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April Newsletter from Youngmin
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I hope you and your loved ones are well during these unprecedented times.

Please continue to stay safe and be kind to each other.

BTW, I am well and my family in California and Korea are all well! My mom sent me her recent tablet drawing to cheer us up and I want to share it with you.


Spring is in the air

I hope all of our efforts to slow down the spread of the COVID-19 virus are successful. I live in Northern California and we have been under shelter-in-place orders since mid-March, and the stay-at-home order has been extended until May 3rd.  Since I have more free time than normal, I started sewing projects that I’d put aside for a while. I finished making a jacket, a dress, and a few small projects. Then I moved my direction to make face masks for family and friends. Now I am making masks for those people who still have to go to work while we stay at home. My friend Julie Weisenberger, the owner of Cocoknits, donated boxes of muslin fabric so I can keep making masks. And a few friends are willing to take some fabrics and sew more masks. If you live near me and want to participate in this, please let me know. I am happy to share materials with you so we can help together. 

I am optimistic about the Korea Textile Tour in October; however, I am going to wait until summer to make a decision. Please be patient and positive!

Keep calm and sew on!




Schedule in 2020

Many workshops are canceled or postponed but I am hoping that we can resume all the exciting events soon!

Recipe of the month- Bulgogi 

One good thing about Stay at home order is having meals with my husband every day. This easy dish is my dinner tonight!

1 LB thin-sliced beef ( I use Shaved beef from Trader Joe's) 
4 TBS soy sauce
2 TBS sugar or honey
2 TBS cooking wine or soju or white wine 
3 TBS crushed Korean pear (optional)
5 Cloves of crushed garlic
2 TBS chopped scallion
1 tsp thin-sliced ginger
1 tsp black pepper
1 TBS toasted sesame seeds
1 TBS sesame oil 

Mix all the ingredients to make marinade sauce.
Marinade meat with this sauce at least 30 min. 
Stir fry meat with your favorite vegetables such as sliced onion, mushrooms, carrots, chives or anything you can find in your refrigerator.
Serve with cooked rice. Enjoy! 


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