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How to Crochet a Basketweave Scarf

I like the basketweave crochet stitch because it has texture and depth. It is also reversible which makes it perfect for items in which both sides will be seen, such as a scarf. Continue reading “How to Crochet a Basketweave Scarf”

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Snow Skiing at Sugar Mountain Resort in North Carolina

We enjoy snow skiing as a family and as empty-nesters.

We ski at Sugar Mountain Resort in Sugar Mountain (outside of Banner Elk ) North Carolina. We started going when our children were in elementary school and have since gone as a family with our adult children.

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Advice for Developing a Quiet Time with God

I am still learning and maturing in my faith. After many years, however, I have finally developed a daily quiet time with God. I wish I had done this consistently throughout my life.

I would like to share what works for me and maybe this will help you. Continue reading “Advice for Developing a Quiet Time with God”

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How to Sew a Burlap Valance with a Ribbon Accent

Valances give color to a room without blocking the natural light. I like being able to make my own valances because I can select the fabric and create my own design.

As you know from reading my other blog posts, I LOVE burlap because of its texture and it goes with everything. I also added the orange polka-dot ribbon to add color.

I made this valance for the window in our loft (my office) and I just love the way it turned out. Continue reading “How to Sew a Burlap Valance with a Ribbon Accent”

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How to Develop a Habit

It is that time of year we are trying to establish good habits. I fall short in many areas of my life, but I am pretty good at establishing habits. In some ways, I can be like a dog after a bone on pursuing something.

Why are habits important?

Good habits help us improve the quality of our life. Good habits make us learn, stretch ourselves, get healthier, have more balance, and build our capacity to develop more good habits. Continue reading “How to Develop a Habit”

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How to Make a Needle Book with an Embroidered Cover

This post shows how to make a needlebook by embroidering the cover and assembling the needlebook. This blog post shows how to freehand embroider flowers, a bee, dragonfly, ladybug, butterfly, basket, and heart. These step-by-step instructions show how to sew the needlebook together using fabric and felt. Making this needlebook combines embroidery and sewing.

This was such a fun project! Making this needlebook was an excuse to try my hand at embroidery. I store my needles in this book. I also take it with me when I travel and take an embroidery project with me.

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How to Crochet an Adult Beanie and Scarf

Learn how to crochet an adult beanie and scarf. This includes a free crochet beanie and scarf pattern. This crocheted adult beanie and scarf are made from Lion Brand super bulky yarn; the color is Louisville Julep, which is a seafoam green.

I crocheted this scarf and beanie for my good friend for Christmas. Seafoam green is her favorite color. I have been teaching her how to crochet. I remind her that you get better over time – – you learn more and your stitches get more consistent. I am still improving my technique.

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