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Winter Windows

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Winter windows look really different at my house than they do at my sister’s house. Look out her window and you will see windmills and snowflakes – maybe enough for a snowman; look out my windows and you will see palm trees and blooming azaleas. And the snowman at my house this year looked like this:


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Our Olaf only shared his hat with very special people!

When our families gathered for the holidays one of us had Christmas fun like this …

colorado snow

I’m sure there is a sled somewhere close by.

and the other one had Christmas fun that looked like this …

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Digging in the sand instead of a snowball fight.

and this …


Family hike to supper – through the sand.



But our Seasons at my Window wall hanging highlights some winter things we have in common, things we both love …. Christmas candles in the window,


I want to make it with wool next time!

celebrations to welcome a new year and


Celebrating the passage of time is good at a lot of levels.

a steaming pot of heart-warming tea.



If you have followed us for a while, you know that we have used designed those appliques so that they can be used on pillow wraps. Those seasonal patterns are available HERE.

Now we are in the process of taking those same motifs and transferring them to smaller post card projects:

a table mat, a guest towel and a tea cozy (here’s a sneak peak at this set).

cozy front

And a sneak peak at Sister’s subway tile in her new kitchen!

They will be up on our store soon, available in a 3 postcard bundle. If you have enjoyed our fall post card bundle, available HERE, then this is a great way to expand your seasonal Windows collection.

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Saucy Chef towel & a recipe

As we post another Post Card pattern for our Saucy Chef collection (Purchase Kitchen Towel post card by sending an email to, it’s undeniable how much of our sister connection is kitchen related.

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We both love pretty kitchen linens (new and vintage),

we both like to try new recipes,

and we both have family favorites that we can make from memory.

One favorite recipe that is the exception to that “from memory” rule is the Fresh Veggie Pizza recipe.

veggie pizza

At least once a year, one of us calls the other one to say …

“HELP!!! I can’t find my recipe card and I need you to remind me how to make that.”

(Okay, maybe one of us tends to call the other one more often.

But, let’s keep the guilty party un-identified for harmony’s sake.)

In memory of those phone calls, and our Kitchen Sister connection, here is that recipe:

2 pkg (8 oz) refrigerated crescent rolls.

1 pkg (8oz) cream cheese

1 C mayo

1 oz dry Ranch dressing

3 C chopped or shredded veggies (broccoli, tomato, green bell pepper, cauliflower, shredded carrots) I added onion once and the result was legendary – not so good

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

Roll out the crescent roll dough on a pizza stone or cookie sheet. Pinch together edges to form the pizza crust.

Bake crust for 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Let the crust cool 15 minutes without removing it from the baking sheet.

Combine cream cheese, mayonnaise, and dry Ranch dressing. Or use cream cheese and bottled dressing. Spread the mixture over the cooled crust.

Arrange chopped veggies (broccoli, tomato, green bell pepper, cauliflower, shredded carrots) and shredded cheese (Cheddar, Provolone, or a mixture) over the cream cheese layer.

Chill for one hour, slice and serve.

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More Saucy Chef … Apron & Mini Mitt

A Saucy Chef collection just wouldn’t be complete without an apron.

Matter of fact, the apron is the first piece of the collection that was actually stitched.

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This pattern is full of options: lots of mustaches to choose from …

and you can choose to stitch your own apron or use a pre-made apron as the base for your Saucy Chef. Once the apron is in place, you add sassy ric-rac trim and pockets across the front.

The pattern includes a Mini Mitt that is so Quick and Easy to stitch!

mini mitt sm

The Martelli Apple Core no-slip template “grips” through multiple layers of fabric and allows you to cut all the Apple Core pieces at once.

Applecore template only

And we’ve made the Mini Mitt available as a Post Card pattern, too.

(A Post Card pattern is the size and look of a vintage post card, and it unfolds to reveal instructions and line drawings.)

PC Chef mini mitt sm for web

And there’s more coming so stop by again soon.

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