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Sunflower Star Barn Quilt

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Sunflower Star Barn Quilt

As the summer heat begins to fade, our mountain begins to burst in colors of yellow, orange and rust.  It's sunflower season and the colors of those cheerful blooms are a welcoming call to the fall season.  This year we are adding one of our favorite sunflower barn quilts to the Tweetle Dee pattern & kit collection.  Welcome the  Sunflower Star . This is one of our most loved fall barn quilts, and not it is available as a sizable full color pattern.  So, whatever size sunflower you want to paint the step by step instructions will help you to paint this...

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Coconut Ginger Banana Bread

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Coconut Ginger Banana Bread

Sundays mornings at our home are about the only time we have to slow bake.  We love to turn on some music, open the windows and make something from scratch.  This Sunday we got our big mixing bowl out to make my favorite Coconut Ginger Banana Bread.   This sweet bread is so incredibly good, you may want it for dessert with a dollop of vanilla ice cream.  Hand smashing very ripe bananas was the first step, leave big chunks of banana to mix in.  I use three to four big ripe bananas.  There is just something about peeling back the golden...

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Olie and Evie Barn Quilt Workshop

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Olie and Evie Barn Quilt Workshop

One of the highlights of the summer was our Olie & Evie Barn Quilt Workshop in gorgeous Idaho.  We loaded up the trailer with barn quilts, patterns and our Prairie Paints and drove through the night to wake up in the beautiful farmland of western Idaho to join the loveliest group of ladies for a day of barn quilting!  As you browse through the pictures you will see why we love our traveling workshops.  The blessing of gathering and "quilting" together brings pure joy!   We are so thankful to Rhonda from Olie and Evie for inviting us to her beautiful shop and...

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Tis a Gift To Be Free Embroidery Pattern

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Tis a Gift To Be Free Embroidery Pattern

Happy 4th of July!  I can't believe we are already celebrating the red, white and blue.  This is one of my favorite holidays because of the family celebrations I remember with our family on the farm in New York.  We would get together at the cottage on the lake and swim or fish...a little canoeing happened too.  A great picnic with potato salad (my favorite), rhubarb pie, and Grandma Brown's baked beans (thick and sweet).  We finished the night with fireworks over the water and a drive to the town firework show.  Lots of laughter and tons of fireflies....oh summer!...

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Deseret Drifter Floral Embroidery Sampler

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Deseret Drifter Floral Embroidery Sampler

We are so excited to share with you our newest hoop-art embroidery pattern, The Deseret Drifter Floral Embroidery Sampler.  The Deseret is a term we hear in the west often.  It is associated with the values of hard work, perseverance, inspired vision and strength.  The name of this pattern, the Deseret Drifter came to me one night as I was journaling. I love reality journals, you know the journals we scribble our hopes and goals into, our honest failures and glimpses of the paths we trudge along to a better way.  The word "drifter" gives me the image of someone who...

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