Posts filed in: August 2009


Arden's Quilt

On a Friday afternoon in mid-summer, we got a late start on our shopping because the dog had gotten stung in the nose by a bee, and we didn't want to leave her alone with her big, sad nose. We...
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Autumn-Approaching Pasta

Thank you so much for all the nice comments on the pillowcases! I am so glad you like them. I like simple silhouettes like that sometimes. (And in answer to a few people who asked about the pink gingham pillowcase...
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Free Embroidery Pattern at Sew, Mama, Sew!

In the throes of Ollalieberry Overdrive, I was looking at these dark, mossy-green sheets and thought I should take a few minutes to embroider a little flower on the pillowcases, and have an ensemble. For the design I took one...
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Minty Fresh

Andy, Arden, and I made homemade mint–chocolate chip ice cream (Arden's choice) a couple of weeks ago and it was yummy. I had a special bar of chocolate from The Meadow, and we used big handfuls of mint from the...
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The Clackamas County Fair

Oh, how I dearly love the fair! We love to visit with the animals. We say hi to the snoozing pigs. We feel nervously scrutinized by chickens. We wish we could pet a pile of ducklings. We contemplate the doves....
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Late-Summer Garland

I've been trying to break out of my usual color palette lately, first with the hot pinks and lime greens of Arden's quilt (which is so cute, and finished, and I'm planning to give it to her next week and...
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Hot Summer Soup

Thank you very much for all of your gentle and truly kind comments on Tuesday's post. I got choked up reading so many of them, as I always do when people talk about love, and animals. I have been in...
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This past weekend was the second anniversary of losing Audrey. Time: It really flies. I used to hear people saying that when I was younger and I would think they were crazy. Were we on the same planet? During those...
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Calico Blossom Fever

Many hexes! Yes, we're still here on the hexes. It's true that once you start you'd better settle in, 'cause you can't stop. Well, scratch that — you'll stop once you get a tender makings of a callous on your...
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Hexagon Piecing

Oooooh, I had a feeling. I had a feeling these would be addictive. I've wanted to do this — English paper piecing — for a while but I wasn't sure I could handle another distraction. I'm still not sure I...
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My name is Alicia Paulson
and I love to make things. I live with my husband and daughter in Portland, Oregon, and design sewing, embroidery, knitting, and crochet patterns. See more about me at




Since August of 2011 I've been using a Canon EOS 60D with an EF 18-200mm kit lens and an EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro lens.