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Monthly Archives: April 2006

To Drive or Not to Drive: J. Called 22Apr06

As usual, it was brief.  But he sounded very energized.  He is excited about his upcoming R&R.  He even took time to talk to E. and to ask about her (he hasn’t in a while – apathy usually sets in several months into a deployment).  I asked him if he wanted me to insure his […]

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BEST White Chili

This recipe comes from a foody couple in Montana (friends of my parents).  I have made this several times in the last few months and everyone LOVES it.  Like all soup recipes, you can amend the ingredients (change the peppers for different flavor, or include the seeds to spice it up a bit).  It tastes […]

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New Kurds: J. Called 16Apr06

He called to wish me a happy easter.  We only spoke for a few minutes before we were cut off.  They are done training the first batallion of Kurds and have received a new batallion of Kurds from a different area.  I don’t know much about Kurds but apparently there is quite a history of […]

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“Woman with Poppy”

Isn’t it beautiful?  This vintage postcard will be mine very soon.  I bought it from an Italian postcard vendor on Ebay for $3.  Hopefully this will make a stunning transfer image for my next project.  (Side note: I’m beginning to stockpile projects in anticipation of opening an online shop.  Yay!)

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Kitschy Cute

In a previous post, I mentioned that I was going to turn the pillowcase I found at Goodwill into a shirt for E.  Voila!  The palm tree applique was a pain, but totally cute.  I used an easy technique called "shirring" at the top; I found this explanation of shirring at  (More pics in […]

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