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Cheryl Lawson
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Holiday Napkins "On the Cheap"
Like so many  over-worked, over-stressed Martha Stewart wanna be's of you, I'm already thinking of holiday table settings . . . So I couldn't wait to read the November issue of Real Simple   for ideas.   I loved their article about updating your holiday tab...

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Creativity at 35,000 Feet!
"Necessity is the Mother of Invention." ~Plato     What do you do if you need a Birthday Hat in a hurry at 35,000 feet?   Make one out of pretzel bags and coffee stirrers, of course!                                    We were returning from our trip to Disn...

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"Your Call Is Important To Us..."
Have you ever spent so long on hold that you thought you would go crazy?   I have. So I guess I can call this an official blog-rant. I spent Monday on hold. Not part of Monday . . . all of Monday.   I was sure that if I heard this one more time, I would hav...

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An Easy DIY Headboard
My friend, Mary Elizabeth , is always coming up with new projects! This one is so simple that I couldn't wait to share it. She was just about to donate this little folding "fireplace screen" to Goodwill when she got a another crazy brilliant idea.   She pul...

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A Sewing Bee for Women with Cancer
While I was in Searsport for Fiber College, I was finally able to join the ladies of the " Searsport Sewing Bee " as they made chemo scarves to donate to women with cancer. That seemed especially appropriate to me since September is  Ovarian Cancer Awarenes...

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Making Ceramic Buttons
As a sewer, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to learn to make ceramic buttons with potter Conni Whittaker from Fryeburg Pottery  at Fiber College of Maine . What fun! Conni had a variety of small "cookie cutters" to use for cutting the button shapes o...

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Faces of Fiber College, Part 2
There were so many amazing people at Fiber College  that I couldn't include all of their faces in one post. So here's Part 2 . . . Steve is a chainmail artist! He designs clothing and jewelry, link by painstaking little link. When he's not making suits of a...

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Faces of Fiber College, Part 1
I've been away from the blog enjoying camping on Penobscot Bay at beautiful Searsport Shores , the home of Fiber College of Maine.  One of the best things about Fiber College is the chance to make new friends from different backgrounds and cultures. Here ar...

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A Pottery Barn Inspired Bedroom Update
My sister and I spent the last two weeks of August decluttering, reorganizing and redecorating much of her home as she prepares for retirement in January.  We started with her new downstairs family room and "Andi room" and then moved upstairs for a  living ...

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The Nightingale: A Book To Keep
Combining history and the stories of two sisters doing what is necessary to survive the horrors of war,  The Nightingale  held me in its grip from first chapter to the last.  It still does. As Kristin Hannah's The Nightingale  begins,  an elderly woman is p...
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