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It’s finished!

Well, kind of. At least all the construction part. But basically my mom’s new suite is done. Just a few odds and ends that will be taken care of over the next few days.

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Handy Dandy Kitchen Charts

Just came across a pretty nifty blog…. nothing to do with quilting, but you might find it useful for some pretty nifty charts! From S.B.LattinDesign. 

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Passing on the torch

Fanesca 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 […]

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A bit more on the extension

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

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Building an extension

More 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 […]

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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…. :)”

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Thai Cooking

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! 🙂 )

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Ruler storage

Organizing 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.

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Regrowing lettuce

Every now and then I take some time to browse around Pinterest – gardening tips are some of my favorites!

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Broken spindles? How to fix your thread rack!

For my smaller spools of thread I have two June Tailor racks that sit on a table next to my sewing machine.

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An Alternative Wedding Ceremony

I know… it’s time. Friends and relatives who were not able to be at Jamie and Carlos’ wedding have clamored for photos. It’s taken me long enough, so let me make up for it with this post.

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A July wedding

As some of you know, the last month was particularly busy for our family. Two weeks ago Jamie, my youngest child  and only daughter, married her boyfriend of two years, Carlos. Here’s their cute “Save the Date” photo:

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Adapting a sewing space

In the three months since I moved, I have done very little sewing. Even after the move, unpacking and organizing all my sewing things was left for the end.

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