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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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A while back I hosted a baby shower for a dear friend, Kjarsta, and she was SO excited to have a shower for her SIXTH baby...she already has 1 girl... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Pots and Pins
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I met Sue about 3 years ago and I instantly knew I would love her. She's got style. In spades. Sue reminds me of old Hollywood, not that she's old,... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Pots and Pins
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I'm pretty much back to normal, which isn't saying all that much. I've been released/retired/let-go/banished from my church job after almost 4 years. It was both good and bad, happy... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2018 at Pots and Pins
Hi Pamela! Im so happy to hear from anyone who likes an idea I had...its rare that I have an idea and even rarer when someone likes it! I used sorry glue to attach the fabric squares to card-stock, which provided enough support for people to write on the fabric easily. Using an iron-erase marker to outline the square is an excellent idea! Definitely do that, so many people hard trouble staying within the lines. It sounds like youve got things well under control! I can tell you that the permanent fabric markers work great and even after washing the quilt several times, the writing is still really legible. I did have some Sharpie markers for the guests to sign with, those signatures didnt hold up as well as those made with the fabric markers. Good luck to you, Im sure it will be beautiful and loved by the newlyweds! xo, Nan Sent from my iPad
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The view fromour windows is important! I hope your new landscaping grows quickly and will bring you many years of enjoyment! Im thankful every day for the greenery that surrounds us - we live in a forest so we just enjoy it and do our best not to kill anything! So far weve succeeded but I know we are just one wind storm away from losing trees! Thanks for the kind words!! ❤ Nan
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One of our projects this summer was replacing the windows in our kitchen. We hired a contractor last January and he came the last week of June. He was worth... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2018 at Pots and Pins
Yes!!! Isn’t that crazy? 12 cups is correct! It does seem excessive but the jelly isn’t overly sweet and you need that much sugar so it willset up correctly. Give it a try, it’s easy, tastes so good, and makes excellent gifts! Christmas is only 17 weeks away! xoxo Nan Sent from my iPhone
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My mom is something of a miracle. She is in constant pain from Rheumatoid Arthritis in her spine, along with several back fusions that have now failed, and she pretty... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2018 at Pots and Pins
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The mister is a weekend warrior. He basically sits around all week but come Saturday he dons his raggedy t-shirt, way-too-short-shorts and heads out into the jungle yard on a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2018 at Pots and Pins
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You know the saying, "Life is short, eat dessert first?" Wise words...so with that in mind, we're starting with the dessert quilts first...quilts so yummy that you'll want another taste... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2018 at Pots and Pins
Hi Marie! I read the name as klutz-town and thought it sounded like a winner! The names of some of the rootbeers are so funny and interesting! We will definitely add Kutztown to our list and well be having another tasting next month - summer and rootbeer just go together! Happy summer to you!xo, Nan
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Hi Jeanne - Thanks for the recommendation, well pick it up next month! My daughter and her kids werent here for our tasting and she was not happy! She is coming in July so I told her wed have another - Ill definitely add Potosi to our list. Happy Summer! xo, Nan
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All rootbeer is not created equal. Not by a long shot, and that's what our family has set out to prove every year since 2012, one shot at a time.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2018 at Pots and Pins
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There are two kinds of quilters...those who actually make quilts and those who just think about making quilts. I used to belong to the first group but now I belong... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2018 at Pots and Pins
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Most days when I wake up and I can always find something to laugh about. Today, not so much. My little dog, Rosie Ann Marie, left me a little "present"... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2018 at Pots and Pins
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5 sets of sheets and 8 towels, the remains of our houseguests. After the first load was done, I noticed the rug on the floor was wet. I yelled to... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2018 at Pots and Pins
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(Warning: Exclamation Point overload...) When my 10 year old grandson, Max, asked for a birthday cake, of course I said I'd make it...then I heard what he wanted...it had to... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2018 at Pots and Pins
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For the past few months the only time I have to spend in my sewing room is at night. I'm a hack quilter at best so can you imagine if... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2018 at Pots and Pins
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49 years ago the mister's base blew up in Danang, Vietnam. He likes to tell the story, to anyone who will listen; I've heard it a zillion times. I have... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2018 at Pots and Pins
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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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