Posts filed in: April 2012


A Little Garden

And there it is, our little garden, two days old. So excited! So tired! More soon!
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Spring Busy

I forget: Photos look so cool when they are printed. Especially at big sizes, like 8" x 10". I've been going through my archives, especially since getting the Canon, and picking out lots of photos to turn into prints. They...
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For Future Veggies

In the now-quiet house, the animals appear again, venturing back out into the center of the spaces. After a weekend of the most beautiful weather I've even seen in my entire life, yesterday dawned cloudy and cool, a welcome margin...
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The best visit ever. Dear, sweet treasures in my life. xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo
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Can't Hardly Wait

We are so lucky! Our friends are coming to visit us! The plane gets in this afternoon. My heart is bubbling over. So, so, so excited. So excited.
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Lemons and Poppyseeds

I finally finished tying the quilt shortly after I took this photo. It was all I could do not to take it out of the dryer (I always wash and dry my quilts [on warm] the minute I finish them),...
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We Get Ready

Rain rain go away. My dearest friend Martha and her baby girl Mila are coming to visit in two days and the forecast is rain all the way. I have the conversation circle all ready out back, but I have...
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April Showers

In between sunbreaks I would like to tie the quilt, especially when it's pouring, and I mean pouring rain outside and us girls are all tucked in upstairs after dinner, waiting for Andy in the warm, rosy lamplight with some...
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While the Dough Rises

Winner: Most Kissable Nose 2012. If you haven't made the Dutch oven bread yet pretty pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease try it right away. I seem to have stalled out after my quilting frenzy. Now all I do is just sit around watching our...
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Getting to Know the Wild Flowers

And a slug. In his natural environ. Lower Macleay Trail, 4/9/12. (*Several people have written to me to let me know that they have been having a hard time leaving comments for the past week or so. I think Typepad...
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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.