Month: January 2014

The art of oya

While visiting the bookstore recently, I spotted an intriguing needlework title that caught my attention. Needle Lace Flowers, by Figen Cakir, is all about the art of oya, or the making of Turkish needle lace. According to Figen, oya is short for igne oyasi (pronounced eeneh-oyasi), which loosely translates to mean “to embellish, to craft …

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We just came back from a spaghetti dinner at Cheesecake Factory tonight, the result of John’s claim that our kitchen smells like a glue factory and he didn’t want to cook there. I am working on some book covers with a Valentine’s Day theme, and didn’t really notice the odor, but if it resulted in …

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