HELP our troops please…


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Quilts of Valor true story…


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A story from a soldier who received a “Quilt of Valor” If you like to participate pls check this link, know that all help is needed and highly appreciated! Thank you!!! I’m raising money for “Quilts of Valor” wounded soldiers. Click to Donate:
Meet Moose, my dog in Vietnam, show here with your Quilt of Valor. Now that the weather has gotten cooler here in California I am using the quilt on my bed and I must say it is an honor to sleep under it. I have never slept so well. It has been a real healing for me. Thank you and the girls who make this wonderful gift. It truly brightens up my life. Eric

Needed: donation for “Quilts of Valor” project


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Most of you that follow me on my personal Facebook, know that I am a retired Air Force veteran so “Quilts of Valor” ( is dear to me.

As an textile and fiber artist, I like to contribute on a regular base, a handmade quilt to this Foundation that will be given to our wounded veterans.


To make this happen, I need your help. I will donate my time to design and make the quilts and I am asking you to consider donating: 100% cotton fabric in solid red, solid white, solid blue and patriotic print fabrics and help me with the supplies needed to make quilts to donate.

My husband will donate the money to ship the quilts to and from the long arm quilter and to the Foundation, where they will be given to our wounded veterans ๐Ÿ™‚

How can you help?

All donations will be appreciated andย will ONLY be used to make the quilts!

Here is a picture of the fabrics that were donated this week:


I truly hope that we can ship many, many quilts to “Quilts of Valor”

Thank you so much!!!

This looks just AWESOME: DIY Concrete garden globes


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I surf around on Pinterest when I am waiting or…


This is something I really need to try to spice up our boring cement slab yard/pool area!!!

(here is the original link to the pin)


So much FUN!!!

We can do this!!!

Sausage/Mushroom quiche recipe


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So I needed some quiche in my freezer to be able to pull out instead of the nasty frozen dinners LOL

Simple fast recipe for Sausage/Mushroom Quiche

1 lbs of mushrooms (sliced)

1 lbs of Hot Italian sausage

1/2 cup of fresh parsley (chopped)

3 eggs

1 cup half-and-half cream

1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese (grated)

some salt

some pepper

1 unbaked 9″ pie crust


How to make this:

Preheat oven at 400F (200C)

Prepare the mushrooms into smaller sliced bites (no stems)

Crumble the sausages in a large skillet, add mushrooms, cook on medium/high heat until the meat and mushrooms are lightly browned and all the liquid from the mushrooms has evaporated. Drain off the grease. Add parsley.

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In a large bowl, beat the eggs, adding the cream, cheese, salt and pepper. Pour into the mushroom/sausage mix; blending well. Pour mixture into the pie shell.

Bake in preheated oven for 25-30min, until crust is well browned and the filing is set. Let it stand for 10 min before serving

All done and here is my quiche ๐Ÿ˜€ (it has a good medium spicy bite to it)

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Bon Appetite!!!

I adapted the recipe from (Sausage Mushroom Quiche)

Ask me questions about knitting/crochet/felting/dyeing fibers etc, I will answer them for FREE!!!


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I have been asked many many times to share my knowledge about knitting/crochet/felting/dyeing fibers etc.
So here is my question to you:

Let me know what you like me to explain/clarify/simplify related to the above mentioned arts and crafts, by either sending me an email at or leaving a comment below.

There are no secrets for me to hide. I will explain it to you or refer u to other online content or whatever it might take.
Even if you have a question about a project you are working on, send me the pattern/pics etc and I’m pretty sure I can help you out from here ๐Ÿ™‚

I will work through all your questions one blog post at a time, promise!

So go ahead and ask!!! I’m waiting….


New scarves in my Etsy Shop


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Today, my hands were too sore so I decided to pull out my sewing machine and start restocking my Etsy Shop “Calicreative”
calicreative on Etsy







New flannel PJ bottoms are ready


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My new flannel PJ bottoms are done
Super soft, only $7 fabric cost, 2hrs of sewing and long enough
I think they look like clown pants thoughย but I love them! LOL


clown pjs

Off to make the next pair tomorrow ๐Ÿ™‚

Growing my avocado trees from scratch


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Avocados are delicious and very loved in our household so I was joking around with my hubby last night that I could grow it out of the 2 pits I used tonight for dinner ๐Ÿ™‚

That said, I got the pits, glass of water, toothpicks out and prepared the pits for their long journey (few weeks/months) to becoming a yummy avocado tree.

I think the picture will show you enough detail of how it’s done ๐Ÿ™‚
I read I have to refresh the water every 2 days so hopefully I won’t forget that ๐Ÿ˜‰
To let you be part of this progress I will every day take a picture and post it. This blogging is so much fun ๐Ÿ™‚

Finally here are the “pits in progress” ๐Ÿ™‚