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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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You just might be on to something! Sent from my iPhone
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The mister is a simple man when it comes to food, he is truly happy when his plate is filled with his all of his favorites...boiled chicken, mashed potatoes, canned... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2017 at Pots and Pins
Hi Synthia! Circle quilts are fast and fun! You can machine applique, with either zig-zag stitch or blanket stitch, and your circles can either be raw-edged or you can turn the edges (too much work for me!) or you can use a fusible on the circles (cutting out the fusible from the backside so its just around the edges) to make the circles more pristine! We have used a CD as our pattern, its the perfect size, (about 4 3/4-inches) although you can make the circles any size you want. Cut background squares, 7 1/2-inches makes a nice size but you can cut them as big or as little as you like. I think most of us in my quilt group have a Christmas circle quilt and a Halloween circle quilt - and I have made several with scrappy blue fabric circles and scrappy red fabric circles...the skys the limit! Happy quilting to you and if you make a circle quilt be sure to send me a picture! xo, Nan
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You're in for a treat! I have a lot of Halloween quilt eye-candy for you - so sit back, make yourself comfortable and enjoy! Our group reassures each other every... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2017 at Pots and Pins
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I am a creature of habit...every season I make the same foods, put out the same decorations, do the same activities...it's Fall by Numbers around here, let me give you... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2017 at Pots and Pins
I love the name of that bakery! I love Bundts, and use mine (I have 3 of them) all the time, I remember some ad campaign that said, Everythnig is better in a Bundt! And I believe that! Thanks Rita, hope you are well! Sent from my iPad
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My friend Janice sent me this card - on the inside it said, "It's all fun in games until someone ends up in a cone!" So true! We've had a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2017 at Pots and Pins
My book club met the other day to pick books to read this year, it's always a great meeting with all kinds of books discussed and argued over, hoping for... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2017 at Pots and Pins
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I spent the better part of Labor Day in the kitchen, only an hour of which was spent, start to finish, making this scrumptious Basil Jelly...the rest of the time... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2017 at Pots and Pins
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Fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be an amazing ride! show! Let's start with some eye-candy for you...Helen's house is a treasure-trove of wonderfulness! Everywhere I looked I saw something... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2017 at Pots and Pins
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Countdown to the Eclipse, T-minus 13.5 hours...at least for us in the Northwest. The mister and I will stay put in Seattle, we're willing to settle for a 92% eclipse...we're... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2017 at Pots and Pins
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I'm going for totality here...yesterday I posted my recipe for Eclipse Cookies, today I'm sharing with you my version of Denny's infamous Moon Over My Hammy breakfast sandwich, which is... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2017 at Pots and Pins
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Our Max loves the moon, and the moon loves Max. He told me all about the moon when he was here, the waxing crescent is his favorite but it's hard... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2017 at Pots and Pins
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The days are getting shorter and the mister has already been waxing poetic about his waning nightly routine of sitting outside on the deck watching the sun drop down over... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2017 at Pots and Pins
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Breaking News! We are on day 47 of NO RAIN!!! That's not a record, but it puts Seattle in 3rd place for the longest time without rain...in another week we... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2017 at Pots and Pins
Hi Chris - There really isnt much similarity between these and fondant - except maybe the look! They arent cooked and they are made with powdered sugar, so they melt in the mouth! I make these every year for Easter - although now that I think about it I should really make them more often - like now! Happy Summer! Nan
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Since I haven't posted in a while, let me bring you up to speed: We have used our grill every night for the last 3 weeks, that's a personal best!... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2017 at Pots and Pins
Hi Christine! Well Im certainly not a historian by any means! And this would not be the first time Ive been wrong...this hour! I did learn in school, on one of the few days that I was paying attention that Canada did invade the US in 1814...And I read it on the Internet!!! Surely that makes it true?!? I suppose it could have been British troops, living in Canada, who invaded...but my 9th grade history teacher said it was Canadians and since thats the only thing I remember from 9th grade it must be true!😬. Happy 4th to you and yours and thanks for the comment and another chance to prove my IQ is, at best, room temperature! Nan Sent from my iPad
Toggle Commented Jul 5, 2017 on Butter Bars... at Pots and Pins
Marsha!!! Thanks so much for letting me know! I had butter on the brain and typed 2 tablespoons butter instead of 2 tablespoons white vinegar!!! Hope you make these - they are super sweet but they do hit the spot! Happy 4th to you! Nan
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Ever heard of Butter Tarts? If you're Canadian then you know what I'm talking about, if not, you really should drive across the border one day and get yourself one,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2017 at Pots and Pins
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I came home late to find the mister out on the deck in his chaise lounge, singing along to blaring country music. He knows better, he's been warned, in fact... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2017 at Pots and Pins
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My quilt group was having a sew day and while I have 20 or so projects in various stages waiting to be finished, I wanted to work on something NEW!... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2017 at Pots and Pins
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A shiny new store opened up in our little town, Metropolitan Market, which is sure to bankrupt me! It's my new happy place and I seem to find more and... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2017 at Pots and Pins
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It was my turn to host quilt group, something I always look forward to. It's so fun to see everyone and their quilts, to see what they've been working on... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2017 at Pots and Pins
Hi Jill - Thank you for your sweet comment. You make a queen-sized quilt to donate each year?!? Thats amazing! Im sure it brings in the $$$ for the school and what a wonderful gift that is! Your grandson sounds like a wonderful little boy - isnt it great when they can email/text Grandma? Autism may be a heart-wrenching, horrible, insidious syndrome but at the same time it can also be awe-inspiring and magical and we have so much to learn from those who have it. Hope youre having a great day! xo, Nan
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