July, 2013

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I am excited to share that the first HomeDecGal how-to video is now ready for sale! In this video you will learn step-by-step how to make this pretty neckroll pillow which is also known as a bolster pillow. Anyone with basic sewing skills can create this pillow by following along with the video instruction. You … Continue readings

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We don’t have a garden but we do have a few tomato plants and herbs in containers on the patio.  It is amazing how much two tomato plants can produce!  Rodger and I have been eating tomatoes in one way or another every day. In addition to tomatoes, my  brother and sister-in-law, Alan and Tammy, … Continue readings

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What is HomeDecTech? HomeDecTech is a series of how-to sewing lessons from my workroom.  These simple techniques will help you create window treatments, bedding, pillows and other decorating projects with quality and efficiency. The first HomeDecTech lesson is about matching fabric pattern motifs, a detail that sets custom work apart from lesser quality products.  In … Continue readings

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I love cranberry sauce at Thanksgiving but often forget about it for the rest of the year.  What a shame!  It is tart, sweet and delicious.  I found a can of whole berry cranberry sauce in the pantry and decided to use it for a summer meal. I mixed equal parts barbecue sauce (we used … Continue readings

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Our dining table has been used and loved.  For a dinner one evening I put a hot casserole dish on the table with a hot mat or dish towel underneath and after the meal was over, and the table cleared,….. oh no!, the hot casserole dish had left a terrible white mark.  Bummer.  I had … Continue readings

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I love to use cloth napkins for everyday meals at the kitchen table, or as an elegant touch at special dinners with china and crystal on the dining room table.  My picnic basket isn’t complete without an assortment of fun, colorful cloth napkins. Would you like to make a wedding gift for a special couple? … Continue readings

HomeDecGal Chow…Roasted Corn

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  Summer has arrived and that means fresh corn. Delicious, sweet, crunchy, fabulous corn. I usually boil corn and cut if off the cob.  It is easier to eat and I can to scrape the cobs for added yummy, starchy goodness.  I like to keep it simple and season with butter, sea salt, fresh ground … Continue readings

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