Author Archives: LRStrand

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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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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