Seed Shopping, Purple Felt and Hanukkah

My daughter, who turned 2 this week, fell in love with an 8 by 10 piece of purple felt I bought for a craft project. She has been busy using it as a doll blanket, folding it like a napkin, and generally keeping it close. I didn’t plan it that way but I think she likes it more than any of her birthday and Hanukkah gifts combined and it cost 32 cents. As farmers, Hanukkah coincides with the arrival of stacks of beautiful seed catalogs. And now that we have celebrated the eighth night, it is time to turn our …

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Five Yards of Organic Lavender Interlock

I am truly just beginning to sew, so anyone who reads my posts can be assured that the sewing posts will not intimidate.  I will try not to hide my mistakes and my penchant for attaching things backwards. There are a million wonderful sewing blogs and books where you can see simple or complicated projects completed to perfection. I cannot offer that, but I will try to share some of my beginner enthusiasm and maybe a reader will decide to dust off their machine and join the fun. Five yards of organic cotton lavender interlock are washed and fresh from …

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