Author Archives: LRStrand

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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Mindless Knitting

I really enjoy knitting socks, but I’ve made my close friends and family at least one pair — some of them even two or three. It was time to knit something else. I haven’t had much luck with sweaters. One … Continue reading

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Blue Baskets

For the latest quilt top for Project Linus, I chose “Blueberry Baskets” from Basket Bonanza by Nancy Mahoney. The cutting instructions called for each block to use the same blues and yellow fabrics. But I chose different yellows and blues … Continue reading

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Not-So-Scrappy Quilt

Yesterday, I finished sewing together my latest quilt for Project Linus. This one is less scrappy than the previous ones, and I departed from the practice of just using fabric from my stash. I had selected three fabrics to use … Continue reading

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