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Giveaway Winner

The winner of the hand-woven, hand-sewn zippered pouch is….. Brenda Scruggs I’ve got the pink/blue cloth and the green/tan cloth.  I can do credit card size or 10X6-inch size.  Leave me a comment with your preferences. Congratulations! And thanks for being a reader and subscriber!

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casserole dish etching

Beet Update, Giveaway Update, and Casserole Dish Etching

My dried beets tasted great (see yesterday’s post) except they were a little too tough for snacking.  I am not deterred.  I read a recipe this summer that I have been wanting to try so my beets will be a great start to the preparations.  The recipe is for a salad topping of dried and […]

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Why I Don't Garden

This is Why I Don’t Garden

I planted pansies this year thinking I might beautify my property and give it the ever so important curb appeal.  I planted them in deck baskets with coconut hair… I put them in pots. And I put them in hanging planters. A feast for the eye at many levels. My curb appeal lasted about two […]

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weaving

Weaving and a Subscriber Giveaway

I’m not ready to start a weaving cottage industry but I am having fun making zippy little purses out of the cloth I have been weaving in my class.  I am fortunate to have a weaving teacher living in my neighborhood.  Once a week I have been weaving wonderful masterpieces of cloth.  (Or at least […]

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Creamy Chicken Soup with Dill and My Artistic Contribution to the Neighborhood

Creamy Chicken Soup with Dill and My Artistic Contribution to the Neighborhood

After seeing all of my talented neighbors, I decided I wanted to get in on the creative action.  My talents, however, have always been in the performing arts – playing flute, dancing, twirling baton.  Whenever I make something with my hands, it is usually a craft and I am following someone else’s pattern or idea. […]

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Craft Day #4

Craft Day #4

I’m back.  I take a break but I always come back.  I miss my blog and my readers, so here I am.  You are probably wondering why I take breaks.  That’s a hard question to answer since I do enjoy it so much but it mostly is a time issue.  It takes me a long time […]

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Doors

Doors

I added a door knocker to my front door.  I like door knockers.  To me, they are elegant and formal.    Also, after I realized that I had become Granny from the Clampetts (see this post) I thought I better be sure that I am the Beverly Hills Granny and not the the Bug Tussle Granny.    

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One Day Tray

One Day Tray

My summer vacation is counting down and I am in full DIY mode getting everything done and crossed off my summer list.  We go back to school August 1st.  That’s next Monday.  I’ll give you a moment to let that sink in.  Only SIX days left!!!!!!! Today I made a wooden tray with my very own […]

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Ketchup and Mustard and the Ellie Mae to Granny Clampett Transference

Ketchup and Mustard and the Ellie Mae to Granny Clampett Transference

I made pickles Friday and yesterday I made some other condiments – ketchup and mustard.  A few years ago I made some ketchup and it was legendary…at least to me.  I loved it much more than commercial ketchup.  The only negative that I noticed about making and preserving ketchup is that it turned off-color pretty quickly in […]

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Traditional Bread and Butter Pickles

Traditional Bread and Butter Pickles

I made pickles for the first time this morning.  In life, I was pretty late to the pickle party only starting to eat them a few years ago.  My philosophy was why eat home canned goods with vinegar (pickle) when you can have something with sugar (jam)?  I seem to have a bit of a sweet […]

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