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THE QUILTING CAT: Last Giveaway in Birthday Celebration!

Another giveaway! But you’d better hurry. The deadline is October 21st at noon. Hurry. And tell ’em Yaya sent you.

THE QUILTING CAT: Last Giveaway in Birthday Celebration!

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This one was Free!

What a thrill I had last night when I finally figured out how to post a picture on my blog. I’ve had enough difficulty just trying to put my picture and title on here. Whenever I thought I wanted to post a picture, my mind went blank and my eyes began to see stars; no pressure, right?
When I checked my blog this evening, I was overjoyed to see that some of you had responded to my last two posts with positive input. THANK YOU! You can’t begin to know how that made me feel. Well, on second thought, maybe you can. After all, you’re bloggers, too. Silly me.
You might enjoy knowing that you made my little ol’ heart go ‘Pit-A-Pat’ when I saw that so many of you had responded. I do so much appreciate all of you who have replied to previous messages and these new words of encouragement and advice just have me ‘Flying High.’ Thank you, thank you, thank you.
I thought you might like to see another of my favorite finds. This one is not from a flea market or any other kind of market, actually. We found it in a forest, years after the fact. Trees had grown back and grass was tall and lush and this treasure was hidden behind bushes that had obviously grown for a long, long time around our prize.
Actually, I say that we found this, but really I must give my good husband credit for such a great find. Sometime, I’ll tell you the longer version of how this became such a valued treasure in our family. For now, I hope you enjoy looking at what we have come to love.
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Antique Double-desk ~ What a find!

Well, this is a first. I just learned of a blogger who is having an “I’m A Flea Marketeer Party” and I just wanted to spread the word. I’d also love to win the prize; a bag (as in, purse, I believe) made from coffee bean bags.  Now, could there be anything more charming?  I ask you.
If you’d like a chance to win this lovely bag, scoot on over there and post a picture of your blog entry about your favorite flea-market find. Mine is an ‘Old English Double-desk’ that we found for $7 shortly after we got married. In my home, it is now 37 years old. I wonder how old it was before I got it. It has stood up through my husband’s college, all of my children’s schooling and asundry neighboring children and business deals. All in all, I’d say we have gotten our money’s worth, wouldn’t you?
Here’s the link to the party:  http://fleamarketstylemag.blogspot.com/2009/10/join-im-flea-marketeer-party.html

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Let’s Get Organized, Together…One Idea At A Time

There is much to be said for living in one area for many years. Its something I never experienced, until I married. Then, it was as if my life came to a sudden, screeching halt. Well, as far as moving around, anyway.
Naturally, with all that moving, there wasn’t a lot of opportunity for figuring out the finer workings of a smooth-running home. Just about the time I felt we were beginning to put down roots, whooooop! Another move.
We were a military family and I have lived in more towns than I could count. Now, however, it would seem that we are in one place to stay and I love it. Time for a new strategy.
Thus, I have decided to dedicate this blog to the care and feeding of Dust Bunnies and Sock Orphans. Do you have hints and tricks that you are willing to share?
For the most part, our home is comfortable. There are many of the finer details, however, that I would love to know more about.
Perhaps you have a particular way of staying on top of the laundry? Or, your sock drawer is free of orphans and you’d like to share how you’ve managed that?
Maybe… and here’s the big one in my life; you have learned some secrets to making notes, then being able to recove those notes later?
I know of no one who has absolute control in their lives. In fact, I would go so far as to say, I doubt that there is such a person living. So if you know of some way to help the rest of us do something a little better, I’d love to hear it. Just think of it as your way of helping to clean up the earth.
Thanks for your input.