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Pots and Pins
Northwest United States
Family, Food, Friends and 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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You've heard me whine about my dual-fuel Jenn-Air range for six years...the gas stove always worked but the electric oven would die on a regular basis - wouldn't hold a... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Pots and Pins
This is why I love quilt group projects... Everyone makes blocks, I make 2 or 3 or 8, and in no time (in quilting speak, "no time" means anything from... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Pots and Pins
I don't think my 91 year old friend would object to me calling her vintage - after all, she is 91 and she has seen and lived through the most... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2015 at Pots and Pins
For the first time in many months, all but one of us made it to our monthly meeting and it was SO great to see everyone - we had to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2015 at Pots and Pins
Hi Lisa! Wow, that iron cozy thing was a while ago! I forget that once something is out there it stays out there! Im glad you found me and thanks for your sweet comment! The mister doing 5 weeks of laundry...hahahahahaha, as if! xo, Nan To:
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Another Halloween is upon us at The Slaughterhouse - and it's all tickles and giggles till it ain't. Alas, along with the merriment there is also much work...setting up headstones... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2015 at Pots and Pins
It's actually good. No kidding. Kind of refreshing, too, and since pumpkin is a super-food, Pumpkin Juice can be considered healthy and good for you! It's my new Fall drink...served... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2015 at Pots and Pins
I haven't cried in a very long time, oh sure, I've teared up, and I've fought the urge to bawl like a leetle girl, after all, I am married to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2015 at Pots and Pins
Before we met for our regular quilt group meeting, we had ourselves a little sew day up at Barbara's cabin. We've been to the cabin before to sew, but it's... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2015 at Pots and Pins
For all of you Hawk-eyes out there who asked about our Seahawk Dinner Plates...they're really faux-hawks! And you can make your own Seahawk plates, or use your favorite teams logo... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2015 at Pots and Pins
The Seahawks home opener is tomorrow...a High Holy day at the Slaughterhouse foh-sho! And so we have pulled out all the stops in the hopes that 1. The Seahawks can... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2015 at Pots and Pins
Baby Rylee is my niece Gabby's new baby girl - and she's a sweetheart! I finally got to meet her when I was in Utah last week - she is... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2015 at Pots and Pins
Hi Sandra! Im so glad you noticed that block - its a beauty! My friend Jenny made it, and I loved it so much I had already asked her about it, this is what she said, Its called American Spirit and is block 970 in the Quiltmakers 100 Blocks, Volume 10 magazine. It was designed by Cheryl Ann Edholm. Wouldnt a quilt made up entirely of that block be wonderful?!? I just need another 24 hours in a day and I might get time to do it! Thanks for reading and thanks for your nice comment!!! xo, Nan To:
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It's corn season...time to shuck and nibble! We love corn every which way, on the cob and off, roasted, grilled, boiled, microwaved...slathered in butter there is nothing better. But my... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2015 at Pots and Pins
In case you hadn't noticed, there has not been a lot of quilting going on lately around these parts. It's just been too hot to work on a quilt. But... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2015 at Pots and Pins
Thanks for your nice comment - and thanks for letting me know about VANCOUVER Island...I was tipped off by several Canadians and quickly corrected my mistake! Victoria is SO pretty that it really should have the island named after itself!! I am going to follow your lead and only make Nanaimo bars for special occasions...they are just too good and I cant leave them alone! Im still on a Canada High...loved, loved, loved our trip! xo, Nan To:
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Definitely keep Victoria on your list - its worth it! Thanks for asking me about the graham crackers, I hopefully clarified my instructions! You can order Birds Custard from Amazon and Im pretty sure youll find it somewhere in Provo - you have everything there!! Have a great day! xo, Nan To:
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Hi Christine! Thank you SO very much for letting me know about my mistake! I did think it was called Victoria Island! What can I say, Im an Accidental Tourist at best! We stayed at the Humboldt House BB and learned it is for sale and we spent the entire drive home talking about buying it because we loved Victoria so very much!! Alas, we decided owning a BB was not in our future, but returning to Victoria hopefully will be! Thanks again for your comment - hope youre enjoying this great weather!! xo, Nan To:
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If you've never had a Nanaimo Bar, you are missing out on one of life's greatest delights, and a few hundred calories, but those calories are totally worth eating. The... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2015 at Pots and Pins
Lest you think I spend all of my time in this forum slamming the mister, let me just say right up front, this post will not contain ONE negative word... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2015 at Pots and Pins
The mister was telling me all about his aches and pains, an every day conversation, where he covers everything from his big toe, which hurts him when he walks, to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2015 at Pots and Pins
Hi Danna! Happy to try to help you! Send me an email at and Ill try to help! A queen size bed (mattress) is 60 x 80-inches, so do you want the quilt to just cover the top of the bed or do you want it to have a drop and if so, how big of a drop? Ten inches per side? Thats about normal, which would make your quilt 80 x 100-inches - pretty darn big! Think about the size of your block and how much of a drop on the side of the bed you want to have, then it will be easier to determine how much fabric to buy! Nan To:
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Hi Linne! Thank you so very much for your sweet note - its always great to learn a new way to do things! I will be trying your tried and true secret in my quick breads soon! Hope you are enjoying this summer - weve had so much sun and warm weather that Im really looking forward to fall...but not just yet! xo, Nan To:
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We've just had the best week of our Summer 2015 - it started with Anthony Bourdain and ended with the Blue Angels. I suppose you could say we went from... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2015 at Pots and Pins
I'm baaaaack! It's been a very long dry spell around here - this is the longest I've gone without a post in 8 years of blogging!!! It wasn't by choice... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2015 at Pots and Pins