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October 21, 2021
embroidery on gingham, a cloth book of stitch sampling in progress [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

contemporary embroidery posted a photo:

embroidery on gingham, a cloth book of stitch sampling in progress

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September 16, 2021
Learning to live with a second language from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!


When I lived in Montreal many years ago, it was so easy to switch from one language to another, and people understood you. Sometimes, we could find the word easier in the other language, and often we did! You never thought anything about it. I even remember having conversations with people who wanted to improve their English and me wanting to improve my French that they spoke in English and I spoke in French! I'm sure people would have thought we were crazy! But it was almost the norm! 

Well, yesterday, I hope I wowed the group when I ...

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September 9, 2021
How big is your vocabulary? from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

Bonjour!!!  I survived! The French presentation was far from perfect, but I did it! Oh my gosh -- I remember when I could slip between French and English with no thought, and I still can. It's just that there's a whole lot of new terms that are not in my vocabulary!

I have to laugh because I get an e-mail from Grammarly with my stats for all my writing. 

According to them, I use a lot more unique words than 97% of other Grammarly users. Hmm  -- I don't know about that. I really don't. But it makes ...

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July 7, 2020
Memories of my Father & Designing from Where Art & Life Meet

My father was born and raised in Paris. And though he was Swiss, his first language was French. When he moved to the United States, he brought with him his preference for all things Swiss, he claimed the products produced there were far superior, and his love of the French language. So he would have… Continue reading Memories of my Father & Designing

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February 14, 2020
Table for Two from From My Carolina Home

This year I have not been inspired by Valentine’s Day.  Usually by now I have red hearts all over the place, with my two heart table toppers displayed prominently.  This year I didn’t even get them out until this week, and even now they seem boring, just the same-old same-old.  But it was time for the snowflakes to be packed away, so I decided to get out my French themed plates and build a table just for us two for this weekend.

Table for 2 at

I haven’t used the French rooster bowls in a while, and their colors blend well ...

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