Author Archives: Fran Gardner

Don’t sweat the pumpkin seeds

  Just a seasonal reminder: if you are roasting seeds from your Halloween pumpkin, you don’t need to clean off all the pulp from every last one. Separating the seeds from the pulp is messy but fun in a visceral sort of … Continue reading

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A little quilted bag for the mother of Robert’s Russian professor.

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It's just a kitchen, cluttered –but the colors! I love color.

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Light through trees on my street filtered sunlight during the eclipse. Each of these light patches is an image of the sun with the moon partially covering it.

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Memories and fabric

On her While She Naps blog, quilter and designer Abby Glassenberg describes a new project, a quilt with 99 hexagons, each one representing a fabric in her stash. “I’ve had some of these fabrics for more than 10 years,” she … Continue reading

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A little notice

Jessica Skultity at The Wonky Press (issue #39: Why I’m Writing a Book, Bright Yellow Quilts, and Some Great Links) has said some kind things about a little quilt I made earlier this year. Since it was for a baby, I used … Continue reading

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January signs

On Jan. 2, 2017, which was the New Year’s holiday this year, I found a couple of interesting signs near where SE Powell meets 50th and Foster Road. The grammatically challenged sign below was, sadly, on the door of the … Continue reading

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Vegetables for breakfast; lentils and labne

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Happy in Chester, Vermont

My daughter Lyza now lives in the country near Chester, Vt. Moon Dog not only has good food and smoothies but also a small grocery that includes some fine organic produce.

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Vegetables for breakfast

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