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A micro-vacation, Part VI: Excess and opulence to rival Asgard's

After a lunch of quadruple-P museum cafe food (pre-packaged, pretentious, and pricey), we are ready to drive a mile or so, play “hunt the parking space” again, and visit another museum. 549 more words

Lego Loki

"It is never too late--in fiction or in life--to revise." -Nancy Thayer

I have so many passions and interests that it is hard to know which I want to invest a little time in, which I want to invest a lot of time in, and which I mostly want to applaud others for investing their time in. 409 more words

Being Ourselves


Still smocking. Not sure why I’m drawn to it so much. I like the effect, I guess. It’s pretty much fancy pleating, and has limited uses, but I find myself starting new swatches and stitches lately, despite having plenty of other projects I should focus on. 64 more words


tree hugger

This last week I’ve started the model for the newest design in my cross stitch quilt block collection,  Tree Hugger.  This design features 16  3×3″ blocks, and is densely stitched using only full stitches.   203 more words

Carolyn Manning Designs

Using scraps

No embellishers were harmed during the making of this fabric ;)


August flowers

I sometimes expect August to be hot and sunny just because it is school summer holidays. But the reality is often a bit different! We have had some very grey, wet days here recently and the evenings are already getting noticeably darker earlier.  103 more words


Almost Spring...a studio update

I survived my birthday and conquered the blues!  In the end we didn’t bake a cake, but instead opted for blue velvet cupcakes…and the kids helped me to decorate them. 396 more words

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