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August 5, 2019
Marley and the Machine, or The Bug Bit from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories



Marley has been hanging out with her GramGram and Poppa all week. Entertaining a nine-year-old can be difficult, unless you're willing to ignore the technology in her hands. I'm not. That would, in essence, be ignoring her. 

So how to entertain a nine-year-old? Well, it helps to have a different kind of machine. A sewing machine, of course. She wanted to learn to sew. What grandmother could deny a grandchild such a request? Certainly, not this one.



I put her to work practicing straight lines. Then curvy lines. Then turning corners. She was pretty good at all of ...

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Birthday Quilt from From the Strawberry Patch...

Hannes celebrated his fifteenth (in human years) birthday last week; our youngest two grandchildren happened to be visiting that day and they reveled in the celebration by singing to him and dispensing treats with wild abandon. Lynnleigh suggested that we make him a special birthday quilt to mark the auspicious occasion. She rummaged through my bin of orphan blocks and found enough string

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Birthday Quilt from From the Strawberry Patch...

Hannes celebrated his fifteenth (in human years) birthday last week; our youngest two grandchildren happened to be visiting that day and they reveled in the celebration by singing to him and dispensing treats with wild abandon. Lynnleigh suggested that we make him a special birthday quilt to mark the auspicious occasion. She rummaged through my bin of orphan blocks and found enough string

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July 5, 2019
Mommy and Me from From the Strawberry Patch...

You might remember from a previous post (here) that our youngest granddaughter chose fabric recently for a sundress for herself and her doll. While she's been vacationing with her other grandparents in another state, I managed to get their dresses done and ready for their return back home.  The pattern is shown here, it was a great pattern and easy to follow; however, I would add two

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Mommy and Me from From the Strawberry Patch...

You might remember from a previous post (here) that our youngest granddaughter chose fabric recently for a sundress for herself and her doll. While she's been vacationing with her other grandparents in another state, I managed to get their dresses done and ready for their return back home.  The pattern is shown here, it was a great pattern and easy to follow; however, I would add two

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April 26, 2019
Plodding away from Quilting Lots Moore Designs

At getting things finished, but then that is nothing new.  I think it is everyday life for a quilter, don't you?  Mind you, we do all work at different speeds, and some of us are (hopefully) like me, stuck in low gear.  Hehehe.
The progress on Danielle's quilt is good.  I have sewn all the rows now and merely need to stitch last five rows into the final section.  Stitch all the sections together and we are up to the frame and border.  It sounds (and feels) so good to be able to talk about the border as ...

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April 21, 2019
Easter Greeting from From the Strawberry Patch...

Artist Credit: Lynnleigh, Age 6Life is Good!

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Easter Greeting from From the Strawberry Patch...

Artist Credit: Lynnleigh, Age 6Life is Good!

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March 25, 2019
Scrappy Week from Quilting Lots Moore Designs

I have been tootling away at some more scrappy hearts and hope to have about 20 to send away on Monday.  The response has been overwhelming.  Thanks everyone.
I finished another hat this week.  This one was for my friend Helen, and it was a lovely pattern called Irma by Aneta Gasiorowka, whose Ravelry username is agasi.  It took a little bit of brain work for me to get the hang of it and I was actually amazed that I managed it.  I've never unpicked so much before without chucking it in the corner and leaving it there forever ...

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February 22, 2019
Tea Time from From the Strawberry Patch...

As I had posted, earlier, I have been on a search for a perfect scone recipe. I have been trying to recreate the English scones that we had on a recent cruise, pictured below. My version, from Lynnleigh's and my tea party last week, is shown at left. It turned out a little crumblier than I would have liked but the flavor was wonderful; I am going to keep making adjustments for texture. The

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Tea Time from From the Strawberry Patch...

As I had posted, earlier, I have been on a search for a perfect scone recipe. I have been trying to recreate the English scones that we had on a recent cruise, pictured below. My version, from Lynnleigh's and my tea party last week, is shown at left. It turned out a little crumblier than I would have liked but the flavor was wonderful; I am going to keep making adjustments for texture. The

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January 16, 2019
Six Short Years from From the Strawberry Patch...

Six short years ago this little bundle of energy burst onto the scene.She has been charming all of us ever since. She is funny and imaginative, sweet, loving and she absolutely loves art work! Now, apparently, she is now making balloon animals (and numbers!); she keeps us on our toes. She mentioned to her Mommy the other day that she was hoping for Nana to make special cookies for her birthday

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Six Short Years from From the Strawberry Patch...

Six short years ago this little bundle of energy burst onto the scene.She has been charming all of us ever since. She is funny and imaginative, sweet, loving and she absolutely loves art work! Now, apparently, she is now making balloon animals (and numbers!); she keeps us on our toes. She mentioned to her Mommy the other day that she was hoping for Nana to make special cookies for her birthday

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January 9, 2019
Project #1, 2019 from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Addie’s socks totally finished. This is the first project of 2019 to be finished. Ends are woven in . . ready to be mailed. Yarn: Spun Right Round Sport sock from Eat, Sleep, Knit Color: Lucky Charm Pattern: Classic Socks for the Family Size: Child Medium Yardage Used: 260 yards This was my first time...

The post Project #1, 2019 appeared first on Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara.

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December 5, 2018
Joy! from From the Strawberry Patch...

This one, our youngest grandchild, singing and dancing her heart out for the simple JOY of it. She and her group performed at a Retirement Center yesterday afternoon. Pure candy cane sweetness! Is there anything better than experiencing Christmas through the eyes of a child? I don't believe so. Life is Good!

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Joy! from From the Strawberry Patch...

This one, our youngest grandchild, singing and dancing her heart out for the simple JOY of it. She and her group performed at a Retirement Center yesterday afternoon. Pure candy cane sweetness! Is there anything better than experiencing Christmas through the eyes of a child? I don't believe so. Life is Good!

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November 21, 2018
Two Cute ~~one finish from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Cute one.


Cute two.


A couple of weeks ago Dusti asked me to make a little apron for Miss Priss. She's supposed to be getting a new kitchen for Christmas. However, she founded the box. No knowing that, I made the little apron and let Dusti know that she could pick it up. 


When they came today, she put the apron on Milly and told me about the kitchen discovery. I am happy to see that it fits well.




To make the neck strap, I recycled two notions from an old bra. One is a plastic ring, the other ...

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October 3, 2018
crazy cubed . . . from Count it *all* JOY!

I had every intention of posting over the weekend, but life is crazy and work is crazy and our weekend was crazy (with Boy Scouts, Disaster Relief training and church picnics all at the camp). Even so, I had time to do a little fall baking on Saturday . . .
I saw a recipe for and Apple, Honey and Brie Crostata in the current issue of Southern Lady and decided to give it a go.
It was very good with a cup of spiced tea as an afternoon snack!

I got some autumnal decorations out, too . . . 
You know it's October when ...

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October 2, 2018
Hello, October! from From the Strawberry Patch...

Yep, another calendar page has been turned. "Hello, October" really has been replaced in my mind today with "whatever happened to September?" Sigh. Time marches on! I read an excellent article yesterday morning, sent to me by a dear friend, which helps put life into perspective. I am linking to it here for your reading enjoyment. It helped me to savor the day, simply for the pleasure of being

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Hello, October! from From the Strawberry Patch...

Yep, another calendar page has been turned. "Hello, October" really has been replaced in my mind today with "whatever happened to September?" Sigh. Time marches on! I read an excellent article yesterday morning, sent to me by a dear friend, which helps put life into perspective. I am linking to it here for your reading enjoyment. It helped me to savor the day, simply for the pleasure of being

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