Join In The Fun! Join In The July 2018 Tea Party!

The Little Mermaid

“What better way to suggest friendliness – and to create it – than with a cup of tea?” -J. Grayson Luttrell

Aloha, charming WordPressers!

I’m delighted to announce you that The Little Mermaid is hosting her first ever monthly tea party on her website. What? A tea party? On WordPress? When? How? For whom? Alright..alright…take it easy. I’m coming on to your questions.

Classically, a ‘tea party’ makes one think of superiorly elegant and elaborate affairs of the Victorian times. It also conjures up images of fluffy scones, flavoursome muffins, Devonshire Cream and dainty sandwiches served on fine silver or deluxe bone china. Still, the elemental part of a tea party remains the affable exchange of dialogue among the invitees. Almost indistinguishably, the tea party that I am organizing is an online social event hosted in honour of bloggers, that is US! Blogging is most enjoyable when it is done…

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A lost lady and why hiking essentials matter

Gone Roaming

With the temperatures rising and holiday season kicking off, more and more people are going out for hikes. This is, of course, great and something I really want to encourage everyone to do. Taking some essentials with you will keep you comfortable and safe while enjoying the outdoors.

The reason why I write this post is simple: it is important and too often we come across hikers who are clearly not prepared. Just a couple of weeks ago we were on a weekend getaway in Germany and were called over by some people. They had come across a French woman who was hiking but got completely lost.

She didn’t know where she was staying or where her car was parked, she had no wallet with her, no water, no food, nothing and to make things worse she didn’t speak any other language than French. We were called to translate and…

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Retro Caravan Quilt

A Little Craft

I enjoyed making this retro caravan cot quilt so much, each caravan was a little adventure. It also gave me a canvas to do lots of variety of machine quilting.

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Wood grain quilting Wood grain quilting

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H20 quilting H20 quilting

VW camper van VW camper van

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Images drawn into a pattern for applique Images drawn into a pattern for applique

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3 July 2017 So many people have asked me for this pattern that I need to clarify that I’m sorry but I don’t have a pattern. Below I have put the page of images I gathered from the internet and then copied them by hand to the size I wanted. I used a similar technique to this tutorial  http://sewlikemymom.com/the-ultimate-applique-post/ to turn the drawings into applique. Give it a go, it’s not that hard 🙂 The images below aren’t mine but belong to other talented people!

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Are you ready – and prepared? Just in case…

Good advice. Things we very often forget to check.

BoondockBob's blog

rv fire

One of the most overlooked and ignored items you will find in an RV is a fire extinguisher. Most of us will never need one in a lifetime of RVing, but if a hot pan in your galley suddenly flared up out of control would you know where your fire extinguisher was? In the panic of the moment would you know how to release the safety and use it? Would it even work?

Unless you are very organized, you do not have a clue when your extinguisher needs to be replaced or re-charged, and if you inadvertently skip right over the date, and if and when you need to put out a galley fire and it doesn’t work you could lose your whole rig. And your neighbors. Or a forest. …or worse.

Check the date now on the extinguisher itself. Replace or recharge if necessary. If not due yet, enter…

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Reminders: Never Forget Again!

Great tips. I use this app all the time.

Mobile Mom Tech Rescue

Reminders and Cats

When was the last time you forgot something you wanted to pick up or do while you were out?  Recently I forgot to buy stamps when I was at the post office, but didn’t realize until I got home and was so frustrated! 🤦🏻‍♀️

Reminders to the rescue!  The Reminders app is built right into your iPhone.  I’m going to show you how to set up a location reminder to one of my favorite places to go, this is their link,  Gem City Catfe   Sitting at this beautiful catfe, writing, drinking coffee, AND playing with cats is the best combination!   Let’s make this ”Smart Phone” 📱 work for you by helping make your life easier!

*Note:  you must set up a Notification alert for the app to notify  you with an alarm sound and pop up on your phone.  Don’t skip this step!

Don’t Skip this Important Step

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