Monthly Archives: September 2016

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GIVEAWAY: Bright Blooms Quilt

Now that we’re heading into fall, I’m pretty sure you’re like me and hanging onto every last bit of summer that you still can. For a chance to win one of my beautiful MaryJane’s Home “Bright Blooms” quilt, tell me about your favorite summer memory in the comments below. It’s 100% cotton, full/queen size, with two matching standard shams in varying shades of pink, red, and turquoise.

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The tag on my quilt reads:

“Lively rows of traditional English flowers make my Bright Blooms Quilt the perfect garden for wandering dreams. Follow pieced print pathways among trailing embroidered vines and relish rich floral hues of rose and turquoise. Vintage French ticking stripes casually contrast the cotton quilt’s abundant blossoms, conjuring the sweet and simple memories of summers past.”

I’ll toss your name into a flower vase and draw a lucky winner on October 4.

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Young Cultivators Merit Badge: Toys, Intermediate Level

The adorable, always humorous MBA Jane is my way of honoring our Sisterhood Merit Badge program, now with 7,130 dues-paying members who have earned an amazing number of merit badges so far—10,150 total! Take it away, MBA Jane!!! ~MaryJane 

Wondering who I am? I’m Merit Badge Awardee Jane (MBA Jane for short). In my former life   

For this week’s Stitching and Crafting/Toys Intermediate Level Young Cultivator Merit Badge, I picked up Piper for some one-on-one, bonding time with her Aunty (that’s me). We had earned her Beginner Level badge with only some mild trauma suffered from Yours Truly, so I had recovered enough to charge onward. Onward and upward, I always say. Well, when I’m not saying, Let’s have some more cake, that’s what I say, anyway.

Pipes had assumed I had grown up in the last century sometime, and insisted I must have played with only sticks and dirt as a small child. Since our next badge involved paper dolls and/or finger puppets, I knew my vast knowledge of toys would boggle her little mind and restore my place as Aunty Fun and Games.

It’s all fun and games until someone pokes an eye out. I also say that one. But for no particular reason. Seriously.

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Hear Ye!

Welcome New Sisters! (click for current roster)

Merit Badge Awardees (click for latest awards)

My featured Merit Badge Awardee of the Week is … Linda Olivera!!!

Linda Olivera (#1919) has received a certificate of achievement in Stitching & Crafting for earning a Beginner, Intermediate, & Expert Level Quilting Merit Badge!

“I know how to quilt, so I made some scrappy table runners. They are smaller projects, use up fabric scraps, and don’t take as long as a quilt. Here are just 3 of the table runners I made. I love making table runners out of extra or ‘orphan’ quilt blocks and strips. All of my table runners have batting and backing and are bound. Backing fabrics sometimes, but not always, match the theme of the fabrics on the top.

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Today’s Recipe: Apple & Zucchini Slaw

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Planning an autumn adventure in a national park? FYI, the National Park Service celebrated its 100th birthday in August.

Zion, anyone?

Photo by Doug Dolde via Wikimedia Commons

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