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Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine by Sarah Lohman

★★★★★ This unique culinary history of America offers a fascinating look at our past and uses long-forgotten recipes to explain how eight flavors changed how we eat. The United States boasts a culturally and ethnically diverse population which makes for … Continue reading

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Perfectly Imperfect

  Our family’s penchant for making, and appreciating, art comes from many places. There is no doubt these two ladies had an influence in that department. These two sweet ladies are some of the strongest women I have ever known. … Continue reading

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And to elaborate…

on yesterday’s post. When asked, of all the books I read this year, what my VERY favorite book was, I had to ponder the question. It’s always hard to choose THE BEST when there are so many that just come to you … Continue reading

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Carson’s Critters

This was such a fun quilt to make. Partly because I didn’t have to think about it thanks to Dani’s wonderful directions! I do not have an Accucut and I didn’t use Dani’s templates, but instead I used my own Eliza’s … Continue reading

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Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

★★★★★ “I created the OASIS because I never felt at home in the real world. I didn’t know how to connect with the people there. I was afraid, for all of my life, right up until I knew it was … Continue reading

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Flower Garden II

The second version of the my Flower Garden quilt is completed and gifted to another sweet little niece. This quilt is based on the classic quilt block, Drunkard’s Path, and set with sashing and borders of the same size as … Continue reading

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Bright and bold fabrics appears to be my favorite

Mostly just been piddling around this past week. Between getting twice weekly massages, and once a week chiropractic adjustments, I am feeling SO much better and back to walking 5 miles, every day. Only indoor walking, at this point, we still have … Continue reading

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A Little Birdie told me….

Little Amelia, and her mommy, came to visits us, at the cottage, and I got the opportunity to try this little linen dress on her. It is still quite cool up here, so I was glad she had tights and a … Continue reading

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The Answer My Friend is…

(I have edited this post to add, easy access, voting links.) To vote on the top 25, Viewer’s Choice, click here. To vote for your favorite hand-quilted, click here. To see and vote on all the other categories, click here. … Continue reading

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Thousand Pyramids quilt

Remember this quilt? And how my grown son, Paul, wanted me to “fix” his childhood/young adult/adult  current favorite quilt? Most of you were cheering me on, anxious to see what I did with it. Well, it is on the back … Continue reading

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