California-based freelance writer.

As a staff writer for the Lodi News-Sentinel and, I write about history, entertainment, the environment, pets, and other topics. I also write speculative fiction.

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Think Outside the Box Store: 3 Places to Find Unique Fabrics

When you have an awesome sewing project in mind, but you really, really want it to be unique – skip the chain fabric stores and rustle up a one-of-a-kind, vintage print!

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How to Find the Perfect Vintage Sewing Machine

They have names like Singer Rocketeer, Necchi SuperNova, and Elna Transforma. They range from curvy and black with delicate gold decals to boxy and brightly colored. They’re vintage sewing machines, and their fans swear by them, from sewing neophytes to long-time costumers and quilters.