Color Value in a Quilt

Understanding Color Value in a Quilt

Psst. Grab a beverage and take a break. This post is longer than most, but I think you will enjoy it If you are around me much you may notice that I’ve been chattering on and on about quilting. Blame it on QuiltCon. When I took a class on finding Color Value in a Quilt with…

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Easy Vegetables that anyone can grow

Easy Vegetables that Anyone Can Grow

Thinking about planting a small garden this year? I have a few suggestions for Easy Vegetables that Anyone Can Grow. These vegetables are ideal for beginners. As in, "I've never grown a darn thing in my entire life, but now I want to grow vegetables." If that's you, then follow my suggestions because I've put together a list of Easy Vegetable that Anyone Can Grow. And, I mean anyone! Success ...

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How to Let Out the Waistband on Jeans

How to Let Out a Waistband on Jeans

Do you own a pair of jeans that are a little snug through the waist? Me too! Worry not, my friends, because today I'm going to show you How to Let Out a Waistband on Jeans. This is so easy I almost feel like it doesn't need any words because photos will do the trick. While this method isn't polished, it is very effective. And, it only takes a few minutes. I don't know about you, but ...

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Tips for Better Easter Photos

5 Tips and Ideas for Better Easter Pictures

I can clearly remember one Easter picture from my childhood. My sister and I are sitting on my grandmother's sofa in our Easter dresses, including hats and gloves.   I think we may have even been holding up Easter eggs from our basket.  Not a very inspiring picture. I'm happy to say that taking Easter pictures can really be easy and fun.  You don't need fancy equipment {although, it is nice if ...

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spring cleaning tips

Spring Cleaning Tips

By now I'm assuming that you have completed the Clean Up the Clutter Challenge. So now it's time to tackle some Spring Cleaning and I have a few Spring Cleaning Tips to share. Keep in mind, I am not going to give you a thorough list that will take you until the end of summer to complete. This is more of a weekend project that will get help you clean up a few areas that might have been neglected ...

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St. Patrick's Day Recipes

30 Irish Recipes for Every Meal of the Day

St. Patrick's Day is such a fun way to celebrate all things Irish ~ even if you aren't Irish. I've compiled a collection of 30 Irish Recipes for Every Meal of the Day. In case you're wondering why I took the time to compile this roundup, I love the story of St. Patrick. His life as a slave, his Christian conversion while in captivity, and then his return to Ireland to share Christianity with ...

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Gluten-Free Chicken & Dumplings

Gluten-Free Chicken & Dumplings

This past week we had what I am referring to as No-Snow-pocolypse. Translated: We were promised snow and ice. Weather forecasts aren't perfect and we had a cold sunny day. Since this was likely our last week of soup-worthy weather I decided to whip up Chicken & Dumplings ~ sort of, as a farewell to winter. {or what passes for winter in Texas} So a few words about Chicken & ...

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Baby Doll Basket

Baby Doll Basket & Binding

You many remember back in January I mentioned that I was in Florida for a week. I was traveling there to meet up with my daughter B and her family who were escaping the Newfoundland winter. Because we were all traveling by plane it makes bringing gifts for my granddaughter difficult. It's not like I can put a toddler bike in my suitcase. What's a grandmother to do? That's when I remember seeing ...

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Project Parade Linky Party

Project Parade #33

Welcome to Project Parade #33 If you are a blogger and have a project you want to share then link up here and your project will be seen across 8 blogs! And, each week we will be featuring an early bird blogger. The party starts at 1o pm (eastern) so link up early and you could be our featured blogger of the week.   This Silly Girl's Life Life with the ...

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How to Start a Vegetable Garden

How to Start a Vegetable Garden

So, you've been reading more and more about how nice it is to have a small vegetable garden, but you don't know where to start. Well, I am going to break that down for you and easily show you How to Start a Vegetable Garden. The first thing you need to know is anyone can have a green thumb. It's really all about paying attention to the plants in the garden. There's an old saying, "The best ...

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QuiltCon Modern Quilting Convention

QuiltCon 2015

Sewing, crafting, and modern quilts all in one place. That would describe QuiltCon 2015. What is QuiltCon? It is a quilt show that focuses on Modern Quilts. Like most quilt shows, quilters send in their best work and then these pieces are judged by a panel of experts. There are several categories within the modern quilting genre and prizes are awarded. Modern quilters tend to see things ...

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