Writer. Expert at using power tools moderately well. Bleeding liberal. Medicated because I left my straightjacket at the cleaners.
I do not actually believe that there will be any kind of apocalypse (besides the slow depressing trashing of earth and human rights) but IF there was one I will survive it (in spite of being a vegetarian) and as my son Max says: we’re people you want to know during an apocalypse. We know a lot of useful things.
All sewing tutorials and advice I share on this site come from years of professional experience.
I am not (and never have been) a professional chef. I am, however, an excellent vegetarian cook and the recipes on this site are the things I’ve made that my family and friends have loved. I put them on Stitch for my own reference and to share with others. Expect my instructions to be those of a home cook, not a professional food writer. Most of the recipes I share on Stitch have been tested several times before being posted but every now and then I put recipes up that I’ve only made once because it turned out so well and I don’t want to forget it later.
Whether you’re here to learn something from me or share something with me – I’m glad to have you here!
Other places you can find my work:
A is for Apron: published by Lark Books. An apron design of mine is published in this charming book full of apron projects. Working with the Lark Books editors was a joy and the project was exciting. My mother thought I should have fought the editors harder on all points but that’s because she doesn’t understand team projects the way I do.
Better Than Bullets is my personal online journal where I write about the things inspiring both ridicule and admiration (sometimes simultaneously) in my daily life. Come to hear stories from the writer’s desk and receive unsolicited advice on absolutely everything.
Favorite authors: Mary Stewart, J.D. Salinger, Jane Austen, Elizabeth George, Georgette Heyer, Kurt Vonnegut, Michael Connelly, Agatha Christie, Dorothy Sayers, Michael Pollan, Calvin Trillan, Ian Rankin, Margaret Atwood, Mark Twain (his non-fiction), Dashiell Hammett, and Laurie Notarro.
Favorite activities that aren’t writing:
Reading books, drinking beer, watching hours and hours of movies, going out to dinner with husband and son to discuss our zombie apocalypse survival strategy, gardening, cooking, making semi-dangerous potions.
Jon Stewart (and The Daily Show writers), Gandhi, Michael Pollan, Jamie Oliver, Alice Waters, Riana Lagarde, Eddie Izzard, guide dogs, everyone who grows food rather than lawns, and everyone who refuses to participate in war.