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Mar. 30, 2012 10:07 am 
Updated: Mar. 31, 2012 8:40 am
100 Classic Napkin Folds: Simple and Stylish Napkins for Every Occasion: How to create simple and elegant folds/displays for every occasion, all shown ... 300 beautiful photographs and illustrationsFolding napkins can be fin!  This is not on our reading list, but I thought you might be inspired to set a table with some pretty napkins!

A swan gliding on a plate for an
invitation to a scrumptious meal!

Folding paper napkins can give a
nice look that can't always be
achieved with a cloth napkin.

This is fun to make.  Using one
napkin, you create 2 squares

This is a napkin rolled into a scroll
then loosely knotted.
This is the scroll, folded in half.
then fastened with a napkin ring.
There are many things that can
be used as napkin rings, including
rings, braided vines, and hair bands!
This is a pleated napkin, folded in
half, and tucked into a glass! This
napkin looks cute tucked into a
wine glass. Just don't use the
napkin ring!
This is a napkin with some extra
folding that is also put into stem

For the children in your life. Set a
napkin on their plate with toddler
The puppy lovers might appreciate
having dog-gone cute napkin of
man's vest friend! You can show
off a button collection or place
wrapped candies on for the eyes
and mouth.
For all of the kids who want that
special rabbit to visit on Easter!
The napkin folds into a rabbit
shape, while a cotton ball, cloves
and rosemary make him more
Some of you might want to check in your libraries for a way to decorate your tables with folded napkins. Check out Youtube for ideas, too!

Coming up on April 7 is our book club book review of preparing ourselves for different kinds of weather. This book talks about what a storm system actually is, and ways to prepare yourselves and your pets for weather emergencies. Extreme Weather by Bonnie Schneider

On Saturday, April 21, our book discussion will be another murder mystery by Laura Childs.  Notice that the author has a suggestion of crafts and recipes to go along with the story.
Skeleton Letters by Laura Childs

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Mar. 30, 2012 10:49 am
I am taking the grand girls to the library later and will be looking for both books and the one on folding.
Mar. 30, 2012 2:18 pm
Sue- very cute! I especially like the rabbit. Thanks for sharing.
Mar. 31, 2012 5:31 am
I'll have to look for Extreme Weather! The napkin folding looks fun! Thanks, Sue!
Mar. 31, 2012 6:53 am
sueb - with these folding skills one could always get a job on a cruise line :) Too cute!
Mar. 31, 2012 8:39 am
Oh, I just thought of something. I should have practiced the paper napkin folding for work today. I'm demoing "olive oil and sea salt butter". I could have made some napkins to decorate my table. Darn, have to run to work now.
Mar. 31, 2012 8:40 am
Oh, I just thought of something. I should have practiced the paper napkin folding for work today. I'm demoing "olive oil and sea salt butter". I could have made some napkins to decorate my table. Darn, have to run to work now.
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Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, for each batch of cookies that are baked, 1/2 dozen go into the freezer. On Christmas, we assemble all the 1/2 dozens on a platter. It's a wonderful variety! The kids want 2 dozen of each kind of candy saved!
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New recipes! We've (the family) all won at state fairs. We love to come up with new ideas, then experiment!
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When I was called to the hospital because of a family emergency, I forgot to turn off the stove while cooking chicken. I returned home to a house that smelled awful! That was just a little while before overnight guests arrived! Another time, when I was canning sweet pickles, I had 7 quarts of hot sticky pickles in glass jars come crashing to the floor. Talk about a mess!
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