Category Archives: Mom

Hook, Line, and Torte

Learning some stuff #crochet #hidingout A post shared by Elleanor Chin (@elleanorchin) on May 7, 2016 at 8:23pm PDT Things that I can do: Bake bread (although it turns out differently every time, and my cake results are even more … Continue reading

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An Honest Rug

  I finished my rag rug. It’s a slightly different shape than it was originally intended and it took about eight months, but it looks and feels like what I was after. My false start back in January or so … Continue reading

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Fois Gras and Vertebrae

  I grew up eating duck. When my dad catered, there was always a duck or duck products around. He steamed whole ducks in an enormous steamer then took them away, packed in milk crates, to deep fry on site. He … Continue reading

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Steam Spencer

  My mother sewed. When I was a kid she made clothes for herself and for us. Just off the top of my head the things that she made for me included flannel nightgowns trimmed with rickrack and fancy stitching, matching pinafore … Continue reading

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Until My Forever Merges with Thine

Today would have been my grandmother’s 100th birthday. I was 20 when she died, which means I’ve somehow lived longer without her than I did with her. Granny smelled like toast, instant coffee, red earth and lily of the valley … Continue reading

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I’m Trying With Every Fiber of My Being!

  My father loved me. He loved a lot of stuff – music, cooking, ice cream, poetry, hearing himself talk. He loved my brother and sisters and our mother, and his own brother and sisters and parents, although he did … Continue reading

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