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

Blocking The Sound Of Music

By Andrea | June 17, 2010

Of course, I mean blocking in the theatrical sense.  We are still working on blocking scenes for the upcoming Gibson County Theatre Company production of The Sound of Music.  Though, “we” really has nothing to do with me in this case, I’m not even in the play, but I’ve been to every rehearsal so far. …

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Mamaw’s Fresh Strawberry Pie

By Andrea | June 17, 2010

I saw some big ripe strawberries at the grocery today.  I got a small box and ate them at lunch.  I’m considering going back for more tomorrow, and making a strawberry pie; because nothing is better when strawberries are in season than Mamaw’s fresh strawberry pie.  I keep meaning to try to make it with…

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Fruit Pizza

By Andrea | June 16, 2010

This fruit pizza is basically a giant sugar cookie in a tart pan that is iced in a philly cream cheese topping with bananas, blueberries and strawberries. To start I always use a sugar cookie recipe with granular, instead of powered, sugar for this.  Of course, I should also mention that I make my fruit pizza…

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Digital Scrapbooking

By Andrea | June 16, 2010

Even though I never seem to have time to finish my traditional scrapbooks, I seem to breeze through the creation of digital scrapbooks.  I think a lot of that is the ability to make changes.  If I glue something to a page, it’s there, but with digital, I can play, and with the extra confidence…

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Grama’s 2-Hour Rolls

By Andrea | June 15, 2010

Blogging about my scrapbook pages for elementary school is making me a bit sentimental.  So, It’s time to share the recipe for my grama’s 2-hour rolls.  My grama’s rolls are famous everywhere she goes.  Even when she makes double batches, they always run out.  The secret to these rolls is not to over handle them,…

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Zoo Art Project

Scrapbooking Elementary School

By Andrea | June 15, 2010

In between all of my other projects, I have been working on a scrapbook of some of my things from school.  I was really proud of myself when I finially figured out what to do with some of my old school projects.  I’m putting them in my scrapbook.  It gets them out of a plastic…

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My Graffiti

Coloring in the Theatre

By Andrea | June 15, 2010

We had rehearsals for Gibson County Theatre Company’s production of The Sound of Music last night.  The rehearsal went well.  It was the first night of blocking, and a total of 5 scenes were blocked by the end of the night.  The first blocking rehearsal was with the Nuns.  It went quite well, and I…

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Meat Kabobs

By Andrea | June 14, 2010

It’s summer, and summer is time for grilling…. Mostly because using the oven heats up my kitchen, and increases the cost of the A/C. I’m not a big fan of crunchy veggies, so instead of adding veggies to my kabobs, the ones I make are strictly meat.  I start with cubed roast (stew meat) and…

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Wedding Decore

By Andrea | June 14, 2010

In honor of our 6 month anniversary last Saturday, today’s crafts post is about the decore at our wedding. Since we got married in December, we used a lot of evergreens in our decorations. At the entrance to the reception we used a Christmas Tree Arch. With a lot of help from Cindy Beadles, a…

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Scrapbooking My Wedding

By Andrea | June 12, 2010

I love to scrapbook, when I have the time, and the money. Most recently, I have been scrapbooking some of the things from my wedding. Of course, my husband and I have been married for 6 months and I still am not done with the scrapbook, I am also still waiting for the professional photographs…

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Cherry Delight

By Andrea | June 12, 2010

The annual church picnic is tomorrow.  I’m on the list for dessert, so I’m planning to make some Cherry Delight.  It is a quick, easy dessert that goes over well at cook-outs and pot-lucks. Ingredients 1 angel food cake 8 oz.. cream cheese 3 T powdered sugar 2 pkg dream whip (can be replaced with cool…

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Gibson County Relay For Life

By Andrea | June 12, 2010

The Gibson County Relay for Life was last night through this morning.  As I have for the past 8 years, I went out to help Dave Kunkel Sound Service with the gig.  It’s always nice to have someone else there, when you are running the sound board + the computer.  I had a pretty good…

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