Author Archives: LRStrand

A Peek into the World My Grandmother Grew Up In

This morning, I was browsing through the email of headlines that I receive from the New York Times every morning. Mostly I just read the headline, and sometimes the tagline, but usually there’s one or two or three that I … Continue reading

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The Sweater at the End of the Tunnel

It’s been almost three years since I purchased the kit to make this sweater. I last posted about it in November 2016. After joining the side seams, it sat for awhile. A few months ago, I knit the ribbing for … Continue reading

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My Favorite Fabric

I bought this fabric back in the late ’80s, I think. I don’t remember how much I bought, maybe a yard or two. There’s not much left — just two pieces, one about 9″ x 20″, the other about 5-1/2″ … Continue reading

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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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