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renee devine
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Surrounded by Quilts
I was out in Missouri just before Easter for a funeral and a few days of visiting with my sister. The guest bed mattress is a little firm for my taste, but I was snuggly warm under a quilt made nearly 50 years ago by my grandmother, Mae Prost. It's a Sunbon...

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Sewing Heaven
My sewing buddy, Martha, and I got together a few Sundays ago to do some stitching.  She was finishing up some pillowcases to donate to ConKerr Cancer, a local charity that the American Sewing Guild supports (http://www.conkerrcancer.org/volunteer/sew-pillo...

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And baby makes...five!
My lovely niece Mary and her husband recently welcomed her THIRD baby -- another boy!  Yea! When her oldest son was born, I made my 'traditional' Irish print fabric quilt, at his mother's request.  Two years later, when his little brother was born, I decide...

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Yea! I Mastered the "Pinecone Delight"!!
What's that, you say?  Well, the "Pinecone Delight" is a beading pattern created by Barbara Grainger. I saw this really cool photo (above) on Pinterest, but, as happens to me a lot, when I clicked on the page for the photo, there were no directions there.  ...

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Something Cute for a Baby Boy
While I make four or five baby quilts every year, sometimes I need a little something to give as a baby gift that isn't as labor intensive or cost expensive. Now, there are a lot of cute patterns for baby GIRL things, but not so many for baby BOYS. Maybe it...

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R-TV Revisited -- Making an iMovie
Most of my friends don't know that I have a Bachelors of Science in Radio-Television from Southern Illinois University - Carbondale.  I started my professional life as a radio newscaster before jumping to public/media relations.  I do admit I miss those new...

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Scrabble Tile Fun
Hello again!  I've been slacking off on my blog posts...but one of my New Year's resolutions is to be more consistent with my writing, so hopefully, this will the one of many new posts for 2015! If you peruse Pinterest, you may have seen this project -- coa...

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The harvest is coming in...time to can and freeze the bounty!
It's been a while since I last posted.  The summer has just flown by!  While a lot of people relax and take it slower in the summer, my June and July has been very busy.  I'll be posting more about the projects I've been working on over the next few weeks. ...

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Ahh...Dirt Under My Fingernails, and the Garden Is Planted Once Again.
The past few weeks have been busy with a number of things, not the least of which was planting my kitchen garden.  We're trying a few new things this years, and I wanted to share them with you. First, we moved the location of the garden.  In years past, it ...

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It's Wedding Season...Time to Make Bridal Shower Cards!
There are 7...that's right -- 7, "Save the Date" cards on my 'fridge.  It's Wedding Season again, and I've been invited to a few bridal showers this Spring.  After shopping for the gifts (and wrapping them), it is time to make a card! I saw something I like...
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