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Alicia P.
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Boy did I ever have a great birthday. The self-timer picture above, with the camera on the tripod, was taken just an instant before Andy blew out all of my birthday candles. We were going to do it altogether but... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Posie Gets Cozy
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Oh, the messy, bright blur and wonder of all of these days! For goodness sake. Where does the time go? I would've written sooner but I was too busy making a dollhouse floor out of Popsicle sticks and looking at... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2017 at Posie Gets Cozy
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It's Sunday night, the fourth Sunday of Advent. I'm watching The Sound of Music on network TV. The colors and the clothes, if not certain details of the interiors (Maria's room: my dream) and, of course, the songs and scenery... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2016 at Posie Gets Cozy
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Oh, snow. I wait, I wait. When it comes, I'm beside myself, even though, almost every time, snow in Portland quickly turns to ice. I can't get off my own front porch. The enormous orthopedic shoe I wear on my... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2016 at Posie Gets Cozy
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Cold toes :: A jingle of bells :: Amelia singing :: Ballet in the dining room :: A drive in the country :: A tree farm :: Woodsmoke and hot cider :: She learns to love hot chocolate :: Making... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2016 at Posie Gets Cozy
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I organize all of my blog photos in folders by year, and then by month, and then by day. In looking through November's this morning, I don't think there is any other month that starts as much in one season... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2016 at Posie Gets Cozy
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* * * T H A N K Y O U E V E R Y B O D Y ! ! ! ! ! * * * Thank you, thank you for all of your orders and enthusiasm for... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2016 at Posie Gets Cozy
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Stitching is just plain good medicine. Put on your coziest clothes, turn on the twinkly lights, make some tea, find a good movie or your favorite music, get a full-spectrum spotlight (that's the one I have) for those dark nights,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2016 at Posie Gets Cozy
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Hello, dear friends. I hope you are very, very well at the end of this week. I've been mostly quiet in every way, trying to process the results of the election and find ways to think about it, listening to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2016 at Posie Gets Cozy
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Few words, lots of feels. I stood on the other side of the one-way-glass window and watched her dance and was filled with so much joy for her obvious joy I couldn't speak, embarrassed by my tears in front of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2016 at Posie Gets Cozy
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Late-October glow. We go to pumpkin patches and ride hay wagons. I forget what the birds sound like over the fields in the early mornings until this, this one early morning per year that I'm here. Our house sits so... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2016 at Posie Gets Cozy
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Sparkle and blur, everything rushing by. The days spin past me and I only slow to cook or knit, and, even then, I knit like the wind, finishing entire sweaters that I haven't stopped long enough to put on Ravelry;... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2016 at Posie Gets Cozy
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Wow wow wow -- everything. What a great photo essay, firstly, and cool that you guys stayed up late talking. Perfect weekend indeed. Xo
Toggle Commented Oct 11, 2016 on a weekend for making at SouleMama
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Oh. My. Goodness. What a weekend it was. Amelia's fourth birthday party was a blast! I always love her birthday parties so much. We spent Friday getting ready, and I really love those party preparations. Saturday afternoon, when the doorbell... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2016 at Posie Gets Cozy
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Apple picking with Mimi, just the two of us, yesterday. The apples were high in the trees, and small. I love apple trees. The air was cool and dry, the noonday sun dusky and golden. After about an hour she... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2016 at Posie Gets Cozy
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We have this saying in our house. You use it when you have just done something that you "obviously" shouldn't have done, or failed to do something that you "obviously" should have done, etc. To use it, just say, when... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2016 at Posie Gets Cozy
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One more weekend away, squeezing the last golden drops out of summer at our favorite place on the river. It felt slow but it went fast. Crickets sang, ducks floated by. The beds were cozy and the coffee was hot.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2016 at Posie Gets Cozy
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Well, well. School has started and it has been wonderful. School days! All two of them so far! :) First day: All the parents and kids wait in the foyer for the classroom door to open. There is one moment... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2016 at Posie Gets Cozy
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It's no exaggeration to say I was in crisis the entire time I was making Jamie Oliver's Sticky Squid Balls from his show Jamie's 15-Minute Meals, which was on for about five seconds back in the fall of 2012. I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2016 at Posie Gets Cozy
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Andy had the whole weekend off and we had nothing to do (this almost never happens). I had a pile of fabric and patterns and needed some alone time (I almost never get this). Into the sewing room I tear,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2016 at Posie Gets Cozy
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Oh, it's the county fair! I'm so glad we went on Tuesday instead of tomorrow, like we almost planned to, because they say it's going to be 102 today and tomorrow. I'm so beyond over the hot weather I could... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2016 at Posie Gets Cozy
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The trip back home is always a little different than the trip out. Tired, bored, ready for familiar food, ready for familiar scenery, and very ready for familiar beds (and showers), I try not to wish for the train to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2016 at Posie Gets Cozy
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Door County, Wisconsin, is a peninsula in eastern Wisconsin that sits between Green Bay and Lake Michigan. It is a very popular vacation destination for Chicagoans, and, as children and young adults, Andy and I both came here with our... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2016 at Posie Gets Cozy
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Almost two weeks ago (we're home now), Andy, Amelia, and I left for our vacation to visit Andy's family for his parents' fiftieth wedding anniversary. We took the train from Portland, Oregon, to Chicago, Illinois, then drove up all together... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2016 at Posie Gets Cozy
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Well, I've been trying to write this thing for five days! Summer is nuts. It kind of leaves me speechless. Yesterday my car thermometer was consistently showing it was over 100 degrees. My bad foot hates hot weather and so... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2016 at Posie Gets Cozy
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