Christmas 2022

Another year… I am a new grandmother, and a dog mom again to our new puppy. Christmas takes on new meaning.

I do contemplate blogging again. We shall see.

Wishing anyone reading this a wonderful holiday season and happiest of new years!

Christmas 2021

A bit late with my Christmas post. The holidays seem to get busier and busier, and I forgot to take photos. So, the Clauses say “goodbye” for now.


You can find me gardening over on Instagram at gardeningonsunnyside 🙂

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Christmas 2020

A quiet Christmas. Wreath made of oranges from my grove. Happiest of New Year!

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Back in May, I started spending time “Covid” gardening. To my delight, I happened on some tiny Monarch caterpillars on milkweed I had planted a few years back. I ended up spending several months rearing/releasing them back into my garden. What a joyful event it was in these crazy times! I continue to garden, and […]

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Christmas 2019

Managing to post once a year… Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

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Christmas 2018

Due to ongoing home improvements and our “real” fireplace being unavailable, I put together a Vintage Retro Christmas corner in my studio. Complete with a cardboard fireplace.  It brings back memories of my childhood Christmas, especially the aluminum tree.  Happy Holidays!

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My Tattoo

This is about as close as I will ever get to getting a tattoo.  When I saw this embroidery pattern, I just had to put it on something, and that something was my denim jacket!  Dear Hubby’s reaction: ” Quilt Or Die!?… Quilt or Die!?…  It’s just a hobby!” I only wish I could have […]

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Happy New Year!

While Dear Daughter is at home for the holidays, I made good use of my “new to me” Janome MC350E.  I embellished a denim shirt for her with cycling woodland creatures – DD is very outdoorsy.  I also embellished a denim skirt with a back-to-school fish… In honor of her starting Graduate School in Fish […]

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Last Quilt For The Year

Here is another vintage quilt top.  Someone someplace in time, painstakingly pieced these lovely umbrella ladies.  They had even drawn flowers, leaves, and butterflies on the top.  After I had quilted it, I spent some time embroidering them. I love the way it turned out! A recurring theme… I love ladies, Sunbonnet Sue, and house […]

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“Artsy” Quilt

I have a preference for utilitarian quilts, so this is as close as I will probably ever get to being “artsy” with a quilt.  In my pursuit to making decorative floral pillows, I cut out so many flowers and leaves that I decided to make a whole quilt.  I framed them as if they were […]

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The Quilty Silo Barn Along

Well, I managed to finish Lori Holt’s Quilty Silo Barn Along.  I started this quilt four years ago.  You can tell I used different muslin for the background.  But, these things really don’t bother me, so it’s all good 🙂 .  Now, on to the next project…

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