Author Archives: LRStrand

Up, Up, and Away

Yesterday, for my birthday, Tim and I went for a ride in a hot air balloon. Back when I worked in Woodinville, every summer I would see them floating over the valley. Somewhere along the way, I decided it would … Continue reading

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My Kind of Florals

Last weekend, I was in Portland, Oregon, for Spring Quilt Market. In addition to meeting up with several of my freelance clients, I took the opportunity to peruse the new offerings from the various fabric companies with an eye towards … Continue reading

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Baby on the Brain

Soon after my daughter informed me that she will be delivering my grandchild in October, I started thinking about what wee items I could knit. Since he/she will be born as the weather is getting colder, first up was a … Continue reading

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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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