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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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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 6 days ago 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
Toggle Commented Apr 17, 2017 on Sugared Easter Eggs... at Pots and Pins
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
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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
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We had a few over-achievers this month at our meeting - people who actually finished more than one, two or three quilts! That's the equivalent of seeing a full eclipse... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2017 at Pots and Pins
Hi Sandy! I first read about Smith Island Cake about 10 years ago, I saw a recipe in a magazine and I clipped the recipe and picture and kept it in my binder. Every now and then I would look at it and want to make it but just didnt have the time. I saw the CBS Sunday Morning show last fall and when I saw the story on Smith Island Cake I dug out my recipe and decided the time was right...of course, it took me another 5 months but thats how I do things these days, with a 5 month delay! All I can tell you is the cake is worth waiting for - its so impressive looking and it tastes every bit as good as it looks! When youve got time to kill, give it a go! Happy Spring!! xo, Nan
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Some recipes just aren't worth the time, too many steps, too many ingredients. Some just aren't worth the calories either! They might look good enough to cause one to salivate... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2017 at Pots and Pins
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My sister, the one who is younger than me but looks much, much older, is a rabid Kansas City Chiefs football fan. When I say rabid I mean every game... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2017 at Pots and Pins
I dont think I could handle/survive two football seasons! One is hard enough! Sent from my iPad
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