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Julie Alexander Johnson
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Announcement: I'm Published!
I've been writing for a L-O-N-G time: letters, journals, diaries, poetry and more. Even as a child, I had a spark inside that I hoped would ignite someday. I loved the tactile experience of writing with assorted pens and pencils on assorted types of paper. ...

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My Tribute to Paris
I was inspired by the photographs of the Eiffel Tower after the terrorist attacks on November 13. On one side, I thread painted the Tower on a background of red, white and blue, on a neutral white and gray background fabric, which I then attached to blue an...

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Announcing my first published work, "The Menace" in the anthology "The Art of Losing." Let me know what you think! 

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Still Stitching & Creating
It's been awhile, but I'm still creating. Creations include the following: I made these zipped bags with scraps. See the tutorial at:  Pink Stitches After mastering Pink Stitches' method for putting in zippers and boxing corners, I developed my own clutch b...

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Delicious food at Yaks restaurant in Dunsmuir, especially their fresh baked cinnamon rolls with Bailey's & Bourbon sauce, & potato chips!
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Sew Happy Together
Hen & Chicks One of my VERY FAVORITE SONGS in the 1960s (so long ago!) was "So Happy Together" by the Turtles (1967, when I was...oh, let's not go there). I wore out the little 45 record that I had. I still love the tune. (Don't know the song? Listen and wa...

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Watercolor Quilt Class & Outdoor Quilting
Last week I took a local class taught by a local mother and daughter team: Making a Watercolor Quilt. Probably the hardest part is choosing colors that move from dark to light which is a good exercise for quilting in general: The project starts with 2" squa...

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Look what showed up in our neighborhood today, for the first time: wild turkeys! I heard this awful sound & thought someone's hens were being killed, it sounded that bad. Nope, it's turkeys! Notice the woman who had been walking her little dog, now in her arms.
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A few of you know that we are currently hosting a young man (17 yrs old) from Iran. He's attending the university. Iran has been in the news allot lately. What do we really know about it? There are political & religious problems that hopefully our nations will work out. This is a common saying in Iran (heard from our young man's lips & on NPR): If you're doing something that you enjoy & makes you happy, the religious police will make it illegal. His solution? Ignore them!

By way of educating us with tongue in cheek, enjoy these "19 reasons why you should never visit Iran".
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