Late May in the Garden

The irises are done blooming now, they finished up while we were out of town.  But, can you stand just a couple more pics of them?  They were just so spectacular! I love these white ones. And I was so impressed with these purple edged ones with the white centers. On the mountainside behind the …

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Pink Appliqué Quilt Repair

Just before we left for our vacation, I received this pretty appliqué quilt to repair.  It didn't need a lot, or so I thought when I got it from the owner.  I figured just a few spots to hand stitch and it would be good to go.  But, after looking at it more closely, I …

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Back from England

Back home again, and now you can know that my blogging break was spent in London, England!  We've had this trip planned for months.  I didn't take my laptop, because I decided just to take some time off from the computer altogether.  We had a marvelous, exhausting trip, seeing more of London in the time …

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Square Dance Promenade

This month we Promenade!!  Just this step to do, and next month will be the final assembly and big reveal.  I hope you are having fun! This month, you'll be joining your Allemande Left units to your scrappy Come Down the Middle units.  Lay your stacks like this so you get them all oriented correctly.  …

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Spring Cleaning, and a Blog Break

Spring Cleaning came late this year, it just seemed like winter would never end.  But one of the effects of losing a bit of weight is that the closet needs to be purged, a good problem to have, isn't it?  I went into how I do this in more detail in a previous post - …

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Thank You Cards to Re-use and Recycle

When you get a handmade card, wouldn't it be nice to be able to pass it along for someone else to enjoy?  I mean, how many of us get a card (and so few of those come in snail mail these days!) and enjoy the sentiment, only to throw it into the paper recycle bin, …

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Irises and Azaleas in the Garden

The azaleas and irises are in full bloom now, actually starting about a week ago.  This is such a great time of year in the mountains, not too warm, not too cool, sweaters in the evening and sunny days.  The sweet fragrance in the air makes you want to pause and breathe, taking a moment …

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Taco Salad with a Crispy Baked Shell

With Cinco De Mayo tomorrow, it is a great excuse to eat Mexican food, like I need an excuse, LOL!!  One thing about it, though, the fat content can be pretty high.  My grandmother and mother used to make tacos by frying the tortillas in oil, and although they were tasty, that method is just …

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Safelight Update and Winners

The response to the Safelight Project has been beyond my wildest dreams this year. I am just in awe of the outpouring of support!! Donations of cards, sewn case sets and money continued to come in all the way to the end of April. So much so that we have way beyond my initial goal …

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