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Hot Pad of the Month–August Bluebird

We broke a record here yesterday.  Largest number of days above 90 degrees in one year.  We’re up to 25, and we normally average 13.  We’re also socked in by smoke from the wildfires everywhere.  Mt. Hood is obscured and we’re feeling some not-fun effects from breathing it.  This summer has been crazy, and to…

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Fabric Bunting with One-Piece Triangles

Remember last year when I lost my mind and agreed to do my first craft show with only 12 days to prepare?  You can read all about it here.  Well, I think it was a little like having a baby.  The moment it was over I thought “Whew, that was hard.  I don’t think I…

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Hot Pad of the Month–July Pineapple

My husband and I will be celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary next summer, and we decided a long time ago that we would go on a cruise to celebrate.  Since we’re about a year away, we’ve been doing some shopping, and the locations we’re considering have me in a VERY tropical mood.  As luck would…

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Craft Room Curtain Panels

Did you get a chance to see my newly-completed craft room?  If not, check it out here.  I can’t even tell you how much I love it!  I do want to clarify one point.  I often call this my sewing room (or craft room, studio, workroom, etc.), and all of my sewing prep and some…

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My Sewing Room is Finished!

Oh boy, do I have something to show to you today. When my husband and I were newlyweds, I didn’t have many craft or sewing supplies.  What I did have fit in a box, and that was stuffed in a closet somewhere.  Sometime after we bought our first house, I progressed to a stack of…

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Hot Pad of the Month–June Bear Paw

I wanted to get this month’s hot pad to you before Father’s Day, because I made this one with the guys in mind.  They might not be the obvious recipients of something like this, but it’s definitely something they can use.  It can sit on a desk for their coffee mug – if they’re anything…

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Be Our Guest Lamp

Our daughter got married last year.  That left us with an extra room in our house and all that talk of “someday, when we have a guest room…” finally meant something.  Ironically, the most common guest would likely be that same daughter.  However, since there may be others sprinkled in, we decided not to leave…