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Christmas Vignette

It worked out that I could host another craft night.  That's two in a row! I invited a couple of friends that I knew would love the idea of setting up a Christmas scene in glass.    I gathered lots of items from past craft adventures and bought a few inexpensive items to add to… Continue reading Christmas Vignette

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Holiday Candle Mat

Lately I’ve been social in the real world, but silent in social media. This is what I've been up to. I planned an evening at home, with a few friends that I’ve known for years. For the first gathering of girlfriends, I planned a simple craft. Here’s to renewing old friendships and forging ahead with new… Continue reading Holiday Candle Mat

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Blueberry Lime Cream Cheese Pie

If you like easy recipes then try this one. It couldn’t be easier. I had to think back to a Fourth of July in the 1970’s .  Maybe 1975 or 1976, would have been my first introduction to a cream cheese pie decorated with strawberries and blueberries for the holiday. From that summer on, I… Continue reading Blueberry Lime Cream Cheese Pie

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Blueberry Lime Preserves

Cultivated berries are a thing of beauty. Something to savor and enjoy during winter months. I’m lucky to live in the state of Michigan where orchard agriculture is a focal point in the summer months, at least it is for me. I have been preserving food for the last 25 years. It’s a joy to… Continue reading Blueberry Lime Preserves

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The Susie pleated bag

One of the best things about social media is the ability to reach people who enjoy the same hobbies. The teaching aspect is super appealing to me. I surf for projects all the time. Sometimes I make what I find. Sometimes it's visually inspiring. The zipper pouch featured below was made from a video tutorial that… Continue reading The Susie pleated bag