Posts filed in: Events and Holidays


Flowered Eggs

Last night Andy and I made some Easter eggs inspired by these pretty ones. I just clipped some tiny sprigs from our tangle of a yard, placed them on the raw eggs, took a square of pantyhose (if you do...
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Very, very excited about all of the sampler enthusiasm — thank you so much! I am thrilled. We will talk! It's my birthday tomorrow, so I made myself a wee little birthday cake. And took a big huge picture of...
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A Christmas Weekend

Saturday : : Sunday : : Monday : : Tuesday. It's very early in the morning, still dark out, two days after Christmas. I'm upstairs in bed, nightgowned and tucked under flannel sheets, duvet, and quilt, drinking coffee out of...
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Merry and Bright

We wish you a truly happy Christmas, filled with love, hope, warmth, good food, gentle times, and quiet joys. Thank you for being a such a sweet part of our days, and our lives. We love you guys. Love always,...
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Lovely, dark fog this morning in the yard. Frost on the rooftops, on the dried leaves in the yard and the grass. I can hardly see the tree just down the street; it's muffled in its cloud, and I like...
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Winter Busy

There is pale morning light in the living room. There was fog this morning. It settled into a lovely, wispy frostcloud on top of the yard's fallen red leaves. A flock of fat birds were busy in our plum tree....
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I Love Coming Home

I think it's kind of weird that I had already designed and named this year's ornaments before we had any idea that we'd be away from home at all this summer (and this upcoming fall). As we prepare to leave...
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So nice.

Oh my. WHAT a week. Finally done. So nice. I'll stop talking about it now, really. Everything is now shipped. Thank you thank you thank you again. My dream is that people really just enjoy making these samplers. I really...
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The Big Four Oh.

Steam being let off into the woods from the steam train at the Oregon Zoo Oh, snap! Andy had a big birthday on Sunday, and we had a truly magical weekend. Our niece Brooke and nephew Max and Andy's mom...
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Sweet Day

Cold, rainy, and windy outside. Warm and pretty in the house. I am grateful. We made two extra lasagnas to freeze and bake at a later time. Candlelight, dinner, glass of milk. I love milk with lasagna. And you saw...
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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.