Lesley’s quilts – open studio + In and around the homestead late Nov. 2010

Billy came to the door yesterday afternoon with an abalone he’d got a few hours earlier, and two big crabs. Lesley’s had a ton of people over at her “Open Studio” this weekend, so last night we had abalone and white rice, a simple and wonderful meal. Tonight cracked crab.

In the words of Josh the fisherman, “The ocean’s really healthy here right now.” (Can you believe good news like this nowadays?)

I went out for a paddle in the lagoon Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving. Late afternoon, I couldn’t believe how cold the water was and only my hands and arms were in it. Turned out to be San Francisco’s coldest day in 100 years. Took an hour to get warm by the wood stove.

Lesley’s studio will be open tomorrow (Sunday Nov. 28)  She’s working on a beautiful quit right now of Japanese fabrics. She’s also got necklaces, hand-woven shawls, and a bunch of quilts.

Info if you’re in the neighborhood (West Marin): https://www.coastalmarinartists.com/

Also: https://www.lesleycreed.com/

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

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