November Tablescapes and Treats

It has been a while since we had anyone come to stay in our home. Last week, our friends that live in Ohio had been on vacation in Florida and came to visit us on their way home. We are a good layover point, and they planned to be here for a couple of nights. …

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Autumn Jubilee in the Garden

Autumn means the garden is winding down, and there is work to be done for a nice display next year as well as keeping the tender plants from harm over the winter. Some annuals can be safely over-wintered in a sheltered area, like our Carolina room. A few of the flowers were still blooming with …

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Autumn Jubilee in the Kitchen

Gathering around the table when there is a chill in the air brings family together. These crisp autumn days call for a pretty setting and good food to put on the plates. Fall produce is abundant now, with winter squashes coming into the stores and produce stands. This butternut squash recipe from the Cookish cookbook …

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Autumn Jubilee is Coming!

For the sixth year, I'll be hosting Autumn Jubilee the month of October. I've been working on getting some great giveaway prizes, designing projects and cooking up a new recipe. I have put all the rules and tips for entering the contests on a Rules and Notices page. See that page to be sure you …

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September in the Garden

Tomatoes! The garden continues to be the most prolific I've ever had. I am amazed at how well the new location is for them, lots of sun means lots of tomatoes. Clusters of cherry size tomatoes are all over these vines. The Cherokee Purple vine has three fat ones in the process of getting ripe. …

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Sunday Chat

It is Apple Festival weekend, the start of the fall season for me. Although all is still green outside, my heart is ready for colorful leaves, pumpkins, football games, wearing sweaters on cool days, and warm comfort food. This week I was delighted with the cool mornings, and amazingly was able to capture a visiting …

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Pardon me, has anyone seen my marbles?

I was sure I still had them, but apparently I had lost them. They were certainly missing when I got a phone call from a dear friend in a bind. The person in charge of publicity for our guild's Garden of Quilts show called my friend and quit a few minutes before my friend called …

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Sunday Chat

Seems like the number of activities has increased exponentially lately. Maybe it is just the contrast from the past year of staying home. We are playing pickleball a couple of times a week now, and doing more with friends as well. Two trips to Atlanta to deal with issues with my mother in law's home …

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May the Fourth Be With You

Did you know it is Star Wars Day? I miss this most years, but this year I remembered in time! What better time to talk about Star quilts. I do have several tutorials on the blog for star theme quilts, leading off with my Patriotic Star Mini Quilt. This one is unique in that it …

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