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Passing on the torch

2014-098Fanesca is the traditional Ecuadorian dish for Easter. It also happens to be my all-time favorite when it comes to Ecuadorian cuisine. I will never turn down an invitation to eat a bowl, regardless of who prepares it and what particular ingredients are included or left out. Except for “mellocos,” which you might have heard of as ulluco tubers.  Certainly not my favorite, and I will pick them out if included. Read More »

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A bit more on the extension

2014-096As I was going through my image folder I found some additional pics of the extension on my mom’s house I had completely forgotten. Read More »

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Circle Inspiration

2014-089This morning I literally stumbled onto what initially looked like a completely empty page, except for one single object. “What?,” I thought. It turned out to be a really fun exercise. Read More »

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Building an extension

2014-079More than a year after leaving our life in Quito we all seem to have finally settled in our new homes or locations. That is, Jamie and Carlos will most likely be staying in the apartment they’ve been living in, and my mother will definitely be staying in our country cottage in the valley of Guayllabamba, north of Quito. For them, “home” is now a reality. Read More »

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I’ve been caught!

This is the message I received from Jared this morning: “Just so you know, I do read your blog every now and then…. :)” Read More »

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Thai Cooking

2014-072 My sweet child and only  favorite daughter Jamie loves to cook. Let me put it this way: cooking is her quilting. (Ok, she likes to crochet, too! :) ) Read More »

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Quilting practice and a quick project

2014-066In as much as possible, weekends I try to dedicate a day to either sew, sew, sew, or to take an online class or follow some tutorial and learn something new. And, of course, sew. :) Read More »

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Ruler storage

2014-040Organizing one’s stash and tools pretty much depends on the space available. And whether you are willing to spend $$$ on special furniture to house all your goodies to perfection. Or, better still, :) find creative alternatives to keep all those goodies in order. Read More »

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Omiyage: Handmade Gifts in the Japanese Tradition

2014-039“Omiyage” is the Japanese word for gift, and with her book Omiyage : Handmade Gifts from Fabric in the Japanese Tradition, best-selling author Kumiko Sudo has outdone herself again! This time she turns her attention to 43 absolutely beautiful handmade fabric gifts: Temari balls, pincushions, pockets, pouches, good luck charms, evening bags… even a marvelous little sewing box! Read More »

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Free Motion Quilting a Sampler

I am a Craftsy addict. :) Because there is no quilting tradition in my country, and nowhere for me to take classes locally, this has been a wonderful way for me to continue to learn new techniques and improve my quilting skills. Read More »

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In the hoop again

Ok, so you’ve seen this project before.  I know… more than once. :( I’m talking about my oldest UFO, which in May will turn 10 years old. Read More »

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Regrowing lettuce

2014-028Every now and then I take some time to browse around Pinterest – gardening tips are some of my favorites! Read More »

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Broken spindles? How to fix your thread rack!

2014-022For my smaller spools of thread I have two June Tailor racks that sit on a table next to my sewing machine. Read More »

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