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Yearly Archives: 2009

Embroidery, Gift Ideas

Joy, Hope, Peace

Every year, since they were little, I have handmade a new Christmas ornament for each of our three children.  Many of the ornaments were crocheted, some were cross stitched on plastic canvas and others made of felt.  This year, I was a little late in finishing their ornaments just as I’m a little late in posting holidays wishes here. The…

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Uncategorized

Sweet Potatoes Will Indeed Grow in Containers

It’s been months since I posted an Independence Days update.  And this would be a very long post if I tried to detail everything that we’ve accomplished in that time.  Instead I’m going to tell you about how our sweet potato experiment turned out. Back in June, when I brought home my four little sweet potatoes slips I wasn’t at…

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Quilting, Uncategorized

9 Patch Quilt Top Completed

Way back at the end of April, Amandajean over on crazy mom quilts started hosting a one-a-day 9 patch quilt along.  I figured one quilt block per day was certainly doable, so I signed up. By the end of the 10 weeks, I had the seventy 9 patch quilt blocks completed. And there they sat on the top of that…

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Budget Savers, Recipes

Freezer Cooking Days

Crystal over at Money Saving Mom and FishMama from Life As Mom are hosting a couple of freezer cooking days. I plan to do most of my baking and cooking tomorrow but this is what I’ve got on the agenda for this afternoon. Cut up and peel pumpkins we used for jack-o-lanterns Steam pumpkin pieces, cool a bit and then…

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Quilting

9 Patch Quilt Along Blocks Completed

Back in April, Amandajean from Crazy Mom Quilts started a one-a-day quilt along, in which participants would complete one 9 patch quilt block per day resulting, at the end of 10 weeks, with 70 finished scrappy 9 patch blocks. I soon discovered that I didn’t have nearly enough fabric scraps to make a truly scrappy quilt as I had purged…

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Budget Savers

SuperMom Tip of the Day – Pick Your Own Fruit

In a bid to beat the heat of the day, we got up early this morning and headed out for our local blueberry u-pick farm.   An hour and a half later, we were back home with 3 gallons of sweet tasting organic blueberries. After washing and sorting, we saved out a good sized bowl for desserts and snacks for the…

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Recipes

SuperMom’s Caramelized Onions and Collards

Whenever we move to a new area, one of the things we do is try out and if we like them, adopt new dishes. While living in Germany we added spaetzle and zwiebel kuchen, among others.  During our time in Hawaii, spam musubi became a favourite. I have to confess though that since moving to the Southern States I have…

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