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Cover Me #4

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This Day: Dame Agatha Christie

Today marks the 121st birthday of the best-selling novelist of all time, Dame Agatha Christie. The youngest by over a decade, Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller was not close to her brother and sister.  She never attended formal school, and as a result, she spent many hours creating imaginary friends and elaborate worlds for them to inhabit.  It is […]

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tutorial: typewriter tea towels

This project was done on a whim and I am very happy with the results.  It was quick, easy and is cute! I started with 5/8 yard of rustic woven cotton (fittingly enough, I chose the color “tea stain”).  I cut the fabric into four pieces.  A traditional tea towel is much larger (about 18×30), […]

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On the Road: Agatha Christie Festival, Torquay, Devonshire,UK

Today’s post is being brough to you from the beautiful surroundings of…  ….(sigh)…my living room.  While my body is stuck in Texas, my mind and spirit are taking in The Agatha Christie Festival held this week on the English Riviera. I am most looking forward to…. How about next year?

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Monday Munchies: Proper English Tea

This week we will be celebrating the birthday of Dame Agatha Christie.  We felt it only fitting that today’s “Monday Munchies” feature something present in virtually all of her stories- a cup of proper English tea.  If you have never had a proper English tea, set aside a bit of time this week to brew a […]

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