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And For My Fourth Year At The Fair…

Yes, I know, it’s been over a month since I blogged.  Sorry about that, everyone! If you follow me on Instagram (where’s I’m also salmonandsouvlaki), you’ll know that we spent 2.5 weeks up in Alaska with my family and had … Continue reading

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June/July Sewing: Tiny Hexies and An Awesome New Bag

I didn’t accomplish all that I had hoped to sew in June and July (but when do I ever get to sew as much as I want to, right?).  What I did finish though, I really love!  My major project … Continue reading

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April/May Sewing: Little Bit of This, Little Bit of That

I’ve been sewing a lot over the past few months but haven’t managed to blog much about it all (or even put it on Instagram for that matter).  So, in no particular order, here’s what was keeping me busy in … Continue reading

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Our First Parade!

The first weekend in April, we had the fun of marching in the Maryland Greek Independence Day Parade.  Nik’s dad, Panayiotis, was the Grand Marshal! After he took care of his Grand Marshal duties at the beginning of the parade, … Continue reading

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March Sewing: A Metamorphosis in Celebration of Easter

Back in December 2006, I announced via blog post that my sister-in-law, Meggan, had found a potentially awesome choice for a bridesmaid’s dress company.  A month later, my old roommate, Kristen, and I went to DC to their showroom where … Continue reading

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Obsessed with Triangles (and math in the real world!)

A couple weeks ago, I attended my first event as a newly minted member of the Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild.  It was a master class about sewing half-square triangles.  I had so much fun learning all the different methods and … Continue reading

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B-More Bags (I finally figured out how to combine sewing and volunteering!)

Last fall, a friend of mine introduced me to The B-More Bags Project, a fundraising project of House of Ruth. The House of Ruth Maryland leads the fight to end violence against women and their children by confronting the attitudes, … Continue reading

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The Tooth Fairy Will NOT Be Visiting Our House Tonight (and what we’re doing instead)

You will not want to look at the last photo in this post if pictures of fresh tooth holes make you a bit queasy.  So I’ll leave that one until the end to give you time to sign off! Ellie … Continue reading

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February Sewing: Black, White, and Red Potholders for Us!

I’ve made a lot of potholders over the past few years – I started out with these simple, bright ones (also, my first quilt binding!), moved on to some crazy-quilt patchwork ones (way too time-consuming but beautiful too!), and made … Continue reading

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Finish It Up Friday 2016: Update #5: A Beautiful Table and A Beautiful Kitchen!

I appear to be settling into a every-other-week reporting groove! 🙂 I managed to cross two more things off my list!  First, I sewed a tablecloth for our table, which was ordered and delivered during Mark’s pregnancy. It’s pretty big … Continue reading

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