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Dana
San Juan Islands, Washington, USA
I'm a former graphic designer turned textile designer who married her high school sweetheart and had two boys, now grown up.
Interests: Books: anything by Jane Austen, Lord of the Rings, Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner, A Pavilion of Women by Pearl S. Buck, mysteries by Dorothy Sayer, Villette by Charlotte Bronte, Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather. Movies: Galaxy Quest, Local Hero, Shakespeare in Love
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Thank you cynthia. I am touched.
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Thank you for commenting Nganga! I appreciate it.
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I know...aren't they great?
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I'll check it out. Thanks Grace.
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There is the faint possibility of Lyme, but it isn't common. Yeah, sugar is my downfall too. If I go without it for thirty days I can get rid of the cravings. It must have been scary to get Graves as a teenager...it makes you feel so weird.
Toggle Commented Apr 14, 2017 on The wasteland at Raven and Sparrow
I was fasting this week and remembering yours. I think the fast helped. I hope I feel better soon too.
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My husband has had serious health problems over the last decade and we have been much embroiled with mainstream medicine. That makes me want to find other ways for myself. Autoimmune issues are very much about what you eat, so diet seems like an obvious place to start.
Toggle Commented Apr 14, 2017 on The wasteland at Raven and Sparrow
Yeah, its been dragging on and on, getting worse instead of better, but now seems to be moderating. I'll be okay once my thyroid calms down.
Toggle Commented Apr 14, 2017 on The wasteland at Raven and Sparrow
There are lots of ways gluten can mess with your system. When everything is balanced for me I can occasionally eat it, but not right now.
Toggle Commented Apr 14, 2017 on The wasteland at Raven and Sparrow
Thanks Mo! Me too.
Toggle Commented Apr 13, 2017 on The wasteland at Raven and Sparrow
Thank you Tim! I love you too.
Toggle Commented Apr 13, 2017 on Plodding into spring at Raven and Sparrow
Thank you Kelly!
Toggle Commented Mar 22, 2017 on Plodding into spring at Raven and Sparrow
Thanks Liz! Weaving different fabrics and colors together was effective in integrating dark and wintery dishes with a lighter feeling for spring.
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Thanks Dee. Yes, the stitching is soothing compared to the weaving, but sooooo slow.
Toggle Commented Mar 15, 2017 on Plodding into spring at Raven and Sparrow
Oh, March 18! Ha Ha. My dad's birthday is March 17, St. Patrick's Day.
Toggle Commented Mar 14, 2017 on Birthday girl at Raven and Sparrow
Happy Recent Birthday Hazel!
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I hadn't thought of that, but yes, it clearly is.
Toggle Commented Mar 13, 2017 on Plodding into spring at Raven and Sparrow
That green is the real "spring" in this cloth. I'm glad you like it, Hazel.
Toggle Commented Mar 13, 2017 on Plodding into spring at Raven and Sparrow
Right! Wobbles are good! Thanks Vicky, I appreciate your encouragement.
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This should be completely washable. Everything is either cotton or linen, prewashed thoroughly. That said, being a runner it is less susceptible to spills than a full tablecloth. I'm glad you like it Michelle.
Toggle Commented Mar 12, 2017 on Plodding into spring at Raven and Sparrow
Thanks Mo! It really has taken an age to get here, huh?
Toggle Commented Mar 12, 2017 on Plodding into spring at Raven and Sparrow
Your are a Pisces too?! When is your birthday? There are quite a number of us fishy people in the blog circle, judging by Dee's comment. I like the beady sprigs too. It is a garland bought years ago that I keep cutting into smaller and smaller bits. I was wishing I had time to wire little bead bunches from it onto posts that could be inserted into the flower arrangement, but then thought....nah.
Toggle Commented Mar 11, 2017 on Birthday girl at Raven and Sparrow
Thank you Liz! I miss you too! I'm hoping to get my groove back soon.
Toggle Commented Mar 8, 2017 on Birthday girl at Raven and Sparrow
Thank you Marti! It was a special day.
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Happy Birthday Dee! When is your birthday? I am trying to return from the political desert to the things that used to sustain me. I'm glad you like the table.
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