recipe recipes

Have your Applesauce and CAN it too!

Home made applesauce! I love the fall!   Anyone else remember cooking with Mom or maybe Grandma in the kitchen as a child? Of course. So many of us cook/bake BECAUSE we are trying to recreate or capture that feeling, that taste of comfort, of home, of a good meal enveloping us like a warm homey hug. Too much? Sorry. My Grandma Taylor in her kitchen. I get my knife skills from her. Today I attempted my very first Canning Adventure. Now, growing up we weren’t rich. My parents had…

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free motion quilt Janome strip quilt

One Day Wonderwoman Quilt

A very good friend of mine recently turned 40, and so of course, I knew exactly what to get her.  Wonder Woman is a shared hero of ours, and when I found this Wonder Woman fabric in Lens Mills, (despite the crazy high price) I decided WHAT THE HECK you only turn 40 once!!! I already had the perfect navy blue with white stars fabric kicking around, and added some bright red & gold cotton solids from my stash. So here is the trick for making A Quilt in a…

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touring

Travelling!

Nothing like coming home after a nice trip to really appreciate the things you have. The Limeybirds always get their man. I used to travel for a living, touring all over the US & Canada as a musical theatre performer – living out of hotels, motels, RVs and staying with friends. It was the best of times, it was….well, pretty awesome actually. 🙂 Ernest Hemingway’s home in Key West Jackson Sq in New Orleans Sunset at Tarpon Lodge, Bokeelia, FL My favourite mode of transportation when in Pine Island, FL…

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sewing

Rainbow Starflower Quilt

Back in 2010, when I had just discovered the amazing Blogging world; I stumbled upon all these wonderful Quilting Blogs. Several I read daily, some I read weekly. But one has helped me with detailed and patient tutorials….  and that site is Ellison Lane, by Jennifer Mathis. As a beginner; her tutorials are so clearly written, and easy to understand, I was inspired and encouraged.  And THIS block, in particular, caught my attention. I love bright colours. I love rainbows, I love stars. I love it all!! And so I…

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