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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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In an attempt to keep what little sanity I have left, I have been working through my projects basket while watching anything but the news on TV. Corona this, Corona... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Pots and Pins
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It's no secret that I don't eat eggs - unless they are baked in a cake or cookie. I don't remember ever eating an egg either (four words in one... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Pots and Pins
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In an attempt to keep things normal, I'm doing what I usually do two weeks before Easter - reading recipes for our Easter feast! I'm not sure who will be... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Pots and Pins
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Oh my aching neck! I need to go back to my 20-minute a day sewing rule because I don't have enough Advil in the house right now! So this might... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2020 at Pots and Pins
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One of my blog readers asked me how we are doing - curious about the lack of mister mentions lately on my blog - wanting to know specifically if the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2020 at Pots and Pins
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I've cleaned my linen closet, cleaned bathrooms, family room, wiped down all surfaces including the baseboards and even cleaned the garage...and then I realized I was behaving very abnormally, like... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2020 at Pots and Pins
Hi Emmillie! Thanks so much for your very nice comment! I just saw Elsas paper doll book yesterday when I was helping her sort/clean-up her book case in her room. Elsa is now 8 so she doesnt play with it any more but she still has it and wanted to keep it, which makes this old grandma happy! Im sure you can find the fusible, every fabric store carries it and its easy to use. Good luck with your project - Your little niece Elsie and her mom will be thrilled! xo, Nan
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Helens quilts are in a class by themselves! Years ago our quilt group surprised her with her own quilt show. Her husband and daughter helped us by keeping her out of the house while we rounded up her quilts and hung them up inside the gym at our church - then somehow they got Helen there. When Helen walked in she was shocked to see all of us and at first she didnt recognize her own quilts - but only for a few seconds! It was so fun! To be in a room surrounded by all of Helens magic was truly one of the highlights of my quilting life! Every month we always look forward to seeing what she is working on! Helen is a genius at thinking outside the block! xo, Nan
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How has another month come and gone? Time is sprinting at a breakneck speed so once again it's time to show you some amazing quilts... We did sort of an... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2020 at Pots and Pins
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Every once in a while something wonderful happens. Like this pie. It's so different...the color is truly beautiful and that's what first caught my eye - I couldn't help but... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2020 at Pots and Pins
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When I was putting Christmas things away, trying to coax my many Christmas pillows back into the closet, the thought occurred to me that I might just have one too... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2020 at Pots and Pins
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We are up to our eyeballs in rain! I think we've had one sunny day in the last 35 days or something like that...it's been gray and gloomy outside but... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2020 at Pots and Pins
Thanks for your comment - Im sure adding a little extra lime juice just made everything taste much better! I havent made these beans for a while now and since its so cold and rainy I think its time I did, so thanks for reminding me! As a Troll, I hope youre staying dry! xoxo
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Our last Christmas decorations are finally in their bins...the giant wreath that has graced the front of our home for THREE months was unceremoniously removed last night. I think this... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2020 at Pots and Pins
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We are at the height of hot cocoa season, which officially began November 1st and ends March 20th - that being the first day of Spring when people have high... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2020 at Pots and Pins
Cardamom would be an excellent substitute! Sent from my iPhone
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Anything that has the word donut in it gets my attention...and this bread/donut/dessert is worthy of your attention, too. We've had two consecutive snow days in Seattle, which is a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2020 at Pots and Pins
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Root Beer tastings are something we started doing back in 2012 - when Max discovered he loved root beer. At the time we had a store just down the hill... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2020 at Pots and Pins
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Be careful what you start with your kids/grandkids. Seriously, if someone had told me that years ago my holidays would be so much more peaceful and laid back! But nooooooo,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2020 at Pots and Pins
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Before Christmas I was thinking about the old days when the mister and I would run around shopping for the kids, buying toys that needed to be assembled at the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2020 at Pots and Pins
Katie! Thats the nicest comment! Thank you so much! Life can be so hard for kids, I want my grandkids to know that life can be fun, too...even if it practically kills me! I would be honored to adopt you - lets start the paperwork!!! Happy New Year!
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A candy cane hunt is just like an Easter egg hunt, except it's done with candy canes, in the winter, in the forest, where little ones needs to be on... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2020 at Pots and Pins
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I'm lucky to have a lot of nieces and nephews, none live close to me but I get to see most of them on a regular basis when I go... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2020 at Pots and Pins
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If I said the highlight of our Thanksgiving week was the feast or the pies, I would be lying...the highlight was our first ever (and now to be an annual... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2020 at Pots and Pins
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When I look back over the last year, one word comes to mind...thankful. I am so thankful for my family, my friends, my home, my community, just everything, including the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2020 at Pots and Pins