The Communique Layout

Popularized by Rhonda Dort, who uses the layout in her classes, the Communique Quilt Layout works for both featuring large fabric and panel pieces, as well as a basis for multiple block designs.

About Me

I'm Andrea, a web developer living in rural America with her husband and daughter. I'm excited to share my life with you as I explore some of the great things about living in the middle of nowhere.  Be sure to check out the blog below to see a few of the things that are speaking to me right now.

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On the Blog

Maple Glazed Chicken

By Andrea | June 23, 2010

This recipe for Maple Glazed Chicken came from the Disney Family Cookbook.  It’s one of my favorite ways to have chicken, assuming I get the chicken cooked thoroughly.  That seems to be my biggest problem.  I guess I really should follow instructions and only use fully thawed chicken (meaning defrosting the chicken in the microwave…

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Howling Moon

By Andrea | June 23, 2010

There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls.  Last night was one of those nights.  I got home from my full day of work, photo shoots, and rehearsal; and wanted to make some updates to one of the websites I host.  Enter the WordPress 3.0 update.  It’s a nice quick…

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Banana Oatmeal Cookies

By Andrea | June 23, 2010

This is a cookie recipe that I got from my grandmother. They are a great way to use over-ripe bananas, and they’re so good I’ve been known to “waste” bananas so I can make them. Ingredients 1 1/2 cup flour 1 cup sugar 1/2 t baking soda 1 t salt 1/4 t nutmeg 3/4 t…

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Photo Shoot in a Dress

By Andrea | June 22, 2010

Never wear a dress to a photo shoot.  That was the first lesson I learned today.  It was a cute dress, and I looked nice at work, but man…. I should have made time to go home and change between events.  Wearing a dress makes it very difficult to crawl around for floor level shots.…

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How Does Your Garden Grow?

By Andrea | June 22, 2010

Mary, Mary quite contrary, how does your garden grow? With silver bells and cockle shells and pretty maids all in a row? Good for you, Mary. Mine grows like a jungle. Matt & I finally put some cattle panel up in the garden last night. Our cucumbers were taking over our lettuce. Of course, even…

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Fresh Blueberry Muffins

By Andrea | June 21, 2010

Since I went and picked fresh blueberries on Saturday morning, I decided to make some homemade blueberry muffins.  I decided to freeze the blueberries first, in hopes that they would hold up better in the muffins.  They just came out of the oven.  I’m going to have them for breakfast, but have no intention of…

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Miniature Melt-a-Ways

By Andrea | June 21, 2010

This is one of those great recipes that starts with a cake mix, cutting the prep time in half.  Dipping the miniature cakes can be a bit messy, but it’s well worth it. Ingredients 1 box yellow cake mix 3 eggs 1/3 cup oil 1 1/4 cup water or unsweetened juice 1 (16 oz..) pkg…

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Scrapbooking Family

By Andrea | June 21, 2010

I’ve had a lot of fun scrapbooking.  It’s been great fun to go through all of the old photos.  I’ve made pages for different ages, different parts of the family, and for holidays.

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Looong Weekend

By Andrea | June 20, 2010

This weekend was very busy. The Gibson County Antique Machinery Show was this weekend, as well as the first set construction for Gibson County Theatre Company’s production of The Sound of Music. Saturday was particularly busy for me. I has a meeting at the house with a client at 9AM. I am currently working on…

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Oatmeal Cinnamon Chip Cookies

By Andrea | June 20, 2010

Oatmeal Cinnnamon Chip Cookies are one of my favorite dessert foods in the fall.  They have a great warm flavor that cuts thru the first of the autumn chill, of course they are good about any time of year.  I’m actually thinking about making some for open class at the fair.

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Old Fashioned Hard Candy

By Andrea | June 18, 2010

I love hard candy, and it seems that most of my friends and family do too.  The flavorings available for this candy range from cinnamon and wintergreen, to grape and cherry, to coffee and horehound – but I have found that the most popular flavors I make are cinnamon and sour grape (this one requires…

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Scrapbooking High School

By Andrea | June 18, 2010

My first love in high school was always show choir.  That’s right, I was a gleek long before it was cool.  So, of course, my scrapbook has a large section of pages dedicated to it.  I have some very simple pages with just show momentos, and some more complex ones. Along with choir, I loved being…

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