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Jen Duncan
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It's been 5 months since I blogged but I'm working on something that I want to share with fellow quilters and this (blogland) is the place that we always found each other :-) I've recently gone to work 40 hours... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2015 at What's new?
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Hello and Happy New Year! I've been busy making zippered bags for essential oils. Have thought about it for nearly a year and finally sat down to make them. This one is custom sized to fit six 10ml roller ball... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2015 at What's new?
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Merry Christmas! I'm glad I spent til 9 last night working as a Visiting Angel. It made me really appreciate just sitting on the couch with my number 1 grandson watching Christmas movies today, saying; "I'm so glad I don't... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2014 at What's new?
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I'll start tonight's post off with a tip; John bought this HUGE ficus tree earlier this year and sat it right in the spot where the Christmas tree goes. My first and only concern was, "Where does it sit for... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2014 at What's new?
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Tonight we went to the annual holiday party for Remax Realty at the Carson Mansion. I took pics of the interior, but my camera was so low on battery that I couldn't get flash, and even so; in real life... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2014 at What's new?
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Today I took a 93 yo client to visit her recently turned 100 yo sister in law at a local retirement home. I tried not to listen to their conversation ("sorry I never call but I just kind of sit... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2014 at What's new?
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This year I decided to buy my 4 grandchildren books. Specially picked books or book sets for each of them, but nonetheless--books. I expect they might think I'm horrible, but I'm just really tired of making the season all about... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2014 at What's new?
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Gotta love all the clever uses for scrabble tiles. This was taken at Gemini Vintiques in old town Eureka tonight. The lovely ladies who own the store invited all of us vendors in for 'tinis and finger foods. Was a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2014 at What's new?
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I made this wreath 8 years ago. I'll never forget how happy I was to find The Nesting Place in Old Town Eureka. A funky little antique shop on 3rd street which I thought was just the very perfect place... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2014 at What's new?
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Bathroom wreath, featuring original artwork by Diane Duda. :-) Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2014 at What's new?
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Tonight was the annual Lighted Trucker's Parade here in Eureka. John and I walked the two blocks by ourselves to watch and take pics. Couldn't help but think of all the times past that we've celebrated with friends on this... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2014 at What's new?
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Here is another (failed) attempt at capturing the magic of my new artificial flocked tree. This is in the evening with lamps on and no flash. Tomorrow I'll try in the daylight. I think I mentioned last week that after... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2014 at What's new?
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Only 15 more days til Christmas! Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at What's new?
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My youngest grandchild Jaxson turns 4 today. I blogged about his birth here. (so cute!) I told Kate I'd help upgrade his room to 'big boy' status so I bought a wood bed frame and made a quilt and matching... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2014 at What's new?
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Whenever I used to complain about, say for instance; my age, my mother would reply "It all depends on what side of 50 you're looking at it from. Your age looks pretty good to me!" Same with weight. By the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2014 at What's new?
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This is the tree I put up in the front room. It changes over time, but it's pretty much been THIS tree in the front room since I bought it a good 15 years ago. Right now it is understated,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2014 at What's new?
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Here is my nostalgia tree. Some of the ornaments, like the red embroidered cat above, I made in the late 70s to early 80s. Gloria was always on top of my family tree in the 60s. Elona's wonderful felt cat... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2014 at What's new?
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I learned a valuable lesson tonight. "Never put off what you can do RIGHT NOW." All day long I thought "don't forget to buy Cindy's flowers." But I started a new job this morning. (First time in 16 years being... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2014 at What's new?
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This post will be a quickie...the whole day just got away from me! One thing I've seen on Pinterest, etc. is those cute little button trees. I bought a LARGE amount of white buttons at a rummage sale recently. All... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2014 at What's new?
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Anyone who's ever read this blog...or talked to me for that matter...knows how very important our firstborn grandson Caleb has been in our lives. Hard to believe this blog is turning 10 years old in April and of course; Caleb... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2014 at What's new?
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I've been having fun with glitter and paper and anything Christmasy. For the past six months I've shared a small space in a fun new antique co-op in old town Eureka. I love the location. I love the store in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2014 at What's new?
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Hello blog world! As bad as I've gotten at blogging, I still can't seem to let it go. The holidays always make me nostalgic, and over the years I've journaled a LOT of fun, important, sad, meaningful things here. I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2014 at What's new?
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It's hard to believe it has been five years since I shared some amazing work of a local long-arm quilter. It also happens to have been that long since I made anything I felt was worthy of her work. Here... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2014 at What's new?
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Hello and happy Summer! I recently redecorated our bedroom and thought I'd share pics with one or two handy tips. Should I show a "before" first? Yes, I think it usually helps get the impact across of the big change!... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2014 at What's new?