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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
Recent Activity
Thank you Marti! The grayness of the Northwest in winter can seem dreary, but it is also full of beauty. The warmth of home in winter is beautiful.
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Thanks Hazel, you would recognize a Northwest winter day as well as I.
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Thanks Mom! I think you are biased.
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Thank you Saskia! I am fortunate that Becky is my friend.
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Thank you Liz. I hope it will provide a setting for a truly memorable dinner.
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Thanks Grace! This one works, I think.
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Thank you Mo! I'm glad you like it.
Toggle Commented Nov 10, 2017 on Becky's table...winter at Raven and Sparrow
Zinnias are always wonderful. They might have "summered" up the centerpiece, but lilies are summer flowers here as well. Maybe the orange-ness of the lilies makes them feel like fall.
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Yeah, I think so too.
Toggle Commented Oct 31, 2017 on Becky's table....summer again at Raven and Sparrow
Thanks Grace. I love the Fostoria...Mike's mom collected quite a lot of it and I am the lucky beneficiary.
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Yeah, that big a print is something I would never make, but because of that, I feel like it breaks me out of a box. A go big or go home kind of feeling, which is refreshing.
Toggle Commented Oct 28, 2017 on Becky's table...summer at Raven and Sparrow
Grey foliage is so often really useful.
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Thanks Mom. They are coming. It takes a while to get the photos ready.
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Thanks Lees. I'm glad you like it.
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I so think the colors are unusual, but still light and summery. Thanks Mo.
Toggle Commented Oct 27, 2017 on Becky's table...summer at Raven and Sparrow
Thanks Grace! Imagine lots of laughs, because Tim and Becky are so much fun.
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They worked well for more than one setting.
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Oh good! He started out straight and static, but then morphed into a more active shape.
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Thanks Saskia! I appreciate your empathy and sympathy. I am feeling better, and with that I am less careful about my diet. Sugar is creeping back in, although I still avoid most grains and all dairy. I can eat fruit, thank goodness, and I do...a lot. Food is such a basic pleasure....I know I will be wrestling with this for the rest of my life. Thank you also for the link!
Toggle Commented Oct 19, 2017 on No more treats at Raven and Sparrow
I'm glad you like it Mo.
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Thank you Michelle. It all arises from Mo.
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Thanks Marti! I hope I can bring it off.
Toggle Commented Oct 19, 2017 on I dream of a world....... at Raven and Sparrow
You know, I was wondering why this leaped so easily into my consciousness...I'm sure Mo's ladders seeded the ground.
Toggle Commented Oct 19, 2017 on I dream of a world....... at Raven and Sparrow
Oo...no defense and and no judgement. That is so hard to achieve, for me anyway. The gold standard.
Toggle Commented Oct 18, 2017 on Imagine peace at Raven and Sparrow
Relativism and righteousness are the black and white of where we are right now. Its hard to know which is which. Relativism leaves us with nowhere to stand and righteousness provides the illusion of a rock. Neither one can really support us though. Seeing the complications of the world as wild peace is the only way to move through them....she said righteously.
Toggle Commented Oct 16, 2017 on Imagine peace at Raven and Sparrow