#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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Around 1541, the present state of Texas was called Tejas, a Spanish version of the Caddo word meaning “allies.”