All Squared Up

All Squared Up All Squared Up began as a way to generate interest in my quilt making, but has morphed into a general blog about life in Sacramento, vegan cooking, our silly mutt Molly, our fabulous neighbors, gardening in this great weather and day-to-day Sac life.

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Fall into the next season

Fall into the next season

We have four seasons here in Northern California: Green, Brown, Browner and Wet/Fog. We are now in Browner, but the forecast for tomorrow is Wet! Time to put away the summer clothes and get out the three-quarter inch sleeved lightweight jackets! Yes, t...

Who wants to make a Minion?

Who wants to make a Minion?

We've got eyes on the top of our bed.Heard from one room in our house to another -"I lost an EYE! Oh, never mind, I found it."It's hat crocheting time around here. This one is another cute creation from a pattern on Repeat Crafter Me. This is my s...

The Bunny Love quilt hops out of my life

The Bunny Love quilt hops out of my life

During one of my "I'm being buried alive in sewing supplies!!" cleaning frenzies, I shoved some fabric in a few of those boxes made for under-the-bed organization. You know the ones - the boxes that get covered in dust bunnies, dog fur balls and layers...

Yummy sandwich, bad bread

Yummy sandwich, bad bread

That's how our dog sitter perfectly described our quick trip back East this past weekend. Not to mull over the details of all our airline woes, but we had cancelled flights, delayed flights and a trip that went a bit longer than planned. The flying par...

It felt like fall…for all of five minutes

It felt like fall…for all of five minutes

Two days into October and summer is not budging. While the sun is setting earlier and tricking us in the morning to sleep in, it's a bit on the warm side. And this weekend looks to be downright hot. Oh well, my sweaters will have to sit tight a few mor...

Our dog has acrophobia

Our dog has acrophobia

Our dog Molly has a long list of things she hates. It includes getting brushed, having her nails clipped, the mail carrier, anyone walking a dog on our street, anyone walking down our street period (with or without a dog on a leash), squirrels, rats, p...

Fred, the Farm to Fork to Fluff Quilt

Fred, the Farm to Fork to Fluff Quilt

What in tar-nation is going on? There are cattle drives near the Capitol, pig cookouts at Raley Field, and a big ol' dinner planned that will close Tower Bridge and span a fancy feast down its center. It's Farm to Fork time here in Sacramento, and alth...

The Rafaela Quilt

The Rafaela Quilt

Just in time for fall swimming weather - the autumnal themed & colored Rafaela quilt makes its debut while the temperature in Northern California continues to scream summer. The ice cream trucks are making their rounds, the pool is using up the chl...

Armothgeddon – Battle of the Bugs

Armothgeddon – Battle of the Bugs

The gloves are off, this is an all-out test of wills. A war of the wings. A fight to the finish. And we will win. We are bigger. We have brains, and opposable thumbs, and step stools. Yes, they have wings and there are many of them, but we will prevail. 

Attack of the Kill’er Rice Moths

Attack of the Kill’er Rice Moths

We eat lots of rice. Wild, brown, white, Jasmine, Basmati, organic and whatever else looks good. My favorite is short grain brown rice, because it stays moist for leftovers. Rice is cheap, easy, quick, healthy for us and one of the few grains that does...

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