A Two-Fold Treasure!

It was the next-to-the-last stop on our whirlwind try-to-see-as-much-family-as-possible vacation. We were at my mom’s and in the process of saying good-bye. I say “process” because saying good-bye is always hard so sometimes it can take awhile. Mom had asked if there was anything of hers that I especially wanted. Nothing specific came to mind. Then Read More

What is Christmas All About Anyway?

Every year in December, our church choir performs a Christmas Cantata. The music is always beautiful, reverent, uplifting, and a joy to hear. This year’s cantata really struck a chord with me. (No pun intended.) It is titled, “The Greatest Story Ever Told” by Dennis and Nan Allen. It has the usual narration about how Joseph and Read More

Make Your Holiday Meal Less Stressful – Prepare The Leftovers First!

A few years ago,  shortly before Thanksgiving time here in the U.S.,  I was trying to figure out how to prepare a Thanksgiving meal where I wasn’t stuck in the kitchen all day.  I really wanted to be able to enjoy time with our children and grandchildren and not be constantly running back and forth to the kitchen to prep or cook Read More

Snow and Quilting – Can this day get any better?

The last weather report I’d heard said we might get some snow flurries Friday night into Saturday.  I thought, “Yay! I love to see any snow falling! Maybe we’ll get at least a dusting.” Well, when this South Florida born and raised gal woke up this morning, and looked out the window, this is what Read More

The Best Pumpkin Pie Ever! Seriously!

I am not kidding you! Once you taste this silky, warm, and spicy pie with its tender and flakey crust, you’ll NEVER type “Pumpkin pie recipe” into your search engine again! I love making homemade desserts and I’d been trying and trying to find the perfect pie crust recipe. I’d see one in a magazine and try Read More

Tips and Tools – Backwards is Better

Tips and Tools – Backwards is Better Posted on October 31, 2017 by lookoutmountainquilter Let’s face it, cutting fabric is a time consuming, tedious, and yet necessary job. Now, I know that there are numerous precuts on the market in various shapes and sizes, but, sometimes those just won’t work for the pattern I’ve chosen. Read More

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Tips And Tools Tuesday – Make It An Autograph

Is there a special person that you would like to honor? Or an occasion that you would like to commemorate? Perhaps you have a family reunion coming up. Maybe it’s a gift for a baby shower or a new bride. An autograph quilt is a great way to record family history, genealogy, or special memories for the Read More

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Tips and Tools Tuesday – A Different Kind of “Batting”

Thirty-nine years ago, I married a wonderful man, Rick. Becoming part of another family meant that I was introduced to many things I’d not known growing up. New traditions. New recipes. My siblings were all girls. Rick’s siblings were all boys.  I now had brothers!  Among all of the “new” things I was learning about my new family, was the tradition of Read More

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Tips And Tools Tuesday – I HATE MAKING THIS BLOCK!!!!!

So, it was about 19 years ago, I’d successfully made two quilts and now I wanted to make a special one for my husband, Rick. I bought several books, searching the pages for just the right one. At last, I found the perfect pattern!

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Blogger’s Quilt Festival – Mystery Quilt Entry #2

  This quilt is the second entry I’ve submitted to the Blogger’s Quilt Festival organized by Amy Ellis. Visit Amy’s website amyscreativeside.com for details on how you can submit a photo of your quilt and enter to win prizes. You will be delightfully amazed at all of the beautiful quilts that have been entered in Read More