Author Archives: Sewfrench

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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