Monthly Archives: August 2011

Doing the run around

It was off to the dentist first thing this morning.  My insurance won’t cover a crown until January, so the dentist put some composite in it and ground off the rough edge so it wouldn’t bother me.  I was in and … Continue reading

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Country By Design quilting

Here’s the rag quilted baby blanket that I made for my great-grandson.  His birthday is Thursday.  It is made entirely of fabrics that I had in my stash, so some are repeated and some are used only once.  I tried … Continue reading

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Sunday in photos

I must be finally reaching a healing place. I went out with my camera tonight after dinner and took pictures. I’ve uploaded them to Flickr, so I’ll try to get them inserted here with the right captions. Most of my … Continue reading

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For those of you who are currently caregivers or will be someday, read The Quiet Crisis in the September 2011 issue of Reader’s Digest.  It is a good article  and has a list of helpful resources.  I know from past experience … Continue reading

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What we ate this week

I’m realizing that I haven’t been posting my cooking experiments for this week.  There haven’t been any big winners, but one does stand out.  Last night I made a Broccoli Casserole with Rice and Cheese from  It was the … Continue reading

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Preparing for cold weather

I got to do a little quilting yesterday, but not much.  It was finally cooler, in the 70s, so hubby and I headed to the woods to start cutting wood for this winter.  We heat totally with wood in a furnace … Continue reading

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Mad About Hearts rag quilt baby blanket

I finished making this custom order baby blanket this afternoon.  I could have finished it last night but I got a blister on my thumb while I was clipping the seams.  When I’m making table runners and smaller quilts, I … Continue reading

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