Salted Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies 

It’s rare that I get obsessed about making cookies. The first time was the Smitten Kitchen’s Brownie Cookies over the holidays. Now these. 
Stop what you’re doing and make these cookies. I promise you won’t regret it. 

Warning: the dough must rest for 12 hours so try to wait  patiently. Or bake yourself just one test cookie to take the edge off…just one. 

Recipe from New York Times Cooking.

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The Dog Pacer 

Two very kind and generous people gave us their Dog Pacer for Shakes to use this winter. I had planned to document his progress, thinking to ease him in slowly.  I don’t know what I was thinking, he’s always been confident and quick to figure things out.     I’m so happy he’ll have an… Read More

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Tea, please!

Tea for Carolanne-19

I love tea. Black teas, green teas, herbal teas – there’s almost always a cup of tea just within reach on my desk or side table. I will choose tea over other drinks, even in the summer. I love tea. My mother says my first high tea was at 4 years old. I was all… Read More

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Overnighter: Watkins Glen State Park


Where:  Schuyler County, New York Where we stayed:  Candlewood Suites What we saw: Watkins Glen State Park Where we ate: The sweetest family diner called Sugar & Spice    – when you go, go hungry, the pancakes, omelettes are huge! I was pleasantly surprised that it wasn’t greasy like some small diners. For dinner, Hand… Read More

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Slow Swoon


Pattern: Swoon Quilt by Camille Roskelley Fabric: Heirloom by Joel Dewberry Time to finish: 3 long years Is it really already Thanksgiving?  I’ve got some catching up to do around here! Starting with publishing this long drafted post about August’s big sewing finishes. I started this quilt in April 2012 at Johanna’s class at the… Read More

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Lakeshore West Dream Dress

  Pattern: Alabama Chanin Studio Style – long tank dress, size large Fabric: 100% cotton jersey in dusk Stencil: Magdalena Techniques: stencil, hand stitch, reverse appliqué (here’s a tutorial), felled seams, beading. Supplies: Perebo paint in grey, pearl and lightener; stencil sponge, white and grey button craft thread, blunt end needle, beads. I’m calling this… Read More

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Prince Edward Island Road Trip

Lobster roll as big as my face!

Photos – click on a photo to scroll through the pictures Trip Data: Where: Prince Edward Island (PEI), Canada. Route:  Home, Quebec City (one night)> Prince Edward Island (one week)>Portland, Maine (one night) > Home. Total kilometers travelled:  4000. Maximum number of driving hours in a row: 11 (Portland to Home). Accommodation:  Chepstow Cottages in… Read More

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Road Trip to Prince Edward Island and travelling with the blog


We’ve hit the road for a few days, passing through Quebec, New Brunswick, and will spend a week in Prince Edward Island before routing back through bits of New Hampshire and New York State to get home. This blog has been long neglected, mostly as a result of feeling pressure to write “articles”, and then… Read More

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Oh My, Moneta!

My Moneta

When my brother came to town in May from NYC, he brought with him both of the Colette patterns Mabel and Moneta, and the Guide to Sewing with Knits. I was so excited!  It took a month before I had time to tackle the Moneta pattern, and even longer to get this post together, but… Read More

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