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Michaelanneneal
Upstate, NY
I am a happily married wife and Mama...I started this blog to share our ideas and interest with other like minded Moms.
Interests: Gardening, canning, cooking, sewing, quilting....and being outdoors.
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What a trip! WOW! You covered some serious distances! Your photos...as always, are beautiful. You have such a wonderful talent as a photographer! I think my favorite thing would be to swim in those waters...but, how COLD was that water????? I was happy to see some of your pics of Flickr! I am trying to keep up with IG, Flickr, blogs! Lol!! Its always a pleasure to see you..and glimpses of your lovely...blessed life! XO
Oh my goodness...Aneela! I stopped by here to find your tutorial on your little hanging loops for a mini quilt that I made, and saw this...I worried often about you!! Your little blog was/is a favorite stop! I had hoped you were ok..I am sorry that you have had such a bad time! As a nurse, I know that treatments can take a toll...on body and mind. Stay strong..My prayers and positive thoughts will be with you!!! Sending you a big, WARM hug...and best wishes for a MOST speedy recovery!
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Its been a while.. at comfortstitching
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Your garden is lovely...and SO productive! Traditionally, I have grown more flowers that vegetables...I don't have a great deal of space..and I JUST LOVE the fresh picked bouquets..but, this year...I feel a shift..Perhaps, it is because I have grown flowers for so many years...and I long to feel the excitement of something NEW growing...Next year, I think a change is in order. More veggies! I have to plan my space..but, with our winter..that should NOT be a problem!!! I have MONTHS to think of it! and, I'm with you! How is it September ALLREADY!!!! The older I get, the quicker the summer goes by!!!!! Thanks for another lovely post!
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on in the garden :: September 11 at SouleMama
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I had JUST finished reading this post, when the mail came...and my COPY!!! It's BEAUTIFUL!!! Another fabulous job:) Congratulations on all of your accomplishments!
Toggle Commented Sep 10, 2014 on MEND at SouleMama
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Happy Birthday you SWEET SOULE!!! Thank you for all that you do...for all that you are! I have been with you for years..You always inspire me...amaze me! Your children are growing into such beautiful young people! What a life! Thank you for sharing..I hope your day is as special as you are!!! XXXOOO
Toggle Commented Sep 9, 2014 on flower power at SouleMama
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I have NEVER listened to a podcast! SO...YOU will be my first:) CONGRATULATIONS Amy!! How wonderful:) Thanks for sharing that lovely line of fabric too:) LOVE the pencil case! I bet your kids have the cutest back to school accessories EVER!!! XO Michaelanne
Toggle Commented Sep 8, 2014 on exciting! at nanaCompany
BREATHTAKING!!! On top of the world!! You look amazing Margie! I did think to myself..."Rebecca...move a little back from the edge honey" Lol!! I do not like heights! I would love to see such a view though..Leaving one of your stones was a beautiful gesture...XO
Toggle Commented Sep 8, 2014 on hiking to preikestolen at resurrection fern
Looks like the trip of a lifetime!!! Your daughter is SO pretty! How great that she lives and works in such a beautiful place! Great for MOM to visit:))
It truly is like another world...beginnings. So amazing Margie...I think it is so interesting that all of those little patches of green can survive!
I am just thrilled that you are sharing these photos!! Everything is so entirely different..looks like a different planet! Those rock formations are mindblowing! Happy Birthday to your sweet girl...I cannot imagine how you cooked up that FEAST! You are such an amazing...inspiring woman! Your children are blessed...
Toggle Commented Aug 26, 2014 on vik at resurrection fern
AMAZING scenery! It looks so primitive...The tapestry in the church is so beautiful..Oh! What a trip Margie!!!!! I am so happy that you are sharing so many lovely photos! Love the waterfalls...and the horses! Just...ALL OF IT! Some of the scenery looks a little like I imagine Ireland might look..so lush and green..I love all of them..
SO happy to see you here! Your children are ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS! Anne is stunning....the little ones are so precious! Surrounded by beauty:) The little apples did not fall far from the tree!!! I cant wait to see all of your projects..You are one of the most INSPIRATIONAL quilters EVER. I found it interesting that you rarely get through a project loving it the WHOLE journey. I cannot imagine you having the self doubt. I strive to create anything so majical as yours...We create because we have to ....Yes. SO TRUE...I have really been trying to finish what I start. NO stopping. LOVE,hate, or otherwise, I hope to have more FINISHED objects. I have a lot of guilt about the STARTS. Money, fabric, time...and there they sit. I guess we are all alike in that way...Again, Happy to see you back Amy..XXXOOO
SO remote! How in the world did you get to them?? Did you see any wild animals??? Of course, the first thought I had upon seeing the site at the base of the cliff...Did you find some amazing rocks:)? It all looks so lovely and remote..I cant even imagine...
Toggle Commented Aug 22, 2014 on where to start at resurrection fern
So amazing...Reminds me of looking at clouds and seeing all the different shapes! I would LOVE to visit there...
Toggle Commented Aug 22, 2014 on icebergs ! at resurrection fern
I am SO HAPPY to see you back here:))) Welcome home Margie! These images are stunning..I love the different shades of blue..some are SO bright!! You and your daughter look very happy...excited to see, and hear, more about your trip!
Toggle Commented Aug 22, 2014 on up close at resurrection fern
This is just one of "THOSE" kind of posts that make me LOVE you SOULES so much:)) Beautiful...Your children are going to have the most wonderful,AMAZING memories of their childhood..
Toggle Commented Jul 28, 2014 on bringing in the flowers at SouleMama
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The photos in this post are absolutely LOVELY!!!! He does have quite the eye for composition:) That does not surprise me...the apple did not fall far from the tree! I have NEVER heard of this elderflower!!! How is that possible:) You are, as always, an inspiration. You look happy, healthy, and so beautiful in these photos...Thanks for all that you share and do...I have been a HUGE fan for so many years..and you are always surprising me with new ideas!! XO
Toggle Commented Jul 9, 2014 on making cordial at SouleMama
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Oh my gosh!!! I guess SO! I saw the picture of flickr, and followed it here:) GOOD for you! and what a lovely pile of snuggly, beautiful quilts you now have!
Toggle Commented Jun 23, 2014 on Physics and Quilting at house on hill road
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I ordered Juniper Kitty!! It was SO hard to choose:) They are ALL so wonderful...and eventually I hope to make each one! I love your shop..and ALL that you make and do! You have brought me SO many happy moments..whether reading your beautiful blog posts...looking at your pictures....or stitching up your designs! I own both of your books, and have also purchased ornament kits. I have NEVER been disappointed. Your talent is truly a gift! I am so happy for all you share here...XO
Your neighborhood is SO picturesque!!! MUCH more so than mine!! Last year was the first year I grew roses..My favorite was a coral rose that looked like a summer sunset in its layers..I hope it comes back strong this year..very little new growth on the base! SUCH a BAD winter we had...I lost quite a few flowers..but, that gives me an opportunity to try new varieties!! I do want to tell you too...I had a rough week, and the other day, I read your last post...and then read the whole last year AGAIN:) Like a book...I just enjoy your pictures...your writing..your crafts! It totally cheered me...SO THANK YOU:) Cant wait for the new softie kits!
Toggle Commented May 22, 2014 on Rose Time at Posie Gets Cozy
Wow! Your garden looks to be at LEAST a full month ahead of ours! I have so many of those flowers in my garden...it seems strange to see yours in bloom, and mine with just waking up! I wish I had knitterly skills like you! I am learning....slowly:) I can't even knit fairisle and it gives me "knitterish thrillsville"! I must tell you...that first pic of Mimi...well..I thought, That little apple did not fall from the tree! Sitting there admiring her pretty dress! and...just too add..the comment from Nicole..up top^ cracks me up too! Girl...YOU are a ROCK STAR:))
Toggle Commented May 18, 2014 on Summer Begins at Posie Gets Cozy
I've read this post 3 times..and cried every time!!! It is just so touching....so REAL...and so beautiful! Thank you for sharing your little angel:) Happy Belated Mother's day!!!
Toggle Commented May 13, 2014 on Little Bird at Posie Gets Cozy
What a PRETTY quilt! So soft..and sweet! But, Mia...TAKES THE CAKE! What a little darling she is:))) Congrats on both:)
Toggle Commented May 7, 2014 on bound with yellow gingham at nanaCompany
Don't ever give it up Margie! I don't know how you do it all...I certainly could not do it. But, I know you have so much to offer...I love what you do..and how you do it. Take your time, but always come back:)