

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of the year, and for many years I have done cards for family and friends for it.  I love the long weekend, the autumn colors, the Macy's parade followed by a day of family, football, food and friends.  The emphasis is on gratitude, a day of reflection on all we …

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Autumn Jubilee Placemats Sew Along

The Autumn Jubilee Sew Along begins today with a fun project that will be immediately useful this season.  We'll be making placemats for the holidays, perfect for the Thanksgiving table or your kitchen table for everyday use all autumn.  This sew along will cover a 5 week period, with three posts publishing every other Friday …

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Autumn Jubilee Slow Cooked Ham with Two Methods

Autumn Jubilee continues today with a recipe for a wonderful meal for a brisk fall day.  A slow cooked meal, ready for supper while sewing on a rainy day, this is one of my favorite things!  Welcome new readers to my blog!  You'll see I do a variety of post subjects.  So come along for …

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Autumn Jubilee Quilt Along – Block A

Today is the beginning of a four week quilt along for Autumn Jubilee!!  This will be a two block quilt, so you can do just a few blocks for a table topper, or a lot of blocks for a quilt.  I've been sewing like mad lately, and got a really good head start on the …

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Autumn Jubilee Books and Reading

One of the nice things about cooler weather is curling up with a quilt and a good book.  Although we don't have a real cool-down yet, I am looking forward to reading this fall and winter next to a cozy fire.  While I've read several books in a row over the summer that I wouldn't …

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Teacups Quilt Along

This quilt along of mixed techniques began two months ago, with paper piecing.  We'll continue that today, and in a nod to Autumn Jubilee, I chose a print for my teacup that is Autumn in colors, but still Japanese inspired.  The Teacups will eventually have several techniques including applique and will run at least a …

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Autumn Jubilee Starts Today!

Autumn Jubilee is back for the third year with a line up of giveaway prizes that is just fantastic!  This event is growing every year, and just keeps getting better and more exciting.  This year will see the return of some of my favorite vendors and some new additions that you will love!  The prizes …

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