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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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Our San Francisco Vacation: Residential Architecture

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Digging into My Stash of Embroidery Floss

It’s been years since I did any embroidery. I first picked it up when I was about 11 or 12. My oldest sister was into it; I probably started to do it to emulate her, but then discovered that I … Continue reading

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Back to the Studio

Now that the weather has begun to warm up, I’ve moved my sewing machine back out to my studio. I’m not sure when I moved my sewing machine into the house, but I think it may have been in November. … Continue reading

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A (Nearly) Empty Spool

For as much as I hand-quilt, you might think I use a lot of thread. However, this is only the second spool of thread that I can recall using up. That spool originally had 250 yards of thread on it. … Continue reading

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