A Housewarming Gift

Some really good friends recently moved to Florida, and we were planning to drive down for a visit.  We used to see them a couple of times a month between club meetings and events, and occasional dinner parties.  I miss his infectious laughter and astute observations of the world, and her interesting conversation and gentle …

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Half Square Triangles from Jelly Roll Strips

I am working a bit more on the new scrappy design in pink and brown that I am calling Chocolate Covered Cherries, and I really am pleased with the way the blocks are looking. In making a mountain of half-square triangles at the retreat, one would think I had plenty. But, when I was nearing …

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Easter Hat Parade with the Mini Cooper Car Club

One of the most wonderful things about living in western North Carolina are the small towns and the fun things there are to do with every holiday, and most weekends through spring, summer and fall.  Every year on the Saturday before Easter Sunday, the small town of Dillsboro hosts an Easter Hat Parade, marching all …

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Safelight Project 2018

I am reposting about this project and the prizes you can win as perhaps last week was just too busy with spring break.  My blog was also down for a couple of days as the upgrade was completed to remove ads and complete the redesign of the blog.  I hope you like the new look!  …

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The Safelight Project 2018 and prize announcement!

Summer items are beginning to hit the local stores, and it is now time to begin collecting up some fun things for this year's Safelight Project.  The director at Safelight is hoping that we can make more of the bags for the residents of the domestic violence shelter.  The 45 bags that we donated last …

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Repairing a Quilt with Tulle

Recently, a local quilter contacted me with a dilemma.  She had a family heirloom quilt in terrible shape, but her son really wanted it.  She wanted to know if there was any way to save it.  When she brought it over, I thought there was something that could be done, after all the backing and …

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Modern Plus Quilts

Today, I am happy to be a part of Cheryl Brickey and Paige Alexander's book launch for their new publication Modern Plus Sign Quilts.  This new book has sixteen patterns for all kinds of projects, all using the plus sign as part of the design.  I picked the Pinwheel Plus design to quilt.  I liked …

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Spring Chickens Tablescape

Spring finally arrives this week, so it is a perfect time to do a spring themed tablescape.  I know most bloggers are doing rabbits right now, but I decided that chickens were the perfect choice for a breakfast table.  Tulips and daffodils and my spring ceramic basket are a good starting point. Setting the table …

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