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  • down in the creek

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    It’s been hot here – about 30 degrees above normal for this time of year. We’re fine tuning our house cooling routine with open windows, fans, closed windows and a/c units, closed curtains, etc. with pretty good success. But by far, the best place to […]

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  • hipster hen haven

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    We moved to what I hope is our forever home about 3 months ago. We have moved a LOT in the last 10 years (and really I have my whole adult life) but I think this home is finally the place where we will set […]

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  • signs

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    We spent the evening on Wednesday out at Camp Angelos for my son’s last week of Outdoor School as a student leader. This was our decided up on “end” to homeschooling for him, which was bittersweet. I’m going to have much more to say about […]

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  • letting in the light

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    I spent the last two days at the coast with Kit and my 93 year old grandmother. It’s been a long time since my grandma has been to her beach house, and even longer since we have spent 36 hours alone together. Being with the […]

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  • leveling up

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    I made a quilt. It felt like a real departure from other quilts that I have made, and I think I grew a lot as a quilter through the process of making it. The whole quilt is made from one line of fabric – Handcrafted […]

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  • the driftwood fort

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    We live about 90 minutes from the Pacific Ocean. We usually go to Cannon Beach, but my father has a place in Manzanita that faces onto Nehalem Bay State Park. The park sits on a wide finger of land that juts out between the ocean […]

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  • mad for plaid

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    Last summer I was at the Pendleton Mill store and scored a 5 yard cut of some red/tan/light blue plaid wool on closeout. I don’t remember what I paid, other than that it was ridiculously cheap. I knew that I wanted to use it for […]

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  • I mustache you a question

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    Halloween has come and gone, but I couldn’t let it slip away entirely without posting Kit’s costume. We were originally taking the easy way out with costume parts that we already owned. She and her dad were going to be fairies together. However, the day […]

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  • one way to say I love you

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    I have been on a small making binge lately. Partly because I’m experimenting and trying to build that small line of goods for sale (and does that ever take a long time). But mostly because I love my people. When I gave Kit this pink […]

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  • a sunshine-y Sunday sweater

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    Because it seems to be yellow week around here, I’ll show you one of Kit’s new sweaters. Normally by the end of October, we are firmly zipped and snapped into our rain gear, but this year, after a strangely wet September, we have had an […]

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  • the bee happy dress

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    With wrinkles, because she wouldn’t wait for me to iron it before I put it on her. Nor would she let me comb her hair, so you get wrinky bedhead Kit today. I’ve been a busy bee, sewing and knitting a bunch of clothing for […]

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  • begin again

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    It’s been a whirlwind of a summer and I haven’t gotten as much sewing done as I would have liked. Over the last two weeks I have reorganized the studio and now I’m ready to sew again. I quilted Kit’s twin size quilt (and then […]

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  • nothing a little paint can’t fix

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    We moved into our new home in December and entered a whirlwind of activity – Christmas, my grandma’s 90th birthday party, visitors galore. We brought in furniture, hung things on the walls where there were already nails, and stashed everything else in the basement until […]

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  • getting down to business

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    I make a lot of things. I knit, I cook and bake, I sew clothing for my littles. I make pillows and curtains. But I feel most accomplished (and least skilled) when I make quilts. I have big quilting goals this year. Big. I want […]

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