Sunday Chat – Oliver, a new recipe, and a tablescape

Oliver has been getting a bit bolder, coming up to sit on the front mat that says Wipe Your Paws to look into the sliding glass door. Alms for a hungry squirrel? Please, nice lady, is there perhaps a peanut butter sandwich nearby? Now, I ask you, could you resist this face? Well, neither could …

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Sunday Chat – Garden and Football

We had a rare day where the temps were lower last week. Waking up early, it was interesting to see the fog in the valley. The mornings have been cool, but humid lately. In the garden, my one squash is still growing, for now. But it doesn't seem to be getting ripe. Same for the …

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Sunday Garden and a Drive

It has been really hot everywhere, and seems like we will have more days in the 90s this year than ever before. I hate this heat, it just makes me miserable. When it gets above 78 degrees F (25 C), I am ready for it to cool down. I am happiest when the temps are …

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Sunday Chat – Car Club and a bit of Sewing

This week we had a big event to do with our MINI club. MINI Take the States is a nine day driving event where participants drive across multiple states, stopping each evening along the way for fun activities hosted by local cubs. This year the route took them from Burlington, Vermont down to Greenville, South …

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A Fabulous Picnic on a Beautiful Day

This past weekend was an annual event for one of our car clubs, a picnic to welcome new members to the club. My Sweet Babboo and I were in charge of the event, and it has been several months in the planning. It is a potluck event, with the club providing the venue and the …

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Sunday Chat – Wildlife, the Garden and a Gift Basket

Once again, we've had a busy week with yet one more quick trip to Atlanta among appointments and planning a big event that was held yesterday. I'll have more on that for you in a day or so. In the heat this week, my daylilies decided it was time to start their show. I got …

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An Amazing Car Show

Long time readers know that we have a lot of fun with our car clubs and going to shows. This past weekend was an extraordinary show in the tiny town of Highlands in the mountains of western North Carolina. The Highlands Motoring Festival is a multi-day event for registrants, and includes a show on Saturday …

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Book Reviews, Projects and My Dinosaur Status

So many things to chat about today! Several projects were made this week, with specific purposes in mind. First, a dear friend is moving away, and I wanted to make her a special card. It will have a little gift inside. The card is a trifold, with stamped thread spools on the front with ribbon …

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Fun at the Garden of Quilts Show

Our committee took a year to plan this show, and the careful attention to every detail showed. From golf cart shuttles from the parking lots, to superb food at a reasonable price in the back kitchen, you could spend the whole day here and enjoy the quilts, the boutique, the vendors and the bookstore. There …

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Playing with MINIs on the Dragon

We had some fun recently, for a needed and restful change, playing with our MINI friends. It was time again for MINIs on the Dragon, an annual event gathering MINI owners from all over the US and Canada. Although we are still in the window where My Sweet Babboo shouldn't drive or go for long …

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