One More

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One more weekend away, squeezing the last golden drops out of summer at our favorite place on the river. It felt slow but it went fast. Crickets sang, ducks floated by. The beds were cozy and the coffee was hot. The mornings were dark and freezing, the afternoons bright and blustery and filled with falling leaves and spinning maple seeds. The river was low. The bees were plentiful. We laid on the quilt and looked up at the sky and listened to the wind in the trees and the birds calling to each other. I didn't get a picture of the bright green bullfrog that sunned himself on a rock right next to me yesterday morning. We both sat watching the river roll by. And what a lovely time it was!


Working "on"...see above

Michaelanne says: September 15, 2016 at 12:23 PM

Alicia...She is so incredibly beautiful!! Her hair...Sigh! She is like a little doll..My fave pic is her holding her hair so she can see what she is catching! I love your pictures...What an idyllic childhood she is having...

Ooo pretty little sweater! What ever happened with the cardigan that you steeked -- very interested in trying that but kinda scared of it!

Shelley Noble says: September 15, 2016 at 02:47 PM

Pure. Idyllic. Bliss. Your photos absurdly gorgeous and your writing sublime. You deserve every good thing.

Excellent news about the bees! Beautiful sweater. What is the pattern? Sounds like a beautiful time.

*gasp* no words. just *gasp*...and a few tears. thank you. merci.

oh!!! That photo of Amelia (12river29) is breathtaking. One of those magic moments that you caught - I love your photos!

Please please please tell me what her pretty knitted hood pattern is? I looked on your ravelry (I'm thriftathome) and I didn't see it.

Your photos are so beautiful and depict so much joy ♥

That picture of Amelia holding her hair out of the way as she fishes is like an illustration from a book! Beautiful pictures and words - thank you.

So so nice. Love the shot of the dinghy tied to Dad...adventure plus security! Good for you to savour this hand off of the seasons.

Juste pour vous dire que malgré la barrière de la langue, j'adore visionner votre Blog pratiquement tous les matins!
je suis fan et adorant la couture et la photographie (loin d'avoir votre talent!) moi aussi je suis admirative de vos photos et réalisations! Votre petite fille est adorable!!!
J'ai également un blog et le votre est dans mes favoris!
Alors j'essaye de faire traduire vos écrits (ce qui n'est pas simple!!!) Voici mon blog ...
Je suis française et habite à coté de la Rochelle.... au centre Ouest...
Voilà !! Encore bravo à vous et peut-être à bientôt!!!

Karen on Bainbridge Island says: September 16, 2016 at 08:09 PM

Someday, I hope your daughter is able to remember some of these moments from her very wonderful childhood. I know you will never forget them. She is a lucky, lucky girl.

Sounds wonderful! You have such a way with words and always love the pics of your sweetie pie!

Oh, I do wish I could see the world (and experience it) as you do. I feel like I never have time to enjoy the beauty or take in any peace. Thank you for such an inspiring blog.


At a time in my life when I need an escape, you provide a lovely one and I thank you so much for it. Photos, thoughts, your precious girl, recipes, knitting and decorating, seasonal feelings - you help me remember all that is good in this world. xxx

Another magical post.... thank you.

Yama Ernastine says: September 20, 2016 at 07:46 PM

My husband is referred to (by his friends) as 'the plaid dad' but I think Andy may be more deserving of that moniker!

I absolutely love your blog. The way you took your images are so beautifully taken. Thanks for sharing!

Jean Cogdill says: September 21, 2016 at 11:50 AM

Good for you... enjoying time with family is the best!
As our family went camping this year, we discovered... peppermint pattie s'mores! Amazing... just replace the hersheys chocolate with the peppermint pattie or even a Reese's peanut butter cup... lovely.

The same thing happened to me when I had a couple of hours a week free when my son was in school and I finished university early. I just pottered around the house, got odd jobs done, watched mindless tv and played on the computer. He's now 18...I love the jumpers that you are making Amelia. She's a beautiful girl!

What a lovely time! I love the sweater pattern! And what is the delicious pastry(?) Looks yummy!

Looks like you and your family had a wonderful time. I've recently discovered your blog, you have a wonderful eye for coulors. I'm hoping to I knit the Jennifer Casa Neighborly vest that you made. You did a one yr old vest but on line I can only find a 3-6 yr old version. I'm not a very good knitter and defiantly not clever enough to adjust it. Hoping you can help!

oh my goodness those photos of her at the river with the net. SO beautiful.

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About Alicia Paulson


My name is Alicia Paulson
and I love to make things. I live with my husband and daughter in Portland, Oregon, and design sewing, embroidery, knitting, and crochet patterns. See more about me at