New Year, New Goals and A Plan

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  I know it is late January so a post on the new year may seam late but I took my time this year laying out my goals and making a workable plan. I started off 2014 with a lot of goals and although 2014 was a great year I didn’t really make all the […]

Happy Holidays!

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I can hardly believe another year is coming to a close. I hope each of you had a wonderful Christmas and were able to spend time with your loved ones. I have had a wonderful mini vacation here at home. I was able to spend time with my husband, our boys and I was able […]

4 Days Only — Shop Craftsy’s Year-End Clearance Sale

 Is your new year’s resolution to start a new craft project? Well you can get a jump start right now if you Shop Craftsy’s Year-End Clearance Sale! Starting Saturday 12/27, you can get up to 65% off ALL yarn, fabric and kits. Stock up while supplies last! Offer expires at midnight on December 30th, 2014 […]

2 Days Only — Shop Craftsy’s Mystery Markdowns

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Shop Craftsy’s Mystery Markdowns now! Enjoy special savings on popular yarn, fabric and project kits. But act fast because this limited supply won’t last! Offer expires at midnight on November 14th, 2014 at 11:59 PM MT. Shop Craftsy‘s Mystery Markdowns now for surprisingly big savings. Click to reveal yarn savings Click to reveal fabric savings […]

Christmas Nightgowns

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 What bedtime ritual is complete without lots of snuggles and a story.  Watching them yawn, rub their eyes and their little head bob just a bit as they fall asleep. It is as much a joy for the parent as the little one. It is one of the things I often miss now that my […]

Sewing 101: Getting to Know Your Sewing Machine

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When I teach the sewing 101 class for Joann’s many ladies come in with machines they have had, sometimes for years, but have been too afraid to take them out of the box. Others have taken it out, looked at it and then promptly boxed it up. When I ask why the answer is usually, […]

Homemade Rotel Tomato Recipe

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This year when planning my garden I decided that I wanted to plant a few extra plants in hopes of canning and freezing up some recipes. I haven’t had to buy canned tomatoes for several years but I was still buying canned rotel. In my mind I was going to can up or freeze enough […]

Husqvarna Viking Ruby Deluxe For Sale

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I have decided to go ahead and upgrade to a commercial machine. In order to make room I HAVE to part with my Viking Ruby Deluxe. I currently have it listed on e-bay here. I bought it new in January of 2014  as a second machine and has been used for 3 hours of embroidery […]

Peeling Tomatoes

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This summer I have had an incredible tomato harvest. I planted a mixture of tomatoes all of which were organic heirloom tomatoes. I have three rows of tomatoes with about 6 plants to a row. Normally the birds get a lot more than they have this year and I usually loose a lot to the […]

Changing the Gauge on your Canner

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When I got ready to start canning this season I knew I was going to have to do something about my current canner.  I had it tested and even though it was still reading accurately every time I use it the gauge fills with steam and becomes hard to read. At first I thought I was going […]