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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September Wildlife

Wildlife at our place has been prolific lately, with what seems to be autumn migrations in full swing.  I was very surprised one rainy morning to open the curtains and find 14 female turkeys in the front yard.  A large flock like this had two males with them last year, but this group was all …

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Decorating for Autumn with Quilts

I adore Autumn, as most of you already know, LOL!  So it isn't a leap to think that our home is covered in Autumn glory in the form of quilts when the season arrives.  While it is still warmer outside than I like, inside it looks like fall and I can imagine the crisp days …

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Carolina Hurricane Quilts

I have been working diligently on a plan for making a few quilts for the Carolina  Hurricane victims of Florence's flooding disaster, and I hope that you will help again.  I thought we could use the same block that we did for the California Fire quilts as it is easy and so versatile.  We made …

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Autumn Tablescapes

Finally, it is officially Autumn, my favorite season of the year, although it isn't cool enough yet for the sweaters and a fire in the fireplace.  Now, I can get out all the pumpkins and leaves I love, decorate the house and create a tablescape or two.  I love the colors of this season as …

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Grilled Cedar Plank Fish

Now that the humidity has abated somewhat, it is wonderful to enjoy a meal on the veranda.  Grilling fish is a yummy way to celebrate the beginning of autumn, with its cooler evenings.  I've had fish grilled on cedar planks in restaurants and liked it, so when I got these planks as a gift, I …

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In Gratitude

With the landfall of Florence, I was deeply touched by all the concern for our welfare.  The emails and comments were simply amazing and heart warming.  We came through the storm with no damage and little inconvenience, another thing to be grateful for.  I've talked about Gratitude before in this post, and I am truly …

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Fun at the NC Mountain State Fair

We went to the fair multiple times this year.  Between the days to take in competition entries, pick up days, cooking contests, volunteering in the log cabin Heritage Center in the quilting booth, and a day just to see the sights, it has been non-stop for the past two weeks.  We don't ride the rides …

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Hungry Animals D9P Quilt

Remember the Hungry Animals Alphabet fabric?  I still had just a little bit left from a gift sent to me by a reader.  I wanted to do a  lullaby quilt for entry in the fair, so it seemed the right time to use up the last of it.  I picked bright colors from the print …

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September in the Garden

The growing season is fairly long here in western North Carolina, and even more things are blooming now.  It is the last of summer, with some bloomers hanging on, and new ones coming out.  On the veranda, about half the pots still have something blooming. These yellow bidens just keep coming. My pink geranium gave …

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