Monthly Archives: December 2011

Satin flowers

My latest Etsy listings have been for satin flowers.  I have looked at pictures of satin flowers and wondered how they were made, but this is the first time I have tried to make one.  The first two that I made … Continue reading

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The latest from Country By Design

All of the duffel bags and totes I have made, except the pencil-case, were made or adapted from a pattern that I bought.  Last night, I designed and made this satin clutch from some fabric in my stash.  I quilted … Continue reading

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Cranberry cookies and tote bags

I love cranberry nut bread, but wanted to make cookies, so I went online to see if I could find a cookie recipe that used lots of fresh cranberries.  I found this recipe at allrecipes.com.  Sounded good. I added the zest … Continue reading

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Last Christmas duffel bag

  Here’s the latest and last duffel bag that I am making for Christmas.  I made a few changes in this one, too.  The handles are longer and the top fabric matches the binding on the pockets.   The biggest … Continue reading

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Cooking and sewing

I did more cooking today than anything else.  Did wash a couple of loads of clothes, and water the downstairs plants.  I need to take a photo of my Christmas cactus.  It started blooming this week. I made another apple … Continue reading

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New duffel bag

Last night I tweaked my duffel bag pattern, but I’m not sure I improved it.  I thought stitching the end seams to the outside would make it look neater, but now I’m not sure.  What do you think? I stitched … Continue reading

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Cranberry-Walnut Braid

Post by: Holly – Hodgson Mill Blogger Looking for great-tasting holiday bread that will wow your family and friends and make them think you’re a rock star in the kitchen? Present this beautiful braided loaf at your next meal and be…

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Life Changes (Flash Poem)

It is hard to not be afraid of change.

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Paying for Senior Care? Flexible Savings Account May Help You Save on Taxes

Originally posted on OurParents:
If you pay for an aging parent’s care, you may be eligible for some tax-saving options, Forbes reports. For example, consider a son whose mother lives with him: If his employer offers one, the son could…

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Home remedies that work

The November 2011 issue of the AARP bulletin has an article about home remedies that work on page 14.  According to Candy Sagon, the author of the article, try these before you run to the pharmacy. One spoonful of honey … Continue reading

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