Author Archives: LRStrand

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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Things I Now Cook in the Oven

I’m not sure what prompted me initially to Google “Cooking bacon in the oven,” or something close to that. But I did, and in a small way, it has changed my life. I used to fry bacon on the stovetop … Continue reading

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The Kitty Quilt

Reviewing old blog posts, I saw that I mentioned the first two blocks for this quilt in January 2016. After making more blocks, sewing them together, and quilting the top, I finally sewed down the binding the other evening. It’s … Continue reading

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Our Oregon Coast Vacation: Wildlife

This time two weeks ago, we were in Crescent City, California, after attending my 40th high school reunion in Ashland, Oregon. While there, we saw the first of several wild creatures — in this case, a whole bumch of seals … Continue reading

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Our San Francisco Vacation: Residential Architecture

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Regarding Apples

Earlier this year, I asked my husband to save the seeds from the Honey Crisp apples he cuts up for his lunches. I thought it would be fun to plant some and see if one, or more, would sprout. From … Continue reading

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