Posts filed in: March 2012


Coming Together

Yesterday evening, around 6:20 p.m. End of Day 2 on the quilt.
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I had a nice day yesterday. I think fabric shopping is the best, most fun, and most wonderful activity. Extremely relaxing. I thought about fabric a lot yesterday. Isn't it weird that humans like to look at stuff (plants) and...
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Virtual Quilt

I was playing with the cross stitch program I use (PC Stitch) this morning and started putting together a virtual quilt. I've never really planned a quilt before, or even made one that was sort of complicated. Now I kind...
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Dinner Sandwich

I frequently express my congratulations to Andy Paulson, because I'm just so dang happy for him that he had the good sense to marry a girl that makes him croque monsieurs on a whim. Yup, I'm cool like that.
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A Little Farm

Our friends Brady and Peter recently bought a little farm at the edge of the piney woods. It came with an apple orchard, a big gray barn, a flock of sheep, and a hen, but no name. Any ideas? It's...
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"If you're gonna take my picture then you gotta tell the people about my high score."
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Gah. This time of year. I'll call it freezing, with floral accents. It's very, very, very, very gray, and cold, outside. The light reads periwinkle. Everything's periwinkle. I've been knitting a cowl for, oh, ever. This is from the top...
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A Little Spring Snow

Oh, that made me laugh! Thank you for the hilarious comments on Andy's post. That was really sweet. He cracks me up. I love him. Over the weekend there was a sunset. (Only Portlanders will know why that word is...
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cross stitch is easyish

Hi everybody! It's Andy again! Woot woot. Well I had an adventure trying out the new kit. I will illustrate how I felt during each stage (I identified 3). Let's call the first stage Readiness: That's right. Ready for anything,...
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A morning walk to the bakery for Irish soda bread. Things are starting to sprout. I took that first photo through the slats of someone's fence. I love this time of year. Except that it's supposed to rain cold rain...
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embroidered A


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.