#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Archive for January, 2010


That’s my new crafty fascination. Yes, aprons. What wonderful memories I have of home-sewn aprons–my mother had a drawer full of them. She would shop for cheery fabric and whip up new ones for approaching holidays or special occasions–Halloween apron? You bet. Also Valentine’s Day and, of course, Thanksgiving and Christmas. It was fun to see what new creation came from that whirring sewing machine (Singer, and I can still smell the oil used to lubricate the mechanism) and it certainly added to the festive feeling.

When I learned to iron (in the late fifties and early sixties this was

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Abe and Me

You can see why I want to diet, but Abe looks pretty good.

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“Keep your ear to the ground” referred to the practice of plainsmen listening to the ground to hear hoof beats. It became the westerner’s warning to stay alert.