Hi, I’m Rachel. I’ve been a blogger since around 2000 back in the day when there were just a handful of blogs and before Blogger was sold to Google. In 2004 I started my recipe blog Coconut & Lime which was one of the very first food blogs. That was so long ago, I had to use third party hosting to post pictures! I’ve made a career out of creating recipes thanks to that blog and have written several cookbooks.

Blogging might not be as popular as it once was but I can’t seem to stop myself from wanting to start one. I also review books at Rachel Reads Books and when the Covid-19 pandemic started, I started documenting what we cooked each day. That’s tapered off as things returned to closer to normal but I still check in.

So of course I’m documenting my journey into weaving. I started freeform frame loom weaving in January 2021 after reading this in the Strategist and made a ton of wall hangings. I have some for sale in my Etsy shop, Rya Knot. Then in June 2021 I purchased a Kromski Harpe Forte Rigid Heddle Loom and started this blog.

My Latest Posts

  • Museum Visit: American Swedish Historical Museum
    Today we went to the American Swedish Historical Museum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to see the Radically Marimekko exhibit. It isn’t a huge museum but very well laid out and informative. In the past I’ve attending some holiday events but it was still worth a visit even when nothing else was going on. There was a […]
  • Punch Needle Project: Daffodil
    I made the daffodil pattern I got from the festival at Manor Mill. Punch needle is so quick! I really knocked it out in a couple days. The hardest part was getting the right frame. I had a tufting frame I got at Michael’s months ago free with some rewards cash but it was too […]