Christmas In July Pattern Parade and Blog Hop

Ready to have some fun?  Today, I am hosting a blog hop for your enjoyment with a Christmas theme for our hot days of July.  The Christmas In July Pattern Parade Blog Hop includes quilters from the US, Canada and Australia.  We are a group of pattern designers that have not done an event together …

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Vintage Christmas Quilt Along – Candles and Tree

Today we begin the Vintage Christmas Quilt Along, welcome!!  This will be a six month quilt along, with two blocks each month.  This will give you 12 blocks that you can then make into a quilt, placemats or table runner, or continue on your own making more blocks.  We'll have half of summer and all …

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Christmas Past and Presents

Looking to past archives for some ideas that you may have missed, or for new readers to see, I've picked out some fun ideas from past years for your enjoyment today. Perhaps you'll see an idea for a last minute gift for this year. Let's start with a Nine Patch Star Christmas runner. We did …

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Christmas In July!

Dig out your Christmas in July stuff, as it is only five months until the old guy comes down the chimneys!  We can get started on gifts and decorations, and maybe have something new for the season.  Today is my day on Sarah's Christmas in July blog hop at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.  I …

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Merry Christmas and a Holiday Treat!

Merry Christmas!  I hope you are all having a wonderful day.  I thought it would be a fun day to show you a unique exhibit at the little, old house that is the home of the Transylvania Heritage Museum.  The exhibits change regularly, and each December they bring out a most unique collection. Yes, those …

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Thrifting, Decorating and Sewing More Christmas Fun

This post is a hodgepodge of a lot of ideas and fun finds, almost too much for one post, but each subject isn't enough for one.  So, enjoy reading a bunch of different ideas, all pulled together.  First, it is fun to find special things at the thrift store, like a treasure hunt when you …

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Making Packages Bright

OK, raise your hand if you think wrapping gifts is a chore.  Yeah, I thought so!  Many view it as a necessary thing, not a creative thing, but I have a different view.  Each gift represents someone in my life that is still here, and with the loss of my parents, a special cousin, and …

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Christmas from the Kitchen

Giving gifts from the kitchen makes more sense now than ever.  With many of us downsizing, or giving gifts to people who have already done so, the addition of more tchotchkes to a household seems silly.  After all, it is the thought that counts, so why not give something that won't need dusting? Using personalized …

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Christmas Party Weekend at 1927 Lake Lure Inn

Our Mini Cooper club had a fabulous Christmas event last weekend, with several meals and events planned from Friday night to Sunday afternoon.  We caught up with them on Saturday morning in a local parking lot to decorate our cars for the Christmas parade.  The weather did not cooperate, and it began raining while we …

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