Author Archives: LRStrand

My New Obsession Part 2

I am so into English paper piecing! Here’s what I’ve done so far. Plus I’ve prepped the pieces for 3 or 4 more, which involves cutting out the hexagons or half-hexagons and gluing them to the paper templates. It’s fun … Continue reading

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Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect

On Christmas Eve Day, my husband and I went downtown to see this exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum. Even if you don’t know who Andrew Wyeth is, you probably have seen an image of “Christina’s World,” commonly seen in … Continue reading

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My New Obsession

I first tried my hand at English paper piecing a little more than a year ago, and discovered that I really enjoyed it. After completing this sampler quilt, for which I did a fair bit of hand piecing, I decided … Continue reading

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No Spark of Joy

Yesterday, we cleared out the little closet in our kitchen that we call the pantry, disposed of some items that were well past their “best-used-by” date, and put the rest back in a more organized manner. It was kind of … Continue reading

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Mending a Doll

I don’t recall how I happened to come into the possession of this old doll of my mom’s. I don’t know why she still happened to have it, to be able to pass it on to me. It is very … Continue reading

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Making Progress

Sometimes, it takes me a really long time to finish something. In this case, the project in question has been set aside for nearly a year. I purchased the kit for a sweater about two-and-a-half years ago. I’m not sure … Continue reading

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Two Quilts

If you’ve been following this blog at all, you may know that I am always working on multiple projects. Currently, I am stitching a hand pillow, there’s a kitty ready to stuff, I just turned the heel on a sock, … Continue reading

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