Author Archives: Sewfrench

Honoring Those Who Served ~ Veteran’s Day

Happy Veteran’s Day. The freedoms that we enjoy are not free. Many brave men and women in uniform have sacrificed so that we can live as we do. Today is the day that we should thank them. Traditionally at 11-11-11 … Continue reading

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Welcome to the World Sweet Grand Babies!

Our lives will never be the same! We welcomed two sweet new grand babies into the world this month, #5 and #6! Identical girls and they each came in at just over 5 pounds and are healthy and strong! They … Continue reading

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Life’s a Trip

This quilt has been a long time in the making. As scraps piled up I cut into them. I worked on it when I was between other projects. I paused for a while because I wasn’t sure what my finished … Continue reading

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Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine by Sarah Lohman

★★★★★ This unique culinary history of America offers a fascinating look at our past and uses long-forgotten recipes to explain how eight flavors changed how we eat. The United States boasts a culturally and ethnically diverse population which makes for … Continue reading

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Perfectly Imperfect

  Our family’s penchant for making, and appreciating, art comes from many places. There is no doubt these two ladies had an influence in that department. These two sweet ladies are some of the strongest women I have ever known. … Continue reading

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And to elaborate…

on yesterday’s post. When asked, of all the books I read this year, what my VERY favorite book was, I had to ponder the question. It’s always hard to choose THE BEST when there are so many that just come to you … Continue reading

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Books I loved and not so much in 2016

One thing that I learned this year is that the books I loved most were the books I heavily researched, and studied the reviews, before I invested my time on them. Generally, I saw them on several favorite book lists, not just … Continue reading

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Never arrive with your arms swinging.

That’s our motto. And I am constantly in search of the next best hostess gift. We were invited to our newest neighbor’s home for a cocktail party recently. I searched, and searched, for ideas of something new to bring. We have never … Continue reading

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Carson’s Critters

This was such a fun quilt to make. Partly because I didn’t have to think about it thanks to Dani’s wonderful directions! I do not have an Accucut and I didn’t use Dani’s templates, but instead I used my own Eliza’s … Continue reading

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Press Here by Herve Tullet

 ★★★★★ “Press the yellow dot on the cover of this book, follow the instructions within, and embark upon a magical journey! Each page of this surprising book instructs the reader to press the dots, shake the pages, tilt the book, … Continue reading

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