Christmas Centerpiece

Reworking the pine cone basket I made last year, I wanted to freshen it up for the Christmas season.  Holidays mean a little more shine, so I covered up the foam in the middle to get it ready to spray paint. Several light coats of metallic gold were applied, turning the piece over and around …

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Herb Garden Mossy Planters

These small pots were found on a recent thrifting outing, and I knew immediately what I wanted to do with them.  Taking them to the workbench, I got out the basket of acrylic paints.  The green stuff in the glass dish is moss. I scraped a the moss from the stone and concrete drainage half-pipe …

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Autumn Jubilee Pine Cone Crafting

Pine cones are in abundance in Autumn, so fitting for an Autumn Jubilee crafting project.  I have so many pine cones it is fun to find a way to use a lot at once.  For a centerpiece, I thought this wire basket would make a good base for a pine cone basket.  The wire basket …

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Preparing for the Mountain Regional State Fair

Turn-in day for entries into the Mountain Regional State Fair is Monday, and I am getting all my entries ready. I have decided to enter 14 crafting, quilting and photography competitions this year. This means getting hanging sleeves on the larger quilts, and labels on all the entries. Scrap Dance Two Step is finished up …

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Christmas Card Crafting

Before you start taking down all the holiday stuff, I needed to get in this post on what to do with some of the Christmas Cards you have. There are some interesting ideas on the internet, including one of ornaments made of circles folded this way and that, angels made by cutting out a pattern, …

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Catching up to Christmas

I am working on several new projects for this holiday season, but nothing is ready to show yet.  I will be working on our quilt-along this afternoon, the next step is tomorrow.  My weekend sale online orders from all my favorite retailers are coming in for new projects for the blog, thread and fabric should …

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Autumn Jubilee Wrap Up

Today will wrap up the Autumn Jubilee event, but read to the end for a sneak preview of the next big Mystery!  I have loved seeing all the progress photos on Flicker.  The colors chosen and the projects made are just wonderful.  Once again, I'd like to thank all my favorite companies for their participation …

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Autumn Jubilee!

Finally, it is almost October and we can really get into the Autumn season, my favorite!  It was wonderfully cool last night, down to the low 50s, and I got out my sweater this morning to go to the Asheville Quilt Guild's Quilt Show.  I have been working on a special event for the past …

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