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Sweet Stitches

In honor of my very favorite holiday, I embroidered a set of cocktail napkins using Wild Olive’s Trick-or-Treaters patterns. I love their expressive little faces. Happy Halloween!

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Puppy Alert

Our neighbors Alix and Scott just brought home this little fuzz ball. Clemmy is her name, and eating deer poop in her game. She’s a German Shepherd, so she won’t stay these little for long. Her ears are on the … Continue reading

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Charmed, I'm Sure

Last Sunday, I headed to Leslie Bonnell’s Stitch Lab for Charm Bracelets & Earrings with Jennifer Perkins of the Naughty Secretary Club. I’m a big fan of Jennifer’s Cha Cha Bracelets, crammed with more wonderfully tacky beads and bits than you … Continue reading

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Art Class: Day 1

On Tuesday, I had my first day of Drawing I, an informal evening class at UT. Our first task was an upside down drawing, working from a Picasso drawing of Igor Stravinsky. I thought mine was looking okay. But then … Continue reading

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Hini Flu Fever

I work at a boarding school and H1N1 has taken a toll on our population in the last couple of weeks – 15% of our kids have been sick. Fortunately, it seems to have cycled through and folks are feeling … Continue reading

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What's My Name?

Alright, I admit it. I have now been married to Ben for almost a year and I still haven’t legally changed my name. I decided a long time ago that that changing my name would be more of an aesthetic … Continue reading

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Ben's Bow Ties

When Ben and I got married last November, he wanted to wear a Carolina blue bow tie. We hunted high and low for the right shade of blue and the perfect fabric, and ended up placing a custom order with … Continue reading

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Garden & Gun

I subscribed to Garden & Gun magazine a couple of months ago (after it was recommended by our friend Elizabeth) and was thrilled to receive my first issue this week. After finally finishing Ellen Gilchrist’s Nora Jane, and before diving … Continue reading

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My New Stitching Addiction

I remember reading about Jenny Hart and Sublime Stitching a few years ago in Bust and thinking she had a really cool thing going. I recently bought one of her hand embroidery kits and a baby bib to practice on. … Continue reading

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A Merlotte's Meal at Home

My New Orleans cousins sent us a lovely wedding gift this week filled with Louisiana goodies. Cooking up a Storm is a collection of recipes collected through The Times-Picayune after Hurricane Katrina washed away the recipe collections of many residents. … Continue reading

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