Thrifting Scores and Bargain Shopping

Thrifting scores were good in July.  I made it to several estate sales too, picking up a bargain or two.  This haul was found on a thrift store hop with a thrift junkie friend.  We found the relocated Salvation Army store, and I got the pumpkin plates, the Tommy Hilfiger purse and the Coach shoes …

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Carole’s Tomato Pie (Finally!!)

August means the harvest of yummy tomatoes kicks into high gear.  For those who were reading my blog last summer, you know that DH finally asked me to stop making tomato pies for a while as I was making so many of them.  I just couldn't get the recipe the way I wanted it. Paula …

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Safelight Project Delivery

Yesterday was a fun day as we packed up the goodie bags and made the delivery to Safelight.  For those new to the project, Safelight incorporates many services for domestic violence victims and sexual assault victims providing counseling, case management, court advocacy, support groups and job training under one umbrella organization.  These bags provide much …

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Carolina Panthers Training Camp

It is getting close to football season with the Hall of Fame game last Thursday night.  Once again this year, DH took me to Spartanburg to the Panthers Training Camp for a first look at the new rookies, and some veteran players injured last year.    This time I took my good camera, and had a …

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Safelight Project Update, Something Amazing and Winners!

This past week has been like Christmas with every trip to the post office.   More and more cases and cards have come in, so much that the project has way more than it can use for this delivery!  So, once again, I'll be doing more bags in a couple of months with the items left …

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Teacups Quilt Along – Block 13 Mug

It's the first Friday of August, and time for the next teacup block for our quilt along. It is getting more difficult to find the right thing for the next blocks.  EQ8 isn't making it easy either, insisting on only printing one page for two page patterns.  So I have had to mess with it …

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Late July in the Garden

Cool temperatures last week made sitting on the veranda a daily ritual in the morning and evening. More flowers are blooming and the landscape changes almost daily.  The camera was at the ready as pollinators made some appearances on the flowers, like this little guy on one of the geranium blooms.  I think it is …

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A Tablescapers Dream Store

While we were in Greensboro, I asked DH to take me to the Replacement China store just east of town.  I've wanted to visit this store for years.  They thoughtfully have provided a lounge area at the back with comfy chairs and a TV, so DH could read his Kindle while I enjoyed the displays.  …

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Christmas In July!

Dig out your Christmas in July stuff, as it is only five months until the old guy comes down the chimneys!  We can get started on gifts and decorations, and maybe have something new for the season.  Today is my day on Sarah's Christmas in July blog hop at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.  I …

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Safelight Project Update

We have just two weeks to go for the Safelight Project, and I am delighted to announce that the financial goal has been exceeded.  Just yesterday in the mail, our donations rocketed past the goal!   The project will be providing 62 bags for the shelter, with 60 of them designed for women and two …

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Carolina Hurricane Quilts Virtual Show

Another pickup was made from Cary Quilting Company, a carload of wonderful quilts for the hurricane project.  The diversity in designs have been like having a quilt show in my guest room, LOL!!  It has been wonderful to see them, and I want to share some of the latest ones with you. First, Material Girls …

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