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Pots and Pins
Northwest United States
Family, Food, Friends and 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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I'm baaaaack! It's been a very long dry spell around here - this is the longest I've gone without a post in 8 years of blogging!!! It wasn't by choice... Continue reading
Posted 10 hours ago at Pots and Pins
One would think that with the mercury in the 90's in Seattle one would not be inside working on quilts! But one would be wrong! It's too hot to be... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2015 at Pots and Pins
Let's play True Confessions, shall we? I'll go first: I don't want to be one of those people - you know, those people who whine about the sun and the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2015 at Pots and Pins
There is no other explanation for this post than this: These are dangerously delicious. Aaaand addictive. Aaaand fun to make. Aaaand they are the most wonderful surprise to find in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2015 at Pots and Pins
This privacy policy sets out how Nan Slaughter/Pots and Pins uses and protects any information that you give while using Should we ask you to provide certain information by... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2015 at Pots and Pins
The mister has a new might even be called a sport because it's interactive...he displays a full range of motion and it's repetitive, loud, and it gets him all... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2015 at Pots and Pins
Hi - Thanks for the comment - made me laugh - because if I called a cleaning crew for every time he had already cleaned something it would be cheaper to hire them as STAFF! The man has never met a mess he cant make messier! We have another sunny day in Seattle - more time in my view spot to, as you said, contemplate life and the mister!! xo, Nan To:
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Okay, I will!! And thanks! I hope I can find it - maybe Whole Foods will have it?? Hope youre having a great day - the sun is out again in Seattle...Yay for us! xo. Nan To:
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Hi Victoria! Never received an answer - and I still do internet searches for that dressing, too! It really is good...and now I only taste it from memory so when I try to duplicate it I seem to get further from the original!! Wouldnt it be nice if they would just SHARE!!! I live in Seattle, its not like I can just pop into their place on a regular basis! Sheesh! xo, Nan To:
Hi Mary! You are a braver soul than me! Im trying to learn the same brand machine and my old machine was only 17 years old...but things have really changed since 1976!!! I sat down to take my new machine on its maiden quilt voyage and could NOT figure out how to put it in free-motion mode...even with the book which had PICTURES in it!! Nothing makes you feel stupider than have the instructions with pictures and you still cant figure it out!!! So I took the machine back to the store to ask for help - and guess what? They gave me the WRONG instruction manual!! But even with the right manual, I still had to ask a million questions to get it to work! Ive got the quilt 1/4 of the way done - it quilts like Speedy Gonzales at the Indy 500!!! Just purrs right along!!! Now, if I dont have to change anything or push any more buttons, that I dont know what they do, I will be just fine! Good luck to you and happy quilting! xo, Nan To:
Hi Sharon: My friend Kareena did use a pattern, it was some flyer she got in a class she took (I think!) Maybe shell share - Ill ask! Ill let you know what I find out! I sure love my new machine - and it does free-motion quilting like nobodys biz! To:
A Harley for a Pfaff - seems fair to me! Im still trying to figure out what the mister is up to but in the meantime, I am lovin my new machine!!! So whatever he did, Id say it was worth it! To:
Hi Carol! Im almost trained with the button lift - it is very cool and I love the bobbin warning - couldnt live without it now! But...I cannot figure out how to do free arm stitching! So Ive packed up my new baby and am heading back to the shop for a little help...nothing like an instruction book WITH pictures to make one feel STUUUUUPID! Lucky you winning that machine!! xo, Nan To:
16 years ago I bought a new Pfaff...I pinched myself the whole way home and have loved that machine ever since! It gave me countless hours of joy - and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2015 at Pots and Pins
Hi Sharon! You can order root beer extract from Amazon! I buy Hires Extract because thats what my dad used, he used to make homemade root beer when I was a kid. Might save you a lot of driving around to order it. I bought my last bottle in Utah, you can a,ways find it there! 😃 Sent from my iPad
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Last night just as I was boarding the Dream-land Express, I remembered I didn't put the stew away. I rolled over and asked the mister if he would go put... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2015 at Pots and Pins
The mister is sick. I assumed it was just a man cold but his doc told him he has pneumonia - again. So our Memorial Day was pretty low key... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2015 at Pots and Pins
S'Mores Cake, Cinco de Mayo Salad, Court of Honor Eagle Cookies, Upside Down Rhubarb Cake, Bacon and Corn Queso, 65 Mother's Day Gifts...Whew! It's been one event after another, and... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2015 at Pots and Pins
I love all pizza. But this pizza has my heart and my taste-buds and my gastrointestinal bits. I have probably made this pizza ten times in the last few weeks...I... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2015 at Pots and Pins
Its easier than you think! I cut a circle in the center of three of the cake layers, stacked them up with frosting in between just like I would normally do, then filled the hole in the center with MMs. The 4th layer is then put on top - without a hole in it - and voila! This is fun to do at any party - you can even put little toys or any kind of candy that will fit in the center so it can spill out to everyones delight!! The kids really liked it! To:
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Yep, it's a thing. If you're on Pinterest then you know gender reveal parties are the new black! It seems everyone is pregnant and everyone is desperately trying to come... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2015 at Pots and Pins
Making a baby quilt is 100% satisfying and fun for me because within a very short period of time a baby quilt can be started and finished. FINISHED! I rarely... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2015 at Pots and Pins
Hi Sharon: You can buy Dandy Blend from their website, here is their link: Or you can order it from Its not cheap but it is a pretty good alternative to Postum and/or Coffee...if you pretend! xo, Nan To:
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Hi Karen - Yes, definitely refrigerate the cake - and its great served right from the fridge. I wouldnt worry about refrigerating any left-overs though because you wont have any! Nan To:
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This is a recap of our weekend in Dallas...take that as a warning. Just so you know, it is possible to eat some form of BBQ at every meal of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2015 at Pots and Pins