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Three Books That Took Me Apart and Put Me Back Together

This is what I believe might be the start of a new series here on The Best of It: Three Books That… During my hiatus from blogging, I kept thinking back to all the great books I shared in my … Continue reading

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Nano Day Five: Eggs!

Two years ago during NaNoWriMo, I used my collection of Kate Stein’s artificats as inspiratins to inform my daily writing about her. Someday, these writings will become a book of essays, I hope. On aDy Five that year, I wrote … Continue reading

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Nano Day Four inspiration: Kate’s Linen Collar

This collar was most likely commercially made, but Kate’s own tatted lacework graces the edges. It is of linen, and would be lovely on a light or a dark blouse. Again it ties around the neck, covering the top edge … Continue reading

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NaNo Day three inspiration: Collar and cuffs

The well-dressed professional woman smartened up a simple blouse with collar and cuffs in the 1900s. These Kate stitched herself, according to Great Aunt Muriel. I love to think of my MC placing these neat stitches into each wonderful worked … Continue reading

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#NaNo Inspiration Day two

The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott, inscribed “To Kate fr her Daddy Xmas ‘07” in lovely cramped script, in the flyleaf of this worn and beautifully tooled book. Did Kate take it to Almira with her when she left … Continue reading

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