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A Quilty Cannery

Bringing the best of the past into today

Welcome! It’s a pleasure to welcome you to this passion project of mine... chronicling a quarantine spent growing and preserving food and making quilts to keep the people I love warm and cozy up. Whether you’re a beginner looking to learn, or a seasoned professional exploring new ideas, A Quilty Cannery is here to inspire. Check out the latest posts below.

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The Winter Carnival Orchid Show

It wouldn't be January with out the Saint Paul Winter Carnival... and for me, it wouldn't be the winter carnival without the Orchid Show...

National Parks & Puzzles

This time of year is a great time for a family activity in the game room. We started a tradition of a puzzle around Christmas a few...

Colorado Kites & Tea Parties

My younger sister and her family live in Denver, Colorado. I've spent a lot of time over the past 12 years traveling out to visit them...

Clearman's Cheese Butter Topping!

At the Von's grocery store in Covina, I found the Clearman's cheese bread topping for sale. The prices in California for everything were...

My First Trip to Disneyland

On Tuesday after Labor Day, we finally had reached the time of our Disneyland reservations. We jumped in the car at 6:30 am and headed...

In-N-Out

I have found there is a deep and abiding love for all things In-N-Out burger, for people who grew up on a Daouble Double and fresh cut...

The Ojai Olive Oil Company

A trip up into the fruit basket... to try some oils and vinegars. After ending our Channel Islands National Park adventure, we decided to...

Clearman's Northwoods Inn

One of the destinations on the memory tour list was Northwoods Inn for dinner. My spouse has many happy memories of this place, and...

Heading to California - Finally!

We were supposed to take a trip to Los Angeles in April of 2020.. when the world shut down and life had other plans. We've been waiting...

Fog and Breakfast

On our final morning here, this trip, the fog returned, and blocked all views of the bridge and canal. But even that can't keep us from...

On the Lake

Keeping up with our "there is a lake in Duluth?" series, today found us on board the Vista Star (part of the Vista Fleet) on a Duluth...

Almost Crashing a .... Groom's Dinner!

On our drive into Duluth for a wedding the following day, we started looking for a place to have dinner before checking in to our hotel....

Look, There IS a Lake!

Last night, we headed "up north" for a weekend in Duluth. The true destination is the wedding this evening of the daughter of our very...

The North Shore... of Fog?!

This past week, we took a brief trip up to Duluth, to the North Shore of Lake Superior, and inland to Voyageurs National Park, near...

Waterfall Chasing on the North Shore

The thundering mists of Gooseberry Falls' middle falls (photo above) announce the arrival of spring snow melt and April/May rain showers....

Is there a Lake Beyond that Fog?

Every time we drive up to the North Shore of Minnesota (along Lake Superior), we hit a dense and mysterious wall of fog about 5-10 miles...

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