Author Archives: kjwinston

About kjwinston

I am a freelance religion reporter living in the San Francisco Bay Area.

On the Ninth Day of Craftsmas . . . .

my true love gave to me . . . handmade felted Christmas ornaments for the tree (and a giant margarita because we are getting down to the wire, people). Last Christmas, I saw a pretty picture of some felted ornaments … Continue reading

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On the Eighth Day of Craftsmas . . . .

my true love gave to me . . . a big, fat Cranberry Cordial Cocktail because I’m about to kill someone if Christmas doesn’t get here and get over FAST. Ugh. So, if you’ve been following along, on the third … Continue reading

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On the Seventh Day of Craftsmas . . . .

WE QUESTION OUR SANITY AT STARTING THIS THING IN THE FIRST PLACE!!!! DID WE NOT LEARN FROM OUR SUMMER OLYMPICS DEBACLE???? I mean, ahem, “. . . my true love gave to me . . . a silver wire knit … Continue reading

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On the Sixth Day of Craftsmas

my true love (which I guess, at this point you’ve figured out, means ME!!!) gave to me: RED LENTIL SOUP WITH LEMON. So why soup? Because next week I am going to eat my weight in wonderful things, so I … Continue reading

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On the Fifth Day of Craftsmas . . .

. . . my true love gave to me: knitted bead wrap bracelets! Okay now before you get all wigged out, let me just tell you that you are going to see pictures of all different ones of these I … Continue reading

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“On the Fourth Day of Craftsmas . . .

my true love gave to me . . . . bead crochet bangles for the party.” Now this is a fun project! I started making these when I accumulated all these little odds and ends of “diva” yarns – ribbons, … Continue reading

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On the Third Day of Craftsmas, My True Love Gave to Me . . .

Cranberry Cordial under the tree! What luck! Last Wednesday, the New York Times’ excellent Dining section had an article about kitchen-made gifts for giving. There was an intriguing recipe for chocolate bark with pomegranite seeds and sea salt (stay tuned … Continue reading

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