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Pots and Pins
Northwest United States
Family, Food, Friends and Quilts...it just doesn't get any better than that!
Interests: knitting, gardening, watching movies, reading, painting, sewing, antiques, baking, eating, shopping! hanging out with family and friends, and did i mention eating?
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I have established on numerous occasions how the mister is today's only living Caveman. I think I have actually supplied proof confirming his Caveman status that could hold up in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2018 at Pots and Pins
Thanks so much Cynthia!! This much I know, everyone would love one of YOUR quilts!!! It can be very hard to part with a quilt - it takes so long to make!! But thegiving is made easy when the receiver is excited!! Our mutual good friend was here recently, next time you should come with her! xo, Nan
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Thanks Gene - As some wise quilter once said, Finished is better than perfect - and that about sums up the way I do things! And I 100% agree with you on the criteria for success, if its used and loved then nothing else matters! Thanks for your comment - made my day! Nan
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Hi Mimi - Thanks for your kind words!! I used Hobbs 80/20 - its the only batting I use because its so soft (after being washed.) It does look a bit fluffier though in the pics, maybe its the lighting?! Hope you have a lovely day! Nan
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Hi Rachel - Thanks so much! I didnt do the quilting, I planned to but I was in a bit of a time crunch and my new fancy-schmancymachine decided to throw a fit so I had to take it to someone. I took the quilt toVicki Stratton, told her I needed it fast if possible and she said, Is tomorrow soon enough? Now thats what I call fast!! I picked the quilt up the next day, took three days to bind it (I hate binding!) and the next day it was on the plane to Perth! Small miracle Id say! xo, Nan
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Hi! You have no idea how happy your comment made me - to think there is someone else out there who quilts the same way - YES! Either were not as crazy as every other quilter thinks or misery loves company - either way its good! Thanks for your kind words! Nan
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Making a quilt for someone special is always a treat. I think about the person while I sew the pieces together, and I imagine their reaction when they see the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2018 at Pots and Pins
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Roasted Sugar, it's a real thing. It's a real good thing. If you have two hours to babysit your oven, then you need to put this on your hit parade.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2018 at Pots and Pins
Hi Liz - Thanks for the kind words! Im trying to catch up with things and get back to blogging on a regular basis but life has a way of slapping me around so I dont have time for all the things I want to do!!! Happy Easter to you!
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Life is unpredictable...one day my dad is fine and the next day, he's got cancer. Then one day he has surgery and the cancer is removed and now he is... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2018 at Pots and Pins
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The mister and I are definitely creatures of habit...we like what we like and are sometimes hard pressed to try new things, especially if the new things buck up against... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2018 at Pots and Pins
Hi Dorothy! The quilt Janet made is from a pattern by Chris Hoover for Whirligig Designs, its called My Checkered Past. If you decide to tackle it, please send us a picture when youre done and good luck! xo, Nan Sent from my iPad
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We have blue skies in Seattle!!! Birds are chirping, daffodils and tulips are poking through the dirt and the sun is shining...yet in my head I hear the old English... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2018 at Pots and Pins
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Life with the mister is never boring...though sometimes maddening...for example, recently the mister was chauffeuring me to Michael's Craft Store and we were sitting at a very busy intersection when... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2018 at Pots and Pins
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The hurrier I go the behinder I get! This sums up my life in the last few weeks...time is flying by and I'm holding on by the seat of my... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2018 at Pots and Pins
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In between Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas (all high holy days around here) I was working on a little quilt for a special little person. I had hoped to have it... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2018 at Pots and Pins
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Stuffed Frickles, as in stuffed and fried pickles...how does that grab you? What if I told you these Stuffed Frickles are filled with cream cheese, bacon, cheddar cheese and green... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2018 at Pots and Pins
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Thank you so much! I will have to tell my mom and dad what you wrote - they do look young, and they act young, too! Maybe thats their secret - to always act they age you THINK you are?!? I dont know but I sure hope Ive inherited their youth genes! I have now fired the mister as my nurse, he changed the channels on my when I was sleeping and when I woke up the Kardashians were on and the remote was nowhere to be found!!! I had to suffer through 20 minutes of them before he returned! Oh well, all is good, I can hobble now with the best of them and Im even going to venture out today - I havent been in a grocery store in over a week, surely their sales have dropped and theyve missed me! Time to get back to cookin! Happy New Year to you! xo, Nan
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Hi Donna! Thanks for the great comment - made my day! I have been swamped this last year with not a lot of posting going on but I love to be able to sit down occasionally and blog something...its the only thing Im going to leave my kids! My Blog! Hahahaha, the joke is really on them! Happy New Year to you and Happy quilting! xo, Nan
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And a Happy 8th Day of Christmas! The mister is almost ready to begin the preparations for our New Year's Day feast. He went to the store and shopped for... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2018 at Pots and Pins
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On the 3rd Day of Christmas my true love made for me...Aebleskivers! Danish little pancake balls...a tradition at Christmas time in Denmark and in our house. If you don't have... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2017 at Pots and Pins
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Oh, by gosh, by golly, it's time for mistletoe and holly! I know you'll understand when I tell you it's been pretty hectic around here, and I'll have a sleigh... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2017 at Pots and Pins
Hi Cathy! Good eye! Yes, they were paper and she had them in almost every window, they were so cute! Merry Christmas! xo, Nan Sent from my iPad
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Our annual December Quilt Group Gift Exchange is MY favorite meeting of the year...it's so fun to see what everyone brings to give! This year the gifts were top notch,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2017 at Pots and Pins
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Thanksgiving 2017 was the best one yet...family and friends sitting around talking, eating and laughing...it just doesn't get much better than that! Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2017 at Pots and Pins