Author Archives: LRStrand

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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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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