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Pat's First Auction
It would have been a HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT if Pat hadn't been able to attend an auction during her Iowa visit. It has long been my favorite way to spend a Saturday.  Always with my friend Bert. We meet for breakfast, go to the auction, look in the boxes, sit...
It would have been a HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT if Pat hadn't been able to attend an auction during her Iowa visit. It has long been my favorite way to spend a Saturday.  Always with my friend Bert. We meet for breakfast, go to the ...
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TMBC and the Decker Hotel
We arrived at the Decker Hotel right on time. There is a table set up for us in the back corner... So -- WHY ARE WE EATING LUNCH AT THIS PARTICULAR 150 year old hotel? Because, hey -- WE ARE A BOOK CLUB. And recently, we all read, "Go Away Home", written b...
We arrived at the Decker Hotel right on time. There is a table set up for us in the back corner... So -- WHY ARE WE EATING LUNCH AT THIS PARTICULAR 150 year old hotel? Because, hey -- WE ARE A BOOK CLUB. And recently, we all ...
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Lilly and Grandma HIKING
Okay, there's always MORE to a story, right? I sometimes call this the "Paul Harvey Version"...where I open up and tell the REST of the story. When I wrote about our Blue Heron boat ride,  it sounded charming and perfect. AND every word I wrote was true......
Okay, there's always MORE to a story, right? I sometimes call this the "Paul Harvey Version"...where I open up and tell the REST of the story. When I wrote about our Blue Heron boat ride,  it sounded charming and perfect. AND...
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Candlelight Girls Night
I had such a great day with Sandy's crew -- and if you ever get to Clinton, Iowa -- I would highly recommend the Candlelight Restaurant. It's one of the few restaurants sitting right on the Mississippi River. They have a huge deck, with lots of tables... ...
I had such a great day with Sandy's crew -- and if you ever get to Clinton, Iowa -- I would highly recommend the Candlelight Restaurant. It's one of the few restaurants sitting right on the Mississippi River. They have a huge...
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Clinton Showboat
My friend Sandy has been cutting my hair for over 20 years. She has a crew of girlfriends/sisters she hooks up with every Wednesday -- and when they invite me to join them -- I know I'm going to have a good time!! Recently, she invited me to join them for a...
My friend Sandy has been cutting my hair for over 20 years. She has a crew of girlfriends/sisters she hooks up with every Wednesday -- and when they invite me to join them -- I know I'm going to have a good time!! Recently, s...
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Blue Heron: Eco Tourism
At the Rock Creek Marina, they offer boat rides on the Mississippi River every Thursday night. Although you must sign up in advance, the one-hour guided river tour is completely free. I learned about the boat tours in April -- you can see the pontoon boat ...
At the Rock Creek Marina, they offer boat rides on the Mississippi River every Thursday night. Although you must sign up in advance, the one-hour guided river tour is completely free. I learned about the boat tours in April -...
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Pasta Night Appetizers
I had to go to a funeral visitation on the night of Pasta Class.  So, my cousins Linda and Kim were hosting the dinner for me. Pat was in the kitchen with Dan and Karl, making the pasta. Before I left, I had the dishes and silverware already out on the porc...
I had to go to a funeral visitation on the night of Pasta Class.  So, my cousins Linda and Kim were hosting the dinner for me. Pat was in the kitchen with Dan and Karl, making the pasta. Before I left, I had the dishes and si...
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Pat's Maquoketa Road Trip
As soon as I knew the dates when Pat would be here -- I scheduled a TMBC road trip. We are headed to Maquoketa, Iowa...for a really, really special event.... Lin is driving (she has a nice van) -- Sandy is riding shotgun.  Me, Pat and Linda are riding in th...
As soon as I knew the dates when Pat would be here -- I scheduled a TMBC road trip. We are headed to Maquoketa, Iowa...for a really, really special event.... Lin is driving (she has a nice van) -- Sandy is riding shotgun.  Me...
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Pat's Cooking School
More about Pat's visit. First of all -- Pat is a wonderful cook. She is WAY MORE than a cook -- she is an actual "Foodie". I like to tell people that she attended Julia Child's birthday parties -- she even went to a cooking school in France at Julia's HOU...
More about Pat's visit. First of all -- Pat is a wonderful cook. She is WAY MORE than a cook -- she is an actual "Foodie". I like to tell people that she attended Julia Child's birthday parties -- she even went to a cooking s...
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Pat's First Two Meals
When my friend Pat came from Olympia, Washington for a visit, I wanted her to experience my Iowa from the FOOD point of view... Since she arrived late at night -- we had no choice but the iconic Ross's 24 hour Restaurant... Pat arrived at 10 PM, so I didn't...
When my friend Pat came from Olympia, Washington for a visit, I wanted her to experience my Iowa from the FOOD point of view... Since she arrived late at night -- we had no choice but the iconic Ross's 24 hour Restaurant... P...
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Zentangle Purse
After years of hit and miss...purses I loved, purses I hated...I have developed an actual PURSE CRITERIA: Any new purse
must have these four essential elements: Lightweight: (Made of fabric, leather is too heavy) Cross-body strap Lining cannot be black Tw...
After years of hit and miss...purses I loved, purses I hated...I have developed an actual PURSE CRITERIA: Any new purse must have these four essential elements: Lightweight: (Made of fabric, leather is too heavy) Cross-body...
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Laundry Room Remodel
I blog almost every day, and writing this blog reminds me how much my life adheres to the old fashioned embroidered Seven-Days-A-Week-dishtowels. Hey -- that's not a bad thing! And, yes, Monday is always, always LAUNDRY DAY. The weather has been stunning he...
I blog almost every day, and writing this blog reminds me how much my life adheres to the old fashioned embroidered Seven-Days-A-Week-dishtowels. Hey -- that's not a bad thing! And, yes, Monday is always, always LAUNDRY DAY. ...
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I love to sew and I love to blog...and I learn something new every day.
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I wrote "Life Is Not A Dress Size", and "Dress Your Dream Bed".  I love to write -- and I wreite this blog and the Sewing & Stitchery blog a well.  I do Public Relations for Sew Expo in Puyallup, Washington.
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