Monthly Archives: August 2009

New/Old Waffle Iron

After attending the Bonnie Hunter quilting workshop in Indy on Friday, August 14, I drove over to Illinois to visit my daughter. She was recently married (Have I mentioned the Double Wedding Ring quilt? I really should post that.), and … Continue reading

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Quilt Workshop with Bonnie Hunter

Over the weekend, I drove 420 miles to Indianapolis to attend a trunkshow and workshop by Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville fame. I stayed Thursday evening at my sister-in-law’s house near Indy and she graciously drove us from her house to … Continue reading

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Autumn Trails

I just finished this little quilt about a week ago. It is from a pattern by Lori Smith . I bought the pattern in a great quilt shop in Paris, IL, Lori’s Pins and Needles while visiting my daughter last … Continue reading

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I cannot resist posting pictures of flowers……..

Queen Anne’s Lace Wild Sunflower Unidentified Red/Orange Day Lily Double Orange/Gold Day Lily

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Harbingers of Fall

Ripening black berries

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Let’s Have Lemon Pepper Crusted Tilapia and Roasted Veggies for Dinner:

First prepare the topping for the tilapia. For two 7 ounce filets combine two tablespoons bread crumbs, two tablespoons grated parmesan cheese, zest of one-half a lemon, salt, lots of freshly ground pepper, parsley, one clove garlic minced, and one … Continue reading

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Spinach, goat cheese, basil, and tomato pizza.

Ready for the oven. If memory serves me correctly, the original recipe came from Martha Stewarts “Everyday Food” magazine. The original used a pre-baked crust, but lately I have been making homemade crust. Close-up: Baked: Steaming hot with a dusting … Continue reading

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I have been doing a little longarm machine quilting the last couple of days. I am trying to complete the quilting on this top made by my daughter who I will visit next weekend.

I wonder why I thougt to use the traditional “clam shell” quilting pattern. And, of course, a few feathers thrown in just because. A few feathers……….. a few clamshells, and before you know it, the whole thing is done.

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Sometimes I encounter fauna as well as flora on my photographic expeditions:

Butterfly Frog Chipmunk Snake

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From my walks these first few days of August:

Coneflower Fungi Orange Fungi Gnarled Tree Trail Through the Woods ‘Tis the Season for Goldenrod and Hayfever Brass Colored Berries Indian Pipes Close-Up This plant is completely white and does not contain or generate chlorophyl. Instead, it is a parasite … Continue reading

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