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March 17, 2019
A very hungry hippo from Quilting and More...

I saw this adorable pattern for a cell phone case online and decided to make it for my granddaughter. I figured that, even if she didn’t want to use it for her phone, she could use it for something else. The hippo is really cute and is made completely in the hoop, but the instructions […]

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February 25, 2019
Third In A Series from From the Strawberry Patch...

This past weekend was a repeat of our "one on one" grandchildren weekends, which, in actuality, should be called "one on two" as we've been hosting one child at a time with both grandparents! This past weekend it was Mason's turn. We picked him up on Friday afternoon in the Capital City and enjoyed every minute of his company. Now a fourth grader, Mason loves to read and play sports.

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Third In A Series from From the Strawberry Patch...

This past weekend was a repeat of our "one on one" grandchildren weekends, which, in actuality, should be called "one on two" as we've been hosting one child at a time with both grandparents! This past weekend it was Mason's turn. We picked him up on Friday afternoon in the Capital City and enjoyed every minute of his company. Now a fourth grader, Mason loves to read and play sports.

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February 18, 2019
One On One... Again from From the Strawberry Patch...

Another weekend, another grandchild. This time it was the youngest; this newly-turned-six year old really keeps us on our toes! The activities included, but weren't limited to: homemade ice cream making with Paw Paw, practicing hand sewing skills with lacing cards, sewing skirts for her American Girl dolls, making a necklace hanging rack for her room and, of course, a tea party! The tea party

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One On One... Again from From the Strawberry Patch...

Another weekend, another grandchild. This time it was the youngest; this newly-turned-six year old really keeps us on our toes! The activities included, but weren't limited to: homemade ice cream making with Paw Paw, practicing hand sewing skills with lacing cards, sewing skirts for her American Girl dolls, making a necklace hanging rack for her room and, of course, a tea party! The tea party

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February 12, 2019
One On One from From the Strawberry Patch...

We had a wonderful time with our youngest grandson this past weekend at Chez Goodneedle. We love to spend time with all of the grandchildren, naturally, but occasionally having them one on oneĀ  is extra special. Gregory is growing up fast, but I love the fact that he still says "chickmunks" instead of chipmunks and that he calls the marble game played by one "solitary" instead of solitaire;

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One On One from From the Strawberry Patch...

We had a wonderful time with our youngest grandson this past weekend at Chez Goodneedle. We love to spend time with all of the grandchildren, naturally, but occasionally having them one on oneĀ  is extra special. Gregory is growing up fast, but I love the fact that he still says "chickmunks" instead of chipmunks and that he calls the marble game played by one "solitary" instead of solitaire;

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January 29, 2019
back in the saddle . . . from Count it *all* JOY!

I'm just going to go ahead and admit that I had a hard time typing the post title without laughing.  I know me!

December got busy and then January did too, and now look, only two more days and it's February!  Good gravy . . . please don't tell me 2019 is going to move even more quickly than 2018?!

We had a lovely Christmas time. Our office closed midday on the 20th of December and didn't reopen until January 7!  What a smashing break!  We hung out with family and ate out and did Christmas things. Our Christmas ...

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January 1, 2019
Whirlwind Weekend! from From the Strawberry Patch...

We had a wonderful, whirlwind of a weekend with our two youngest grandchildren. We celebrated Pawpaw's birthday in grand style with his favorite dessert: homemade apple pie. There was also some cookie decorating, a nap or two, box stacking/tower building*, creative arts, ice cream and many, many games of Otrio. This game is a new twist on Tic Tac Toe. Mr. Goodneedle and I were amazed at how

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Whirlwind Weekend! from From the Strawberry Patch...

We had a wonderful, whirlwind of a weekend with our two youngest grandchildren. We celebrated Pawpaw's birthday in grand style with his favorite dessert: homemade apple pie. There was also some cookie decorating, a nap or two, box stacking/tower building*, creative arts, ice cream and many, many games of Otrio. This game is a new twist on Tic Tac Toe. Mr. Goodneedle and I were amazed at how

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December 25, 2018
Merry Christmas! from From the Strawberry Patch...

Here's hoping that your Christmas is GRAND! Merry Christmas! Life is Good!

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Merry Christmas! from From the Strawberry Patch...

Here's hoping that your Christmas is GRAND! Merry Christmas! Life is Good!

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November 8, 2018
Growing Boy, Small Foot from From the Strawberry Patch...

This one, our next to youngest grandchild, Gregory, turned eight over the weekend. His Mom and Dad surprised him and his sister with a trip to the Great Wolf Lodge. But, before they left on their excellent water-park adventure, we celebrated together, on his actual birthday, by attending a movie of his choosing: Small Foot. This is a wonderfully sweet story with incredible animation! The

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Growing Boy, Small Foot from From the Strawberry Patch...

This one, our next to youngest grandchild, Gregory, turned eight over the weekend. His Mom and Dad surprised him and his sister with a trip to the Great Wolf Lodge. But, before they left on their excellent water-park adventure, we celebrated together, on his actual birthday, by attending a movie of his choosing: Small Foot. This is a wonderfully sweet story with incredible animation! The

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October 28, 2018
busyness et al. . . . from Count it *all* JOY!

It has been a busy month, which makes me feel a little justified in the huge gap between my last post and this one.  Of course, this is the (so called) blogger who skipped out on blogging from December  2017 through May 2018.  What's 26 days?!?  LOL!

But I realized I need to get on in here and plug the upcoming blog hop I'm participating in!  I'm so excited . . . and if you know me at all, when you see what it is, you'll know why!
It's the Pick a Pumpkin Blog Hop!  It kicks off ...

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October 24, 2018
Marking Time from From the Strawberry Patch...

I have a new way of marking time in the Studio these days, the rapid passing of each hour is cuckoo here now; and I love it! (The cuckoo, not the swift passage of time!!) I have been quiet the last two weeks, absent from the blog for good reason; my Mom and Dad have been visiting, we had a wonderful time. They are responsible for this beautiful new addition to the wall. It is a birthday gift,

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Marking Time from From the Strawberry Patch...

I have a new way of marking time in the Studio these days, the rapid passing of each hour is cuckoo here now; and I love it! (The cuckoo, not the swift passage of time!!) I have been quiet the last two weeks, absent from the blog for good reason; my Mom and Dad have been visiting, we had a wonderful time. They are responsible for this beautiful new addition to the wall. It is a birthday gift,

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September 21, 2018
Fleur de Lis is back, baby! from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Innocent of all charges!
UPS came by this afternoon and handed over a big box. The inside was filled with mostly air and very heavy cardboard, but in a sliver of space was my Dell computer. That one that Milly plowed onto the floor. 

It's all better, which is great because I expected they would have to replace the whole thing. Nope, but there's a new hard drive and electrical outlet thingy and some plastic casing. That baby can do some damage!

Storms can bring in some beautiful clouds.
I love the way this one has that line ...

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September 17, 2018
bloggers quilt festival: ellie's quilt from Count it *all* JOY!

Greetings!  It's been a LONG time since I participated in the Blogger's Quilt Festival (hosted by Amy's Creative Side), but I decided this was a new day of the week, and it would be fitting to get back into the swing of things . . . so here goes!

I went back to 2012 for today's offering. It was the year my dear little dolly, Ellie was born. My firstborn's second born.  Her firstborn, Everett, was born to heaven the previous year. I'd made a sweet little owl quilt for him . . . but for Ellie, I couldn't ...

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September 16, 2018
Little Trees Quilt from All Things Quilty

I finished my first quilting project of 2018 this week!  I really have not been doing much sewing since we moved to the mountains, but finally I have unpacked everything in the basement studio and uncovered the Gammill longarm.


Little Trees quilt, Jeanne Turner McBrayer

I paper-pieced these trees for another project back in the nineties.  My mother-in-law had painted her kitchen and asked for a wall quilt to go over the breakfast nook.  I bought a pattern and made lots of these little trees and some very nice flying geese blocks.  Then she said, "Never mind, I bought a ...

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