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Summer is officially over by the calendar. Our Indian summer allows us a bounty of harvest from summer’s garden. When peppers come together with sugar sweet, there is a coolness that forgives th...

Bay fishing in South Texas. It just doesn’t get any better than this. Had the full moon cooperated the catch would have rivaled our enthusiasm. In very short time with a little butter and love , the...

If life is a bowl of cherries, Without you it’s the pits. If life is a puzzle, Without you the pieces don’t fit. If life is a song, Without you there’s no rhyme. If life is forever, ...

Here is what you do with those luscious honey roasted figs… you make honey roasted fig ice cream! The creamy, smooth, ancient flavors of figs and …ice cream. (if ice cream isn’t anci...

Figs and honey, there is nothing funny about a treat as serious as this. Like rose bud lips and dancing hips, Try and find a sweeter kiss.   Had Eve herself, found figs instead, She would have ke...

Summer silk. Graceful like a butterfly lighting on clear water. When it is this hot outside you need something to make you feel like a breeze. I can’t imagine you holding anything else other tha...

 When your niece looks at you and sais..” We can make a quilt together!!” You say.. ” you know it !” And you do, and you have a blast. Quilts are a process and you are missing...

For when your father swept you up in his  arms and tossed you around like a boneless monkey, with you screaming all the while  to be released from the ecstatic  torture,  and directly  after bein...

Father’s Voice Judd Mortimer Lewis Sometimes I wake from dreams and wonder where I am for just a moment; a lisp Comes trembling to me; “Papa, are you there ?” Just those four words i...

Bright, exotic and ever so berry. If apple is the father of all pies then blueberry is the Mother. Shimmering sapphires that brighten your disposition while quietly eradicating any and all free radica...

Lobster, the sweetest meat of the ocean, dipped in a nectar of drawn butter has always made me consider moving to Maine. Alas, us boot wearing Texas Lobster Lovers can call upon the postal service and...

I like to imagine the conversations that will be served with each slice of pie. Here are a few quotes from where I sat with old friends while the kids ran outside to play in the rain. “Remember ...

Apron of the week will have you flying around the kitchen looking smart and passing out platters of mouth watering hors derves. I would recommend beverages that compliment your apron in flight on the ...

Spring cleaning. You want to be equipped for the job. Here. Put this little blue apron around your waist and you will be empowered to right all wrong, shake out the curtains and even clean the fridge....

Happy Mothers Day! I am making my mother a lovely lunch today and we will top it off with these colorful treats....

It’s Alive!!! Mom’s 40 year old sourdough stater. As a family we have kept the same stater going over 4 decades. It is a member of the family and has traveled with me from fridge to fridge...

What’s the difference? We have options these days. Is there a “better” choice? There is the white stuff. And then we move into the various hybrids of light, dark and tan sugars. It all b...

NOT a drop of rain in April but I found you some May Flowers. This would be perfect with a mint green fitted bodice dress and full skirt down to the soft pink pumps. In your hands you hold a cake stan...

Tiramisu. Translated from Latin origins means literally,” A little pick me up”. I made this, along with two or three renditions, because I love having texture and fabric in all rooms of th...

My Little Cabbage! The French so love their gardens that a little cabbage melts the heart. This story book child’s quilt was born from the glee these little tender terms elicit between the adori...

It’s not going away. It is white sugar. I am not here to judge. I didn’t have to even scratch the surface before ‘evil’ came pouring out of the pages under the heading ‘s...

I adore Easter! If pressed I would call it my favorite holiday; nothing but fresh green newness, forgiveness, sweet ham , chocolate bunnies, and hunting eggs in your pajamas. Mom always made holidays ...

You never know what will inspire you to follow a muse. Texas in the springtime is so stunning, so splendid , it rivals the vast landscapes of the Tetons and massive waterfalls off cliffs in Hawaii. Qu...

 Talk about finishing a sauce. When you know you want the good stuff this  rich wine laced and shallot butter will tickle that fancy. Toss a slice or two in the pan after you pull out your steak, sw...

I love the rich autumn tone that comes out of this piece; it could smell of sweet earth and mossy pathways through a dappled forest.     I always saw quilts as functional art,  and while yo...

As you sit in the cafe, just a step away from the river of humanity but a world away at your little table with a perfect taza of biting and sweet espresso, you are refreshed. As you fall farther from ...

Normally a 10:00 a.m. coffee break is what keeps the day on point. However, sometimes, espresso in the afternoon lifts ones spirits. And sometimes, whats wrong with a little caramel ice cream on the s...

Dancing in the wind, Marigold and Royal Blue. What is it about taking pure white fabric, dunking it in a color bath and watching it drink up the vibrant hues never to be the same again that excites me...

I promised you that a handsome meatloaf would be made devastatingly delicious if you topped it with my smoked tomato jam. You would swoon if a fork was handy. This little morsel of meatloaf I made wit...

” The purl of the water shimmered on the great mammals tail as it slipped into the crystal blue symphony of blue” I am a water baby. Anytime I can put my toes in water I will. This piece w...

When you need to bring that perfect hostess gift, don’t forget her loyal companion. The hound that stays on guard to vacuum up any unsightly spills and crumbs that may have  hit the floor deser...

Spring and Summer on the farm meant that we all pulled together to gather the harvest and get hay in the barn before one of those random Texas thunder storms rolled into town. We worked. Eventually Mo...

Now say, dipped in chocolate, rolled in toasted nuts and currants, sprinkled with gray salt. Now say yu-um! If you think deconstructed mole and all the spicy sweet , Mariachi in your mouth fun it brin...

This happy couple I found in the parking lot at a mega gas/cleanrestroom/walkthepup/allyoucaneatjerky stops on one of my jaunts about Texas. No surprise that someone who is hauling around their belove...

Of course I smell the perfume of warm apple pie sewn into the seams of this functional fancy; but there is more. Grandmothers show up with a core of black steely resolve to hold the loose ends of the ...

Petered out “I am sorry to say that Peter was not very well during the evening. His mother put him to bed, and made some camomile tea; and she gave a dose of it to Peter! One table-spoonful to b...

Just Eyes Judd Mortimer Lewis I think I do-Nay; I know I do– Like blue eyes passing well; Not simply just because they are blue, But–well, ’tis hard to tell! And then, again, It isn&...

I have never seen a truffle I couldn’t conquer. And in this case you can devour them. Talk about empowering yourself. Beyond that, this is a most delightful topper for so so many things from ste...

Doing my part. Buying clothes on impulse and then recycling them when I realized, ” What was I thinking?!” This was one of those elasticized dresses that you can slip on in one movement. K...

When asked to create some pieces for the Museum of Modern Art in Austin, Texas for an installation celebrating the genre of Blues music; this is what came forth. “I felt these pieces before I ev...

Spring chickens. If you can imagine filling this apron with fresh eggs, walking back to your kitchen and making that sumptuous quiche you been jonesy-ing for all week I fed the chickens every morning ...

A darling little form fitting yellow A line with a flounce for Barbie was the first thing I ever sewed. She HAD to have it! There were these yellow pumps that needed a ‘something’. Ever si...

Judd Mortimer Lewis is my great grandfather. He has the honor of being the first Poet Laureate of Texas. I think he speaks for himself. The photo graph of the lovely girl is my grandmother at the age ...

I grew up on a citrus farm in the Rio Grande Valley. Angels kissed the air with heady scents  of orange blossoms in the shade of swaying palm trees  overhead.  I can’t describe the indescriba...

[i carry your heart with me(i carry it in] By E. E. Cummings i carry your heart with me (i carry it in my heart) i am never without i t(anywhere i go you go,my dear;and whatever is done by only me is ...

  I don’ t know about you… but where I come from , when a person, or critter, crosses your threshold, you feed them and refresh them for their return journey back to your home.  And ...

In honor of Spring, I bring you April in an apron. I smell lemon cake served on floral china and can hear the cackling laughter of girls in a garden. Put a flower in your hair, set the table and invit...

It’s a Ford.  It runs. It has been running for a long, long time. There are more new and rebuilt parts than when the engine first turned over. And it looks..welll…seasoned. In a word, rel...

Smokey, Sweet, Spicy. Done.           This is one of those commodities that Wall Street will find and you will wish the words, ‘I told ya so”, wasn’t ringing...

This bright blue tractor is smiling because she has found a new owner. For over a year I passed this work horse waiting silently on the roadside in the little town just down from our ranch. I always w...

  Let me plant the seed. As Neil Young put it: “In the field of opportunity , it’s plowing time again” Your kitchen table will bow from the bounty of your harvest, but first you...

I call this the Roast Beef of Bread. There are so many nuts and goodness in here I am curious what the actual protein count will be. When we moved to the farm in the Rio Grande Valley in 1974, my moth...

Butter does make everything better! See exhibit b. Salted Caramel Butter. I whipped this up to follow my chocolate butter. It worked. Duh. There isn’t a pancake or waffle that wouldn’t tha...

My friend Patty and I like to start our conversations with..”you take a stick of butter…”. After that you know it’s going to be good. She also has a family recipe for a chocola...

They say there is no such thing as luck. Or that in the best case, luck is where preparation meets opportunity. If all of that is true then why do I feeeeeeel so lucky? A small collection of silver sp...

In honor of St Patrick’s Day we have plaid. Wear it with plaid pride. I fully lined this little number so feel free to wipe the pan, your hands or tears from a little lassies face. An apron was ...

When you travel light you can stash miniature bowls and come home with tiny treasures. But look at the potential of tiny! When you toast up that garlic but want it out of the oil before you add your m...

Now, wait, just take a moment…listen. His voice is melting. He isn’t on stage with a pack. He is singing just to you, and while the sentiment is dripping with swagger and suave, you find t...

Fruits of your labor. This weeks featured apron. I couldn’t resist this lively fabric and bounty of fruit to wrap around your waist and brighten up your day. I hand dyed the red ruffle fabric by...

Just look at that face! The tractors of the American landscape are true unsung heroes. They have been willing to do our bidding from the early morning starlight to the last ray of golden sun. We had a...

Through this garden gate is a land of magic, mystery and all that is good from God’s green earth. I have to grow things.  Once while  away for a month and house sitting in Seattle, I took a gi...

10:00, or there about, you can take it into 5th gear, over drive, rev it up  and focus down! I never really drank coffee but for a cheap thrill and if I was a tad hungover and needed to talk.  Early...

  Home, My Little Children, Hear Are Songs For You by Robert Louis Stevenson COME, my little children, here are songs for you; Some are short and some are long, and all, all are new. You must lea...

Just look at him! See his little knees?! Weighed down with pollen it is surprising the little guy can heft himself up to the next blossom. This rosemary bush opened up the doors and lit up a neon sign...

One a week, You will get to muse over the latest one of kind aprons to dawn at your next festive gathering or to sport for your cat. All of them are designed and handmade by yours truly. You never kno...

Let me introduce you to Myer Lemon Marmalade. You will never experience this delicate perfume  in any other variety of lemon.   Myer lemons are a cross between a mandarin orange and a lemon. There ...

Howdy. My name is Mary Louise Butters I will be your hostess. With a strong love and background in the food industry , performing arts, textiles, an eye for beauty and a farm girl from the get go: I w...