Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Carrots! – Just On Time For Easter!

I am absolutely delighted to have found Ameroonie Designs and you will be, too! Here is just one example of what you will discover on Amy Chappell’s Blog. Of course, you’ll find much more, so be sure to click on her link! Don’t you just love her fabric carrots?  The best thing is that they are quick …

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Yesterday’s Weather

We really do need to be careful what we wish for. Many were hoping it wouldn’t snow yesterday. We got ice instead. Despite its beauty if you were on the inside looking out, snow would have been preferable and less dangerous!

The Winners

The Winners of our Island Batik, ‘Tis the Season Blog Post are: Barbara Winkler and Vicki in MN! Congratulations to you both! Please visit my Craftsy Pattern Page where you can each choose the pattern you would like. Leave a comment here indicating you choice and I’ll email them to you. Thank you for taking part in …

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Bunnies and Island Batik Summer Blog Hop

There are only 2 more days left for this exciting blog hop! If you have missed all or any of the hops along the way, scroll down to my previous post for the schedule. Be sure to visit them all. You won’t want to miss the fantastically creative quilts nor miss out on prizes! (And …

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We have more chipmunks around this year than last. They are so cute and we love seeing them. They scurry so quickly it’s hard to get a photo of them that isn’t a blur. I managed 2 yesterday. Here’s an old “chipmunk” joke. Warning! It’s a real groaner! One day while driving home from his …

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March – In Like A Lion!

March has definitely come in like a lion this year. Hope it really does go out like a lamb! Fingers crossed! Although we want to see the end of winter, blue skies and snow are beautiful to look upon! I especially love it on evergreens and trees. A sign of spring! The crows are back. …

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Sign of Spring? – Not Yet!

What a surprise this was! Our snowdrops bloomed during the first week of February – the earliest ever! They usually bloom in mid March and as early as the last week of February. We immediately hoped it was a sign for an early spring this year. Poor snowdrops! Our temperatures have dropped to zero and below zero …

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A Thank You

We all know that there are many wonderful, attentive, kind people in this world. I had the privilege and special experience of meeting one today. My turn had come to apply for a new health card. Upon leaving the desk, I thought I had left my credit card with the person who had served me. Naturally, …

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A Happy 2016!

and from me at Maria Michaels Designs! (Quilts for Sale is my “alter ego”.)