Tag Archives: Christmas

Wrapping Odd Shaped Gifts part II

Pillowcases. That’s what I’m talking about. Who can’t use an extra one? This year, instead of using up a roll of disposable wrapping paper and then having to deal with the trash, I am making pillowcases for some of my bulkier gifts. … Continue reading

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Wrapping Odd Shaped Gifts

I feel like I’ve gotten in over my head with ideas, projects started and now Christmas will be here in a blink of an eye. I did start shopping this week. And unfortunately, that leads to wrapping… Sometimes when you … Continue reading

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Kaleidoscope quilt ~ revealed

This one has been around a while. Here, here, and I’m sure there are other posts. Of course the Kaleidoscope block has been around forever. It is a very old block. I couldn’t find a history on it but I … Continue reading

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Say, where did you come from?

Recently I had a surge of new visitors. I can tell by my stats. So I dig around to see why. Not the usual Pinterest fried rice or the original gluten-free Puppy Chow or even the surprisingly often searched out Happy … Continue reading

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Phooey. When you say Swoon, in the quilting world, anyway, you’ll be overrun with thoughts of all the beautiful swoon-along quilt blocks that everyone is making. They are everywhere and so pretty with all the modern, well planned color schemes. … Continue reading

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From our home to yours…

I love this time of year. I love sitting on the sofa, watching the lights twinkle, listening to Christmas carols as we reminisce about all the different ornaments and Christmases past. Somewhere, around 25 years ago, I chose an ornament … Continue reading

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Merry Giftmas!!

You always know it’s going to happen. It’s just a matter of when. This is that year. When every thing having to do with Christmas will be different. For starters we will celebrate most of them away from home. Once … Continue reading

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I sure do like those Christmas cookies, sugar…

I have to admit these are not my homemade Christmas cookies. They were fresh-baked at my house. Does that count for something? Anything? Sometimes it just feels easier to create a whole new recipe, as opposed to altering a family … Continue reading

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