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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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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 yesterday 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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Max: Gramma, I want you make me a cake that is 1/3 planets, 1/3 Beanie Boo, and 1/3 Prius. Yes, you read that right, 1/3 PRIUS, as in the car!!!... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2017 at Pots and Pins
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This will always be Dawn's quilt, even though it's mine, because Dawn gave me the fabric and most of the blocks when she moved away. That had to be 5... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2017 at Pots and Pins
Hi Tammy - Making a signature quilt isnt as hard as it looks - you can do it! Our ladies church group just finished a signature quilt and we cut white and bluerectangles 2 1/2-inches by 6 1/2-inches. The blue fabric was all scrappy and the white fabric was all the same. We had people in our church sign their names on the white pieces of fabric before it was sewed together and when we assembled the quilt, we alternated the blocks in long rows and then sewed the rows together - it was super simple but made a really beautiful quilt! Go for it!! xo, Nan
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Hi - Thanks so much for the kind words! I think my eggs are 10 feet eggs - best viewed from 10 feet away! I really do love how they turned out, mistakes and all! Happy belated Easter to you! xo, Nan
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Lets get together next year and make some more! The pain of making them this year will have faded by then!! xo, Nan
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Hi Donna - you said the magic word - CRAZY - because I do think one has to be a teensy bit crazy to make more than ONE of these things! So I definitely qualified and if I wasnt crazy before I am now! Happy Easter to you!! (Belated!) Nan
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If it's not sunny and bright where you are, you can feast your eyes upon the little Easter quilt I made for Max and Elsa - it's nothing if not... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2017 at Pots and Pins
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Go ahead and laugh...everyone who has seen my little crocheted creation already has! This was my first attempt at crocheting where I actually followed a pattern. Sort of. I tried.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2017 at Pots and Pins
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I am going to try to tell you exactly how I feel about seared/fried oatmeal...in a word? Giddy. Seared oatmeal is deceptively delicious...it's chewy, has a nutty taste from being... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2017 at Pots and Pins
Haha, thanks Angela, no need to remind me because I will NEVER make these eggs again!!! It really was fun though! Sent from my iPad
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To help you get in the mood for Easter, let me show you what I've been up to...Sugar! Sugar! Sugar! Everywhere! I swear my blood sugar jumped 50 points by... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2017 at Pots and Pins
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Hi Louise! Putting starch on the back of the fabric is a great idea! Thanks for the tip! I always wash my quilts before giving them away, too, and I wash them even if Im keeping them - they just turn out so soft and nice! Thanks so much and Happy quilting! Nan Sent from my iPad
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Hi Susan! Thanks for your comment - I dont use patterns, I just kind of make things up as I go - it just more fun that way! There are many patterns available though on line and tons of pictures on Pinterest that will surely get your creative brain fired up if you decide to make one of these books. Good luck! xo, Nan
Toggle Commented Apr 8, 2017 on Sophie's Quiet Book... at Pots and Pins
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Jook is also known as Congee, or rice porridge, but at The Slaughterhouse, it's known as Chinese Risotto. Risotto is a slow cooked, creamy rice, it's definitely Italian comfort food...and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2017 at Pots and Pins
Hi Bev! Sophie is the cutest little girl - so happy and so smart! She negotiates with her mom, over everything - its hilarious! Of course I dont have a clue as to what she says! Youve got a good memory, that was 20 years ago! I will be glad when she is home from China, Ive missed her! xo, Nan
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Dear Mama Bear - You are SO right! Having little Sophie and her family across the street has been a gift for us - we have learned so much from them and had so much fun doing so! Thanks for the sweet comment! xo, Nan
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Thanks Jen! Ill make you one for YOUR next baby!!! (I think Im safe in saying that, right?!?!?) xo, Nan
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Hi Brenda! For those of us who grew up with quiet books in church, this was definitely a new thing for Sophie! But all of us learned, usually the hard way, quiet books come in real handy in the car or the doctors office!! I could use a grown-up versions for myself - oh wait, Ive got one, my phone! Thanks Brenda! xo, Nan
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Thank you! Now that Im all done with Sophies book I think maybe it wasnt soooooooo bad! But definitely a labor of love! You made my day, thanks so much, hope you have SUN where you are! xo, Nan
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My little friend Sophie has been such a blessing in my life - she only speaks Mandarin, I only speak English, but somehow we manage to communicate. Sophie and her... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2017 at Pots and Pins
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Thanks for setting me straight! I have the attention span of a gnat and even though I tried to write everything down, I apparently missed all he pertinent stuff! Your talents know no bound! All of your quilts are so beautiful! xo, Nan Sent from my iPad
Toggle Commented Apr 4, 2017 on Quilt Group Friday... at Pots and Pins