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Earth Warrior

While scrolling through Facebook, I came across this picture that my friend, Nanette, shared. We had a little discussion about doing a challenge, I said I was in...she said: "I love you best because you are an Earth Warrior." This made me smile...and then it got me to thinking...how can we all be earth warriors? What difference can we make on this planet we call home? When driving the roads of Virginia, I'm always amazed at the trash along the way. Watching people throw trash out the window, don't even get me started on cigarettes being thrown out the window. So this challenge discussion with Nanette got me to thinking where I could begin to on helping mother earth.  This is what I've come up with Get a trash picker upper and start keeping the road in front of our house clean of trash, and maybe even adopt a road area to clean up Carry gloves in my car, so I can pick up trash in parks as I go for a walk, you can't believe the garbage I see at the WA

12 Days of Kindness with Elf

I was browsing twitter and came across this article from CNN on 12 Days of Holiday Kindness At the end of the article, you can print off the above picture and check off your kindness list. If you follow me on social media, you know that Kindness has been my "word of the year," and I try and embrace it daily, but sometimes it's hard to remember because people can be such Cottonheaded Ninnymuggins. I really try and not let these people bring me down, but it happens to all of us, and sometimes, you want to crawl back into a quilt fort and ignore the world. On Monday, I decided that I don't want to be part of the Cottonheaded Ninnymuggins group I wanted to be part of "Best Way to Spread Christmas Cheer is to Sing it Loud and Sing it Clear" group. So I'm gonna add to the list above When pushing your grocery cart to the corral, instead of pushing it in and walking away, straighten up the carts, it takes a minute, and it's all organized and neat.

I did it...

I did it... I finally sat down at my sewing machine and finished a quilt top, took it to the quilter, got it back, and put the binding on. Baby Quilt  The pattern is from the book, Baby Quilts by Susan Emory, and you can find it on my website . I saw the sheep fabric on the Mountain Creek Quilt Shops website and had to have it. The arrows are from my stash, it's jumbled letters which I thought were perfect for a baby quilt, this is the black with white letters, and then I used the white with black letters for the back. The quilter, Hilda at Phantom Quilters , did a cute sheep design, and I had it back in just a few days. Now all that is left is to get a cute bag and deliver to the new mama. So there ya have it... the first quilt that I've made since closing the shop that does have anything to do with work. I gotta say, it felt good sitting down at the sewing machine again, so good that I might try my hand at doing one for me. Until Next Time Be Kind

Cup of Joe

Have you ever wondered where "cup of joe" came from in referring to a cup of coffee? Well, I did so I went to trusty Google and asked...omg...there are a few different definitions, but the one I like is this... You can read more from Wonderopolis I stopped drinking coffee a few years ago, I know what is running through your minds right now...WHAT...but between the acid in coffee not agreeing with me and taste buds changing I wasn't enjoying it. I would have the occasional Starbucks, but I would have to order something with lots of sugar and cream, or I couldn't stomach the bitterness of the coffee.  But... All of that changed when we went to Miami before our cruise in October, I was introduced to Cafe' Con leche, WOW, tasty, rich coffee with scaled milk, and I would add sugar. Low and behold, we got on the cruise ship, and there was a little coffee window buried on the ship that served a few specialty coffees. They made Cafe' Con leche using Cafe

Bird Watching

We moved into this house in 1998, and one of the first things we did was put up bird feeders. I think it's in my blood because my parents have always feed the birds...and the squirrels. Our feeder stand is a 4x4 buried in the ground with four hooks for four feeders. We have two squirrel baffles...yes two...we have brilliant squirrels. But, we also have bears, and when you have bears, you either bring in your feeders nightly or don't put any out. Not having feeders wasn't an option, but I read that if you use platform feeders, bears will dump the seed but not destroy the feeder. So off to Tractor Supply Company to pick up a feeder. 3 in 1 Platform Feeder It's been up a week, and I'm sitting here watching the birds have a daily buffet. In the last hour, I've seen both the male and female cardinals, tufted titmouse, juncos, wrens, mocking bird, bluejay, carolina chickadee, and a few different finches. I also pick up the birdseed at TSC, great selection, a