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January 18, 2021
Not to toot my own horn..... from Appalachian Quilts

... but *TOOT TOOT*!  Remember the soap I told you I was formulating for Hubs?  I named the base recipe "Generation X".  He was complaining about dry skin, especially his hairy little legs, after showering.  He was even developing a little dry patch in the small of his back.  I had put a little too much fragrance oil in it so the batch seized a little, but it was still good.  We cut into it this weekend and started using it Saturday.  OMG!  What a difference!  I have always slathered myself with lotion to keep my skin hydrated...pretty much for ...

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December 11, 2020
I Hate It When That Happens! from Appalachian Quilts

 I have been working on a couple of new soap formulations.  One formulation is for dry, winter skin.  The other formulation I am calling the name of the actual recipe "Generation X".  It is an anti-aging, moisturizing, anti-inflammatory soap.  After playing around with the numbers for a while, I finally decided it was time to make a couple test batches.  Off to the shop I went.  I organized all my oils, got all my pans together, took pictures.  Everything was going well.  Until....

I got the first batch done.  Timing was perfect.  Everything went pretty well with the pour.  I ...

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December 21, 2019
Perfectly Imperfect from Appalachian Quilts

Yesterday was supposed to be a "me" day.  I had big plans and so many thing to choose from.  My list of things to get done included everything from making fudge, making ornaments, making body butter, making soap and quilting a couple quilts.

Our day started in the goat barn.  We wormed everyone, trimmed hooves and had to give Barnabus a shot.  He still fights pneumonia. 

Into the house I went.  I started melting the oils for the body butter.  While that was melting, I started the fudge.  I went down to the basement for just a quick minute to ...

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