2016 was probably my busiest quilt making year since I first started 3 years ago. I have made 13 quilts. I enjoy being inspired by an idea and just going with it in my own creative way. I thought I would share each of them with you…
My Nephew’s 3rd BirthdayDecember 3, 2016
Oh how I love to put together children’s parties! They are absolutely the funnest (if only that was a word) party to put together. My little nephew would be turning three, and well of course, who better to give him a “Memory-Maker Party” than his Aunt Karla? So the wheels in my head began to turn. I needed a theme that would fit his little personality. Then I remembered a book from my own girls’ childhood many years ago called We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen. My nephew loves the outdoors and bears so I knew this would be a hit with him. So a BEAR HUNT it was! Continue Reading…
Spring BrunchMarch 26, 2016
Spring is one of my favorite seasons of the year. Flowers are beginning to bloom, bees are buzzing around, the sun begins to warm the breeze, birds are singing their songs, trees are starting to put forth their leaves, everything is coming alive again.
I can’t think of a better time to host a brunch and celebrate this new season. My table is simple enough so that anyone can pull this off with almost anything you have available in your kitchen.
Chinese Lantern Festival OutingDecember 25, 2015
Being back in North Carolina has its advantages this time of the year. One being that December isn’t freezing cold with lake effect snow flying all around; and two, having to bundle up like Ralphy’s brother in The Christmas Story just to go outside.
Nope, December in North Carolina may be chilly at night but nothing that a jacket and cup of hot cocoa can’t fix. One thing for sure you can still enjoy outdoor outings. Continue Reading…
The Key to a Perfect Cup of TeaSeptember 20, 2014
I have enjoyed tea since I was a young child. Being from the south, my first tea experience started with Luzianne tea sweetened with sugar and served over ice. Over the years my grown-up palette has taken over and now I to appreciate loose-leaf teas brewed to perfection.
The following are a few helpful hints that I have followed over the years when preparing my tea at home and for tea parties I cater.