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The return of the rabbit

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Three springtime's ago I did quite a lot of needle felting, during the last trimester of my daughter's pregnancy and for a while after my granddaughter was born.  Needle felting at that time was a substitute creative release for me, because I was on hiatus from oil painting for a bit at the time. I am a professional writer and fine artist by trade, but there are many crafts I have enjoyed over the course of my lifetime, beginning with learning to knit and crochet when I was a little kid.   I was recalling the other day how much...

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Chocolate. Coffee. Whiskey.

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Remember seeing photos of the cookies I make with chocolate, coffee, and whiskey (among other things) in the ingredients? I love making those cookies at the holidays and sending a dozen each to various family members and some friends. I love photographing them also, because they look so scrumptious and photograph so beautifully. Sometimes I make a second round of them at Valentine's Day, adding a drop or two of red food coloring to make the icing pink and again, send them out a dozen apiece to family who I sorely miss. What makes me sad, however, is that I...

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Today in our life ...

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I'll be writing more a little later, and posting a blog in the morning. In the meantime, I wanted to share this with all of my readers. My son's Etsy Shop (FlyingJunction.Etsy.com) is offering free shipping this week. If you haven't seen his work before, he painstakingly designs authentic looking, vintage inspired subway signs and bus scrolls featuring neighborhoods in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, London, Paris, Seattle and more. He can personalize any of his offerings, or make a custom sign to your own specifications celebrating important places and "subway or bus stops" from your own life....

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As seen in Interweave Knits Holiday Gifts, 2011

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Read my blog on Kindle. You can also find my funny short story for knitters, "A Matter of Perspective" at Amazon for Kindle. I have another "As seen in..." to report, dear readers. Interweave Knit's Holiday Gifts, 2011 issue will hit newsstands on Tuesday, September 6, 2011 and our Knitter's Eye Charts are featured in the issue in the Gifts for Knitter's section. They wrote to me earlier in the summer, and of course I was very excited to learn they wanted to feature our Eye Chart in the issue. Both Interweave and Vogue (Vogue Knitting Fall 2011) had me...

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Recipe: Deconstructed Eggplant Parmesan

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New! Get my blog on Kindle. And, too good not to mention ... Flying Junction is having a Buy Two, Get One Free sale on all paper prints in his online store.  Plus, free shipping.  Gotta love that! This is my Deconstructed Eggplant Parmesan recipe ... shared with love.  I hope you give it a try.  It is especially good if you can get your hands on eggplant from a local farm market rather than at the grocery store.  I have noticed the eggplants we buy at the farm stand are more tender and have less seeds than those I...

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