Two pre-cut fabric quilts and my favorite quilt so far.

Last January I discovered a new quilt shop here in Kansas City, KC Maker Studio, that was having on-line quilt classes during the pandemic. The series of classes available on Saturday mornings introduced the different types of pre-cut fabrics and patterns that could be used with them. For a nominal fee, I was provided withContinue reading “Two pre-cut fabric quilts and my favorite quilt so far.”

Stephenson’s Apple Farm

Every year at this time I patiently wait for Stephenson’s Apple Cider to show up in my local grocery store. There are several other brands that appear weeks before Stephenson’s but I never purchase anything else. For me, Stephenson’s is the thread that runs through my years of fall activities and holidays. Hot mugs ofContinue reading “Stephenson’s Apple Farm”

Air Fryer Attempts: Potato Chips and Donuts

My sister and her husband love their air fryer so much that they upgraded to a bigger model and lent me their original one to try out for myself.  We have made pork chops, onion rings, fish and a few other things.  Most have been pretty good.  The air fryer does a great job onContinue reading “Air Fryer Attempts: Potato Chips and Donuts”

The Easiest Bread You Will Ever Make

My mom loved to bake bread.  Every Sunday we would have either a loaf of homemade bread, cloverleaf rolls, cinnamon rolls or my favorite, cinnamon bread. She never used a recipe, just magically produced those delightful treats off the top of her head.  When I became an adult I made her come to my houseContinue reading “The Easiest Bread You Will Ever Make”

My husband the NASCAR driver….

…..well for about 5 minutes anyway! I think my husband’s love for all wheeled vehicles started with his matchbox car collection which still holds a valued place in his home office. When he was growing up he would help his father work on cars any chance he got.  As a teenager he and his friendContinue reading “My husband the NASCAR driver….”

An Obsession and a New Adventure!

Last fall when I was facing surgery and knew I would be laying low for about 12 weeks to recover, I decided to purchase a new sewing/embroidery machine.  Since I already own two sewing machines I really purchased it more for the embroidery capabilities than anything else……..except for that self-threading needle!!!!  Pretty sure I decidedContinue reading “An Obsession and a New Adventure!”