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August 28, 2016

My husband always says a colorful meal is usually a healthy meal.  A friend gave us some Divine okra.  We had never heard of it.  It is 2-3 times bigger than regular okra and I fried it up like normal.  It pretty much fell apart but wow, it was very delicious. Everythi...

August 26, 2016

When I first started learning to piece quilts, I heard that if your 1/4" seam was not quite 1/4" you were ok as long as it was consistent throughout the seams of the quilt top.  While that may be true for some quilt patterns (I'm certainly not going to spend my thought...

August 19, 2016

Started a new quilt today.  I submitted a block to Quiltmaker several months ago.  Yesterday, I received the email saying my block would be in Volume 14 which goes on sale November 16th.  When I submitted the block, I also submitted a quilt design made from the block....

August 14, 2016

I have a process I use for my quilt labels.  I've tried various methods but I settled on one that seems to work best for me.  I spent some time today replacing a few labels.  A friend suggested that I either add an additional label or change the labels to include the m...

August 6, 2016

Except for being in the water, is there anything else to do on these awful hot and humid days?  I tried to run yesterday and it wasn't pretty. It was mostly cloudy with a breeze but the humidity, oh my.  I hate summer running. That pace, well, it was a lot of walking....

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