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Welcome to my mountain studio

You might have read here on the blog or on my Facebook page that my husband and I bought a cabin in the mountains two years ago. It was a long-cherished dream of ours to own a mountain retreat and future retirement property and we searched for

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Empty nest

Do you remember a few weeks ago I posted a photo of the surprise I found on top of the wreath on our front door? A closer look…. Five pretty light green eggs. The momma and papa birds tended those eggs faithfully for a couple of weeks.

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Enjoying simple things

It’s been a good week. The retreat at Scrap and Sew last week was energizing and my creativity mojo has been in high gear since then. Our visit here at home with Sue and Herb Hausmann this past week was wonderful, too. They are such terrific folks, and

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What an A-W-E-S-O-M-E retreat!

If you weren’t at the first annual Scrap and Sew Retreat in Tampa, FL this past Thursday – Saturday, you missed it. I mean, you really missed out. It was so much fun. And informative. Educational. Creative. Inspirational. Exciting. Oh, and did I mention, FUN? I think

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Today is the day

Everything is ready. Sue and Herb have arrived. Machines are set up and ready to roll. It’s time for a RETREAT! Drop by on Friday for a retreat recap. See you then!

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The phrase of the day is…..

“Its almost not raining.” I said that in the car yesterday and it seemed funny at the time. I don’t know. Maybe it was one of those “you had to be there” moments. I realize the rainy season in Florida begins in June, however, enough already. Rain

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Let’s talk turkey……or, NOT

For those of you out in blog land who celebrate the American tradition of Thanksgiving, I hope you all had a wonderful day and that you enjoyed a delicious meal surrounded by your family and friends. We were blessed to have my brother and his wife, Bob

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Be ye thankful

Can you almost smell them? With the help of my little chef, Andrew (who did all the pie crimping himself), our pies are perfect and waiting to be served tomorrow after a bountiful, traditional Thanksgiving meal. My brother and sister-in-law arrived this afternoon along with my folks, and a

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The best guests

We hosted some of our favorite people here at home over the weekend, Herb and Sue Hausmann. Of course, we think they are both terrific simply for who they are — sincerely good people and simply great friends — but during their visit this time, we got a bonus! Ever since

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Let me introduce you to….

Carolyn Archer Longarm quilter extraordinaire of Ohio Star Quilting Carolyn and I have been great friends for many years and she is one of the most fun and dearest people I know. She is also amazingly talented! She machine quilted some of the quilts for my first book,

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About Birgit

Wherever I go, I am asked about the exquisite machine quilting on my quilts. I’m happy to share with you that most of my quilts have been expertly quilted by the internationally award winning quilt artist, Birgit Schüller! Read more