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Scrap #2

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We continued our scrap adventure with this top. 0811161948

This  is one of my favorite tops of our scrap series.  Yes, we are being artistic and working in a series!

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November 23, 2016 at 10:14 pm

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When friends give you scraps

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This quilt top started Mom Mom and my obsession with scrap quilts. Claudia (Birdies Mom) and Nancy taught a workshop for this design. I missed Dad cutting fabric for Mom for this quilt. Only Mom, or my friend Judy,would make a king size quilt out of 6 inch blocks.0811161907a

Scraps are like gold to quilters. Yes, we love to take large pieces of fabric, cut them into small pieces, then sew them back into big pieces. Its even better to take the leftover pieces and sew them together.

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November 22, 2016 at 10:08 pm

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Not a habit yet…

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Mom  mom and I are still sewing up a storm.  She started this quilt while teaching a neighbor at Calvary Homes to quilt.  This is our latest finish.img_1686-1

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November 21, 2016 at 10:22 pm

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I’mThankful

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A few years ago, you wrote a daily entry for a month about things you which you were thankful. That might be a good way for me to resurrect our blog.  In addition, I read an article that reported that writing about things that made you happy increased your happiness. (Who would have guessed?)

So today I’m thankful that my daughter started a blog that allowed me to write happy things.

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November 20, 2016 at 9:11 pm

We ALL finished our UFO’s

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My Tuesday sewing group is participating in a challenge to complete an unfinished project, Quilter’s terms a UFO. WE ALL DID!!!!

Here they are.  (WordPress did something fancy to the pictures.)

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March 1, 2016 at 9:06 pm

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U(n) F(inished) O(bject)Challenge

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My quilting group that meets Tuesdays at Judy’s house is doing a ufo challenge this year.We are choosing 6 items we want to complete this year.  Every two months we reveal a complete ufo. To make it exciting, we are each putting 12 dollars into a pot.  Each time we comlete a project we receive one dollar back. At the end of the year we will draw for the remaining money in the pot.

Here are my projects:

I am happy to be so encouraged to complete some well “aged projects” that I still really like.

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January 4, 2016 at 8:04 pm

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My new favorite appetizer

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I’m trying to get back in the blog habit.  So many things happened this past year that aren’t documented because I didn’t blog.  I’m hoping I will be a diligent blogger in 2016. I’m starting with my favorite new appetizer recipe.  Enjoy.
Cranberry Salsa Dip with Cream Cheese Recipe:
Recipe Type: AppetizerCranberriesDips and SpreadsChile Peppers
Yields: 1 1/2 cups
Prep time: 20 min

Ingredients:
1 (12-ounce bag) or 3 cups fresh cranberries, rinsed and drained
1/4 cup minced green onions
2 small (approximately 2 tablespoons) jalapeno chile peppers, cored, seeded, and minced
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves, minced
2 tablespoons finely-grated fresh ginger
2 tablespoons fresh-squeezed lemon juice
2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese
Cranberries and/or cilantro sprigs for garnish

Preparation:
Rinse, drain, and pick over cranberries, (discarding all that are soft or bruised).
Place the cranberries in a food processor; pulse until finely chopped but not mushy.
Place chopped cranberries in a bowl; mix together with onions, jalapeno peppers, sugar, cilantro leaves, ginger, and lemon juice.
Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 4 hours so flavors develop (salsa will be too sharp and tart to begin with).
On a serving plate, place cream cheese; cover with the dip. Garnish, if desired, and served with crackers.
Makes 1 1/2 cups.

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December 31, 2015 at 4:40 pm

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