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Friends On Friday...

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I haven't done a Friends on Fridaypost in a while...definitely need to do more. On Fridays, I love to show pictures, projects or events from blogging friends. Today, I have 2 wonderful ladies to share.
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The first is my friend Gra...Hi, Gra! Her name is Graciela or Grace and her wonderful blog is Chez Gra. She lives on the coast of Argentina. You have to go visit her blog. There are so many wonderful pictures, quilts and projects, like the one pictured below ( she allowed me to use her pictures). When you visit her blog, just click the translate button on the top right side bar...it works great.
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This project is made from old photo albums that she no longer used. Don't we all do this...keep something, knowing we'll do "something" with it "some day". Well, this project is the reason I don't throw anything away.
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First, she carefully pulled apart the pages of the album and cut in between each picture pocket so as to not cut through the sealed …

Great Broccoli Salad Recipe...

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I wanted to share this recipe with you before the 4th of July, but craziness set in with visitors and the weekend of cookouts. This is still a great recipe for any time of the year though.

Broccoli Salad
2-3 bunches of broccoli, raw and cut into bite size pieces (not a lot of the stem)1/2 pound bacon, cooked and crumbled (I used the cooked, bagged kind this time pictured below and it worked great...no mess!)1 small red onion, chopped into small pieces1 cup raisins1/3 cup sunflower seeds (just the seeds...no shells. A friend put the shells in hers when she tried to make this, why I don't know, I said SEEDS Lol!!)3/4 cup mayonnaise1/2 cup sugar1 and 1/2 Tablespoons white vinegarDirections:
In a large bowl, mix chopped raw broccoli, cooked bacon, chopped onion, raisins and sunflower seeds and set aside.In a small bowl, mix the mayonnaise, sugar and white vinegar to make the dressing. Pour over the broccoli mixture and mix well.Refrigerate for a few hours so flavors mix. I made mine in …

Tool Time Tuesday...Vertical Storage

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Happy Tuesday! Today's tutorial is storage and recycling all in one. Not just any storage...vertical storage. All the flat surfaces on my shelves and tables are stacked high and I needed space for all my spray cans. They were down stairs in the basement on my husband's work bench, but I'm the one who uses them the most. It will be much easier if the cans were in my craft/sewing room.




I found this old plank in my dad's shed and it is just what I wanted...
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Old and beat up. Not sure if I want to leave it natural like this or rub it with a clear stain to bring out the natural color of the wood. Will see!
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Here is the recycling part. Coffee cans and more coffee cans all ready to be spray painted space

First peel off the paper to reveal the metal.



I picked a bright and cheery red, the new accent color in my sewing room



Take your cans and the wooden board...



and line them up to decide the distance apart.



I also added one of my pipe straps for a handle at the top of the …

Sharing on Sunday...Christmas in July

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This is the 6th Sunday in Sharing on Sunday where I give a little something away to a special blogging friend who leaves a comment, drops by for a quick peek, shares a picture, a thought or an idea or just comes by anonymously and stays for a bit. However or whenever you stop by...a great big Thank You!
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Since this is the first Sunday (or Monday if you had a crazy holiday weekend like we did) in July, I think I'm going to have Christmas in July!
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Here is this week's give away. Almost 2 yards (1 yard 33 inches to be exact) of Sandy Gervais' Christmas X-citement for Moda. It has 7 seven rows and includes 3 panels of repeats. You can make 3 different panels if you wanted. See on the bottom row...it repeats Merry Christmas 3 times.


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This is a close up of the rows.
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The first rows are stars and trees...
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then angels...





Then a navy blue row of snow flakes.



Next is a row of houses.



then snowmen...




The last is the row with Merry Christmas across the bottom.





Not sure how …

Sharing on Sunday Winner #5

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I hope everyone in the states had a wonderful 4th of July and are still enjoying today. We had a crazy busy weekend with lots of family visiting and staying with us, cookouts and fireworks. We're still recovering today and that's why this post is a little late!

The winner of the Sharing on Sunday rose collection is....#47.

Happy Cottage Quilter space Congratulations! I just need your snail mail address and I can get it out to you this week.
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Thanks to everyone who left a comment. I think the consensus for me from all the comments is that I don't drink enough water during the day...you're all so good about it. Doesn't the 15 cups of tea I drink in a day count towards the needed 8-10 glasses of water? Lol !!!spac spacee Have a great day and I'll be back in a bit with this week's Sharing on Sunday give away. I'm a little behind, so we'll just make believe it's still Sunday!! space ~Karen