Having Some Fun This Week

Having fun these days requires a bit more creativity, doesn't it? I have been doing a lot more on Zoom, as it is a safe way to see friends and have conversation. On Monday, I was able to spend a nice day sewing with friends, and working on Pachanga, while fat snowflakes drifted down all …

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Snow, Virtual Quilting and Football!!

Two fun things in one weekend, we got a couple of inches of snow on Friday, just in time to hunker down for Wild Card Weekend. Before the snow came, a new visitor came to sample the handouts. Apparently, Oliver has a buddy. The second little guy has been here before, but not as consistently …

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Clearing Out, My Dirty Little Secret, and Correcting a Big Mistake

Every January, I choose an area of the house for extensive scrutiny. Everything is pulled out, looked over, and reorganized. In 2017, I did my fabric stash closet, and it remains close to this organized fashion today. A few of the bags are gone now as I did use up some stash for projects over …

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In the Garden, and Scrap Dance Mystery!

It is a bit unusual to have a lot to tell about the garden in the beginning of winter, but we've had a few surprises since my last post on the garden. We have a pair of pileated woodpeckers that live in the woods surrounding our home, and we often hear their laughing calls. Occasionally …

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Christmas Memories and Traditions

If you live in an area that gets snow, do you remember your first white Christmas? I do. I was six years old living in Greensboro, when my parents decided to stay with some friends over Christmas. They didn't live far, but apparently a blizzard was on the way, and they wanted to have us …

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Winter Lights at the Arboretum

Each winter, during the holiday season, the NC Arboretum does their Winter Lights exhibit. In years past, this has been a walking exhibit in the garden area with games and hot chocolate next to an open fire in one of three firepit areas. See more of the previous shows in my post Winter Lights 2017. …

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We Need a Little Christmas…

right this very minute! At least a little bit. This will definitely not be the best Christmas ever, in fact it is going to be a hard candy Christmas at best. We are going to have to work harder than ever to find holiday cheer and joy this year. I went back and reread my …

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Late Autumn Drive in the Mountains

We had two nice late autumn drives this week, one with the Upstate MINIs, and the other with a new car club we just joined. We can socialize safely in the parking areas outside, and have a fun drive with pretty scenery. Things like this do help us keep the feelings of isolation at bay. …

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A Visit to Bullington Gardens, and Last Days for the Quilt Raffle

Bullington Gardens is a local treasure, not far from our home.  With the raffle of the Sunset Dahlia quilt that I quilted for them coming up, I thought you'd like to have a virtual visit to the public botanical garden on 12 acres that the fundraiser is for.  These photos were taken some time ago, …

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Apple Festival Round Up

Happy Labor Day!  Since this is our usual Apple Festival Weekend, I thought it would be a nice time to see some previous posts with all things apple. Comments are closed on older posts as I was getting a huge amount of spam on those, but posts less than two years old still have comments …

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