Author Archives: LRStrand

Variations on a Kitty Block

Some time ago, I made three Kitty blocks using Elizabeth Hartman’s design. Then I made five additional versions. A couple weeks ago, I finally got around to putting them together into a small quilt, but I needed one more for … Continue reading

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My French Fabric

When my husband and I visited my daughter in Paris in mid-2016, I made a point of finding a fabric shop and purchasing some uniquely French fabric. I wanted something unlike anything I could find at home in Seattle. I … Continue reading

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Getting Back To It

I was aware that it had been awhile since my last post, but it was a little surprising to see that six months have passed. Sometimes day-to-day life has a way of filling up all one’s time. Anyway, those six … Continue reading

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Icelandic Skyr

On the last night of our road trip around Iceland last month, we stayed at a working farm called Eftstidalur. It’s a working dairy farm which in 2002 opened a restaurant and added overnight accommodations in response to a growth … Continue reading

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Backyard Flowers

The crocuses, daffodils, and tulips if the front yard are long gone. Now, it’s the back yard that is full of color. There are two kinds of lavender . . . English and . . . Spanish. Two kinds of … Continue reading

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Twisted Star

When selecting the fabrics for this quilt, my latest contribution to Project Linus, I had to thoroughly sift through my stash. First, I had to find enough light-value, “cool” fabrics that went well together. Then, I had to find enough … Continue reading

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Our Meal Kit Adventure

So, my husband and I listen to lots of podcasts. For quite awhile now, we’ve noticed that a common sponsor is one or another of these delivered-to-your-door meal kit subscription services. Blue Apron was the first, then Sun Basket came … Continue reading

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