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October 22, 2021
Another Garden Day from Quilts....etc.

One day this garden will be done with raised beds – with soil in them and plants!! But wow it is taking this old lady some time to do LOL – I am just not in as good of shape as I used to be and move so much slower than I used to.  We […]

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October 17, 2021
Binding Done & More Quilting from Quilts....etc.

Finally last night I finished the binding on the Pineapple Quilt – it took awhile almost 10 days! but it is now done and will do the washing of it today to make sure all the marking lines are out of it. This corner of the Drunkard’s Path done on Saturday night and more will […]

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October 13, 2021
It's Fall Y'all! from I Have A Notion

Its Fall and half of the month of October is nearly gone !!! I would love to say I don't know where it went, but I do! The Markers of FallJust like any other season, I seem to have a full plate this fall. Mentally September always signals that fall is here, for me. Of course, because I am of a certain age Labor Day indicates the end of summer and the start of the school year, and therefore the

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September 12, 2021
Orange Stars from Quilts....etc.

Finally I finished my orange stars for the RSC Star quilt that I am making in the monthly colors – they really are easy to make – being nice large blocks and I finished the one I started a couple days ago and got the second one made  – I will link to SoScrappy today […]

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September 4, 2021
No Sewing Today from Quilts....etc.

We are off to help our younger daughter set up her home office today and visit with the grandchildren too.  Our grandson and his wife were able to get the weekend off and join us all there – everyone is vaccinated!  Jessica and Ciera arrived at the new house the other night and brought air […]

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August 24, 2021
Hot Day = Sewing Room from Quilts....etc.

We are in the middle of a short heat wave.  We are talking 95-98 degree weather for at least 4 days and yesterday was the second one we had.  I guess I would rather have a couple hot days to the flooding, tropical storms and fires that are happening in other parts of the US […]

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August 22, 2021
It Was a Busy Saturday from Quilts....etc.

I never did get to the sewing machine today – I had intended to but I got started skinning tomatoes and chopping adding another bag to the freezer and then I was baking bread.  I did sit in between things and for a little while in the morning on the porch working on Love Letters […]

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August 12, 2021
A Little Applique from Quilts....etc.

It was another hot day yesterday and I got out on the porch super early to enjoy the breeze and 78 degrees again for a little bit before it got hot again – will be so glad for this heat wave to go away but so glad we got that new heat/cooling unit in February […]

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August 3, 2021
Love Letters from Quilts....etc.

Well I didn’t have enough aqua for August to make the Love Letters that color and have enough to make my star blocks, in fact I’m not sure if I have enough to do my star blocks I still have to explore the boxes.  So I decided seeing as my pink Love Letter block is […]

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July 25, 2021
Quilt top and backing, Quilt blocks and Slow Stitching from The Cozy Quilter

 I finished off the zigzag quilt top and pieced the backing from leftover fabric from the front of the quilt. Nice to use up some fabrics from the stash that have been there a while.  I still have some HST's left and may make a few more placemats for Meals on Wheels with them. 


I hope to get this one quilted this week--my sewing machine is back from repair and this will be a good test for it! The quilt top is 56" square. 

Two more blocks were put together for my Rainbow Scrap quilt... dark green and orange ...

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July 23, 2021
One More Block and Muffins from Quilts....etc.

Finally one more block finished for the Rose Garden – this makes nine finished.  For me I really have to get into an assembly line type of mood to get this done.  The day before I had lined every thing up – first thing I do is sew the flying geese unit to the top and […]

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July 12, 2021
Ruined: The Angel Food Cake Saga from Terificreations's Weblog

Baking is my first creative love beginning with the staff of life, bread. Oh how I enjoy kneading the dough until it’s just the right consistency then there’s that yeasty build up from the moment it goes into the oven when dough and heat combine preparing the bread for consumption. Waiting until the bread has… Continue reading Ruined: The Angel Food Cake Saga

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May 30, 2021
A Great Day with the Girls! from Tink Squared

A friend texted me Friday night to see if I wanted to come over for a BBQ yesterday. I did, but I’d already promised to bake my mom bread. I decided if I got up at 3am and took the dough out for the remainder of it’s proof, I could get it baked by seven, and have time to bake chocolate chip pecan cookies and make a crunchy bacon pea salad.

I went back to bed and slept until five thirty, so that worked out beautifully!

The girls loved the pea salad, so here’s the recipe. I ...

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May 29, 2021
It Was A Busy Day from Quilts....etc.

But didn’t do any sewing – we are getting a short visit from our grandchildren later today – our grandson who got married last month is stationed in Oklahoma with the army and his wife was in Tennessee getting things cleared up working out a notice on a job and hadn’t moved to be with […]

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May 10, 2021
Snapping Turtles and Snakes, Oh My! from Tink Squared

Yesterday was cloud covered and very windy, and absolute beautiful day to walk at the lake after lunch, despite being over eighty degrees. It felt fabulous!

I met a couple of the girls and we got our six miles in, but while walking we almost stepped on a large copperhead, noticing it just in time to step well back and chase it off the trail with a branch and some rocks. Scary, as it was quite angry and jumping.

Further up the trail we came upon a snapping turtle.

Now mean humans don’t scare me nearly as much as ...

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May 7, 2021
Miss Myrtle The Maestro from Tink Squared

I caught the little mouse inside my violin case the other day. I’m not sure how she managed to get inside, and we had to have a serious discussion about that, because now I’m wondering if that string that broke on me last month was due to a little mouse scampering about where she shouldn’t have been, and not caused by me over tightening it?

And then, this.

I mean, come on! I know exactly what she’s up to here. Trying to shame me into playing! I wonder why she didn’t restring my violin for ...

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April 22, 2021
Gardening from Tink Squared

It dropped down to freezing for the last two nights here, so I lugged my four pots of tomatoes and several pots of herbs into the shed overnight… and left them during the day because they’re just too heavy for me to move around much. That should be the last of the freezing weather, hopefully!

I put them back out this morning with the cages back on. I am going to take a walk at the lake today as it’s going to be nice and I haven’t been able to walk at all this month. Afterward, I ...

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Sourdough Olive, Thyme, Lemon and Parmesan from Tink Squared

I tried a new recipe a couple of days ago. While I have a freaking library of bread baking books, and quite a few of them are sourdough, my hands down favorite is Emilie Raffa’s “Artisan Sourdough Made Simple“. I’ve yet to try a recipe out of it that isn’t spot on perfect. She has amazing sense for blending flavors.

I used half castelvetrano green olives (my favorites!) and half greek black olives. Four o’clock in the morning had me outside in my beds with a flashlight hunting down enough fresh thyme for the dough, the ...

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April 14, 2021
A Surprise Visit! from Tink Squared

More or less. Jim let me know Saturday he was going to make it home for my birthday on Monday. He drove through the night Sunday (twelve hours from Georgia!) and made it in by 8 am. It was a very short visit as he had to leave at dawn again this morning, but I was so happy to see him!

Cosmo got a much needed bath! They both had fun, it was a beautiful eighty degrees out and I enjoyed watching them play from the comfort of my camp chair </p>
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April 5, 2021
She’s Alive! And Hungry! from Tink Squared

Look who crawled downstairs? I think Miss Myrtle smelled cheese. I don’t know how, the aroma of freshly shaved garlic surely overwhelmed it, combined with the rosemary!

The potato pizza was a bit of a hassle to make. I soaked the potatoes (Yukon Gold’s) in salt water for a couple of hours, then drained, pressed, and squeezed the water out of them, before lightly coating them in olive oil and tossing with pepper, freshly grated parmesan and garlic, and some rosemary out of our garden.

The 65% hydration sourdough crust performed beautifully again, despite the amount of heavy ...

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