Summer’s Almost Over

Well, depending on how you look at it, either (1) Summer ended 9/1/2014; or (2) Fall will begin 9/21/2014.  Temperatures are beginning to get cooler overnight and daytime temperatures are no longer in the heat-wave zone.

Editorial Note:  I know I haven’t blogged much – ok, not at all, but Summer’s been busy.  I promise to do better – or at least to try.

One thing that has been keeping me busy has been our garden.  We don’t have a large garden patch.  What we’ve had was a small sunny spot by the shed in the back yard and several other plants scattered in the front yard flower gardens.

We won’t talk about the tomato plants that were in containers on the front porch.  It seems before the tomatoes matured they began rotting.  Will have to research that before next year.

What we’ve had an abundance of, has been Yellow & Zucchini Squash-

It started in July -

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Sharing a Call for Quilt Donations

On her blog post – Quilts for the South–Calling All Quilters! – Bonnie Hunter shared an email she received from Janice Grimes, the coordinator for Quilts of Compassion.


Plans have been finalized for the deployments of the Disaster Response Team & QUILTERS, your help is NEEDED!!!

The first team will deploy 5/26 – 6/2 and the second team will deploy 6/22 – 6/27.

Help is needed from the incredibly generous quilting community to “Bring Hope & Encouragement to the Hurting” in these communities. The estimated need is a minimum of 1500 quilts for the 2 deployments.

Please share with all your friends, quilt guilds and quilt shops to let them know about this need and the mission of this organization. They are accepting quilts of all sizes for men, women, children and infants.  They may be quilted or tied.

The goal is to receive 1500+ quilts in the next 3-6 weeks!!!

Click Here to read Bonnie’s Blog for more about this project, contact information and where to send your finished quilts.

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Friday Finds–5/9/2014

I took a break last week for Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Volume 9 Blog Tour, but today I’m back sharing some interesting projects from the Internet.

One Block Quilt Video – Using some quick strip piecing and “unusual” stitching, these quilts actually only have one basic block, but make some very interesting patterns! See the FREE Video – Hot Cross Stars Quilt by Kathy Seal on the Free Quilt Pattern’s Website.

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Finally! Spring 2014!!

Temperatures are slowly climbing.  Plants are finally popping out and decorating the yard.  This past winter was rough on some of our plants, but hopefully they will return better next year.

Just wanted to share a few pictures.

The Pompas Grass has been cut back and there are signs of green coming through.  By the time the Pompas Grass is bigger, the Paper Whites will be finished.

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Tuesday Tips–5/6/2014

Because of the Blog Tour last week, we took a break from our normal Tuesday Tips. 

Before the Tips, a PSA (Public Service Announcement):

Don’t Do This – Here is an article everyone who absentmindedly holds pins in their mouth should read.

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