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New Glarus and Galena

I loved Milwaukee, but after staying there three days I was ready to leave and to get out into the country. I wanted Drew to see the Wisconsin I’d told him about so many times: the Wisconsin of dairy farms, rolling hills, and funny cheese shops everywhere. If we had more time I would have […]

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Cascade Springs

Here are a few photos from last Sunday’s trip out to Cascade Springs Nature Preserve in west Atlanta.  I had never heard of it before last weekend, but it’s a beautiful place, complete with a waterfall, Civil War trenches, ruins, and natural springs.  You can find more photos, as well as some backstory on the […]

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Inspiration: 1930s Seeberger Style

How this book passed me by until now is beyond me.  It came out in 2007, back when my obsession with the 1930s was still going strong.  Back then I was knitting up sweaters from ’30s patterns with tiny, carpal tunnel-inducing gauges while watching Busby Berkeley movies for fashion inspiration. I liked the cute stuff […]

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Galena, IL

Galena, Illinois is the only place in the Midwest that I’m homesick for, and I didn’t even grow up there. Well, not really. We lived two hours east in a town I don’t miss one bit since it was pretty forgettable: flat farmland broken up by Walmarts and warehouses, a depressed downtown, strip mall sprawl. […]

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