Welcome Friends and Family

Welcome! For many reasons, it has been almost two months since my last blog; hectic lives, beautiful summer days, busy working...you know the typical excuses.

It is good to be back, though. The cold rain and short days have arrived, and with that come gatherings, crafting and decorating. I think you'll like what is in store for this blog in 2011. As I design some new lines of fabric for MMFab, there will be simple quilt and home decor patterns; free for you, of course! Gardening finds and recipes will be sprinkled throughout, of which I hope some of you contribute. Then, there will be the inspiration of going places, especially fun shops and bazaars.

Country Christms - Canby Fairgrounds (going on now)
 My sister is coming for a visit in a few days, so I have been scoping out some places to go. One of the first is a local nursery called Al's.

Al's Garden Center - Sherwood, OR
If you aren't a gardener, I think you will still enjoy visiting nurseries over the holidays. Most have changed from only selling plants and pots to including nice home decor items. You can find beautiful gifts and fun decorating ideas for Christmas at many nurseries over the next few weeks.

So please stop by here often. I enjoy hearing from you, and all pictures and tips for home decorating and gardening that you can share are welcome additions; e-mail me anytime!


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