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Mini Booty Swap arrival

My swap package arrived yesterday filled with goodies from Kate in Australia.

The tea towel is just lovely with the tiny embroidery stitches and the mini quilt speaks for it self, beautiful. I just love the cherries. I also got a little quilt hanger. Plus 2 chocolate bars and no matter where the chocolate is from, little boys knows what chocolate is. This is the only picture of the chocolate. 😉

Thank you so much, Kate.

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Tea towel

When we moved into our apt Mom sent me 2 plain blue kitchen towels. I thought they would look much better applique’d. I haven’t decided what to put on the other one. Flowers? Patriotic? Food? I’ll show you once I decide. Oh the flipflop pattern I used is a Pat Sloan free pattern.

Happy quilting!

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My friend

Betsy showed us her friend recently. Betsy’s friend is very straight. My friend on the other hand is a little crooked. I have a friend that looks like Betsy’s but I find my crooked friend is much easier to use.  This is actually the second friend I’ve had that looks like this, the first one I lost in the move to NM. Now I don’t recommend surgery as they are used to remove sutures so you can get a pair of these but the next time you are at the dr, ask the nurse if they have a pair you can have. They are disposable after all and if you purchase a pair at the drug store it will cost you approximately $15, free is so much better.

Happy quilting!

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Southern style

The other day Hubbykins requested “country food.” Well, I fixed him right up. Fried chicken, potatoe salad and fresh corn. Oh my it was so good I just had to make everyone’s mouth water. 😀 No I don’t normally do the cooking and tomorrow Hubbykins has already said we were having hot dogs.

Happy quilting!

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Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May (May 25 in 2009). Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. men and women who died while in the military service. First enacted to honor Union soldiers of the American Civil War (it is celebrated near the day of reunification after the civil war), it was expanded after World War I to include American casualties of any war or military action.

Some Americans view Memorial Day as the unofficial beginning of summer and Labor Day as the unofficial end of the season (with the 4th of July as the very hot middle). In the Northern United States, it is the traditional weekend in which people reopen pools that had been covered for the winter.

In addition to national observances, many individual communities hold memorial observance for fallen soldiers who were from that town by having a ceremony in a church or town memorial park. It is common for fire and police departments to remember and honor members lost in the line of duty. Towns often hold a Memorial Day parade in honor of such residents.

The Vietnam traveling wall is at Ft. Campbell this weekend and we hope to get to see the wall. I hope each of you enjoy your holiday.

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Cottage blocks

Sunday I printed out the instuctions for the cottage blocks. I went Saturday in search of the perfect fabric to make my July cottages. Obviously the fabric designers did not take a look into my mind as I didn’t find the perfect July fabric but I did find some I will be happy with. I just hope the other cottage makers will be happy also.

I made a test block and I don’t like it. I do intend to add up hills to it but by the time I got this point my was entirely too friendly with my seam ripper. Nasty little gadget! I do think the actual blocks for the swap will go much better but I do think it will take me from now until July 1st. 😉 I will show the swap block after everyone receives it.

Happy quilting!

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Shoes

Greg needed some house slippers. 😉 I will be making more in different colors. Happy hooking!

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Wordless Wednesday

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Cupcakes

I made these Oreo Mint cupcakes because everyone loves cupcakes. According to Nikolas you have to take the cookie off the top of the cupcake first and eat that. Then one of your parents must remove the paper cup from the cupcake, tear in half and then eat. 😉 He ate everyone like that. Head on over to Megan’s Munchies for great easy recipes.

I also made the Banana Toffee cupcakes but they went so fast I didn’t get a photo.

Happy baking!

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Kitchen Theme swap final

My swap partner posted that she received the mini quilt and towel. I thought they turned out pretty good. I have one more swap to complete and then I must get busy doing some of my quilting projects. I love the swaps but I seem to put my projects on the back burner to meet the deadline.

Happy quilting!

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