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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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Oy vey. As I have often been told, if I had a brain it would rattle. No rattling around here that I can tell! I've done some really stupid things... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Pots and Pins
Hi Roseanna! Thank you for leaving such a nice comment! It made my day! Its nice to know there is a fellow believer out there - I didnt catch a Leprechaun this year so now Ill just pack up the trap and save it for next year and move on to Easter...I live for holidays! We have SUN in Seattle and blue skies - a rarity - so Im going to go out and enjoy it - hope you have some SUN where you are! Thanks again! xo, Nan
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Let's face it, the little man with the green hat and the red beard is probably never going to give up his pot o'gold...but that hasn't kept me from trying... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Pots and Pins
I would hope they would be happy about seeing it finished - but not to the point where they would want it back!! I do love old quilts and this one, because of the fabrics, was fun to finish. Now I need to decide whats up next...should I start a new project or finish one thats been sitting around for a year or two?!? Haha...the ultimate quilters dilemma! Happy Quilting! xo, Nan
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My favorite part of the quilting process is pulling the freshly washed and dried quilt from the dryer! And then using it! Oh, I also love deciding what to make - hours of scrolling Pinterest and looking at quilt magazines and books and then finally picking something! I detest piecing, and pinning the quilt sandwich is such a chore that I find no joy in that, and I only machine quilt myself so I can get it done faster! I wish I loved all of it but really, I just love the finished product!!
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I hesitate to mention this but if you live close to me and you love antiques, then you should know about the antique shop on 202 in Fall City. I'm... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2019 at Pots and Pins
Hi Barbara Anne - Thanks for your sweet comment! Hope youre not buried in snow again, the East coast has been hit so hard this year - but then again, snow days = sew days! You can find the sewing machine cleaners at a lot of places online, including Amazon, Collecting Threads and Fat Quarter Shop. Google sewing machine cleaning brushes - theyre available at a lot of places and they work great!!! Happy quilting! xo, Nan
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Thanks so much for your sweet comment! Those scones are still our favorite, too! xo, Nan
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Let's start with a little house-cleaning, I mean machine-cleaning...I don't have time to clean my house! See those little pink and yellow sticks? They have a tiny little ball on... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2019 at Pots and Pins
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Seattle has had more than it's share of snow lately and once again the weatherman is telling us that we could have another significant snow event in a few days!... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2019 at Pots and Pins
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Maybe 2 years ago my friend Marsha came to our quilt group meeting and handed me a vintage quilt top. Said she didn't want it and thought I might like... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2019 at Pots and Pins
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We've had plenty of snow days lately and snow days = sew days! I've been workin' like crazy to get a few things done and this Valentine's quilt was at... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2019 at Pots and Pins
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Just the name alone brings a smile to my face! I will try to keep things above-board and will do my best to keep my snickering to a minimum...but really,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2019 at Pots and Pins
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We usually have about 7 weeks between our December meeting and our January quilt group meetings...long enough that we really miss seeing each other! So when we do get together... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2019 at Pots and Pins
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The mister has been in rare form lately, has himself a little pep in his giddy-up, all because of NCAA basketball. I don't know when his complete obsession for college... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2019 at Pots and Pins
Hi! Thanks for checking in and Happy New Year to you!!! I love the May all your quilts be beautiful... now to find the time to actually finish something!!! I am back to sewing though, working on a very basic quilt just to ease myself back into my workroom...in other words, I want to be able to finish something in a reasonable amount of time without getting frustrated and walking away!! xoxo, Nan
Its so funny how Autism works, one minute I think Max is perfectly normal and then the next, like you said, we are brought up short. We could not love him more, he is the best part of my life and he has taught me and all of us so much. I know you know what I mean - its humbling in many ways. I definitely had a moment where I was thinking all was good and everything would be fine - he had been surrounded by thousands of people all day, but the thought of 30 people in our home was just too much. Yes, maybe next year, its always a wait and see kind of thing and thats okay! Thanks for your comment - I so love hearing from other people who are touched by Autism - and your reminder to stop, look and listen was a good one! xo, Nan
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While you're all recovering from your MLK celebrations, I'm still thinking about one of our most yummy Christmas desserts - eggnog pudding. If you're in need of a really creamy,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2019 at Pots and Pins
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One of the things I was most excited about doing with the Grands while they were here for Christmas was the candy cane hunt. I invited ten other kids to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2019 at Pots and Pins
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Have you ever had a dream about soup? Not the one where you're in the soup, we've all had that one! No, the one where you are watching the clock... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2019 at Pots and Pins
Hi Sharon! Thanks so much for your comment! I know just what you mean about baking with your granddaughter! Elsa and I baked several times over the Christmas break and I enjoyed everything way too much! I would just break off one small piece of something, thinking that would suffice...nope! Pretty soon I would have eaten the entire thing and then gone back to break off another small piece! This past week has been just as bad because I was not quite done with my Christmas cooking and baking...so January 6th Ill be back on the wagon! for sure! Happy New Year!
Hi Pam - I’m so glad it worked out so well! Yes, the blocks will be sticky but don’t wash them yet - just sew them together and quilt and bind your quilt as usual then wash the quilt in cold water and put in a hot dryer. It will be soft and perfect! Congrats to the newlyweds! Sent from my iPhone
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Hi Jessica - Thanks for your nice comment, we are 100% used to it now and we do love it! Although, the other night when the wind was whipping around and the trees were swaying, I mentioned to the mister that if a tree hit the house I hoped it would take out the new window so we could redo it with MORE glass like we had before and he agreed! Wind storms arent a joke in the Northwest so we quickly came to our senses, grabbed the lanterns as the lights were flickering and discussed the window for the umpteenth time.So maybe I should say we are 90% used to our new window! Happy New Year! Nan
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Good bye 2018 - Hello Clairol, Maui Jim and Photoshop! Out with the old, in with the older...but with a little more help this year (Clairol), I might be able... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2018 at Pots and Pins
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I know the count down to T-day has started but I want to take a bit of a breather from recipe reading to tell you about our donut party. We... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2018 at Pots and Pins