Refold your Quilts

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This is an antique feed sack. When preparing to wash it, I noticed how dirty it was on the fold line. It also had some tiny holes on the fold line. This is a good example of what can happen if we don’t we refold our stored quilts occasionally. I heard a quilt appraiser advise folding quilts diagonally and not square like we tend to do.

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Dewdrop Spider Web in the Fog

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Other than granddaddy long legs, I try to avoid spiders but dewdrop spider webs on a foggy mountain morning are beautiful! I can walk around our property and they are everywhere. They are in every crook and crevice of the porch. Seeing dewdrops on spider webs is like hitting the bold button on my computer. It really defines and emphasizes the woven mass.

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Homemade Grape Juice

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Canning season is nearly over but I have to share one of my favorites with you. Homemade grape juice. It is unimaginably delicious and a special treat.
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My cousins tell me when they were children that they rarely had the pleasure of drinking it. They only received it when they were sick. Evidently it helps settle an upset stomach. It is one of my easier canning recipes. One half cup sugar, 1 cup of Concord grapes, fill a quart size mason jar with hot water and stir to dissolve the sugar. Water bath for 15 minutes.

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