Monthly Archives: October 2013

How I Eat Cornbread

I love cornbread.  I Really Love cornbread.  Luckily for me my husband doesn’t.  I eat his share.  He likes some kinds of cornbread, like the kind that tastes like a yellow cake with a few a small bits corn meal … Continue reading

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Feeling Fine with Flannel and Days for Girls!

Today I had a few minutes to wait as the handouts for class tomorrow were being copied, so I went to a local fabric store to see what I could find for our Days for Girls projects.  Flannel was 50-70% … Continue reading

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Autumn Apple Cake

I love my neighbors.  Last fall, after one long tiring day, my neighbor, Pam brought over a PERFECT apple cake.  How did she know I was tired?  She just knew.  I am surrounded by friends like Pam.  When there are needs, … Continue reading

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A Fun Family History Assignment

Make a list of at least 5 items you have in your home that are important to you –items that only you know the stories behind. This week take a photo of these items and write a paragraph about each … Continue reading

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Ron Rieske’s Funeral and Capturing Stories

It’s been a Beautiful Fall Day.  We honored and remembered our neighbor and friend, Farmer Ron.  When we moved into the neighborhood 20 years ago, I was excited to be living across the street from a fruit grower (having grown … Continue reading

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Picking up Walnuts

Our driveway was lined with huge walnut trees. Maybe a dozen of them. Grandma had a lot of walnut trees at her house too, at least a dozen more. They provided shade in the summer for our driveways and yards, … Continue reading

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“What’s wrong with you?” he asked.

This afternoon I decided to tackle a few jobs that needed attention. But first I put some corn bread in the oven and had some ham hock and bean soup. Then I dealt with all the ripe garden tomatoes on … Continue reading

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Pivotal Decisions, looking back

Today is a Red Letter day for me. Thirty-two years ago today I said goodbye to life as I knew it and I set off on a Grand Adventure. Do you ever look back from where you are and re-trace … Continue reading

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Happy Columbus Day!

Once Columbus was invited to a banquet where he was assigned the most honorable place at the table and served with the ceremonials which were observed towards sovereigns. A shallow courtier present, who was meanly jealous of him, abruptly asked … Continue reading

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A storm is blowing in, time to get under a Fall Quilt!

Here’s another Fall quilt I made for our bed at the cabin.  It’s a pattern called Turning Leaves from a Quiltmaker Magazine (October 2002).  I adapted the pattern a bit and made it king-sized.  It reminds me of a big … Continue reading

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