Posts filed in: December 2009

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Snow Show

She's not sure. You can tell by the hesitating paw. The dogwood tree in the backyard: a bouquet of frosted flakes. The light turned violet. Everything sounded so different, clear and soft. Way off in the distance, I could hear...
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I was just making some snow buds tea when I looked out the kitchen window, and there they were: Snow buds, for reals! [Squeals!] I did not know that tea could conjure miracle snow!!! Oh, snow. I LOVE YOU MAN!...
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Wishing You

* * * Wishing you all a very merry Christmas and the happiest of holidays from all of us here at Paulson Place! Thank you for being such a sweet, fun, generous, and happy part of our little corner of...
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Ready to Bake My Gingerbreads, Etc.

For my neighbors, from Nigella's recipe for Gingerbread with Lemon Icing. Or possible this recipe which I made a few years ago. It's the week of Christmas. I can hardly believe it's here already. Thank you for all of your...
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Sleepy Saturday

Sleepover morning. Waiting for breakfast. Silverpond's Lemoncello Cinnamon Dream and Silverpond's Dark Country Blizzard (we fancy-named our pretend corgis). Vanilla waffles cooking. Crocheting rabbits and little gray grannies as we talk. Rain and clouds. Tired Clover at our feet. Uncle...
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Little Gray Grannies

Uh oh. I sense another crochet freak-out coming on. I hooked up one little blossom in a few minutes the other night just for fun and now . . . now look. A creeper. I don't have time for the...
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Blue, Snow, and Straw

Believe it or not, I wrapped almost all of my presents the day after Thanksgiving, so they are loooong gone now — so glad. I tried to pick up my mail at my P.O. box a couple of days ago,...
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Winter Stills

Andy's mom has been visiting us since Thursday and we are having a truly wonderful time. We have been busy and I haven't been taking many photos, but these quiet places were asking me [whispering to me] to see them....
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Hearty Winter Squash

Is so good. I usually cube it and roast it with olive oil and a little brown sugar. How do you do it? Raviolis? Souffle? Pancakes? Soup? Any recipe suggestions heartily appreciated! Update: These are AWESOME. Thank you guys. 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.