Kathryn Pritchett

About me

I am a freelance journalist living in the San Francisco Bay Area. I primarily write about design topics for print and online publications as well as on my blog thingselemental.com. However, I’m also working on my first novel inspired by the immigrant journey of my great-great-grandmother from rural Switzerland to Brigham Young-era Utah where she became a polygamous wife.

From my website

Thanksgiving Things

Happy Thanksgiving Eve, everyone!  I hope you’re happily prepping for the holiday whether that means confirming your reservations at a favorite restaurant or harvesting persimmons to make Aunt Nell’s favorite pudding. Around here we’re baking pies.  Well, truthfully, we’re watching my mom bake pies.  Because that’s the kind of helpful…

Thoroughly Modern Amish Quilts

Amish quilts had a heyday in the ’80s and ’90s.  Their bold colors and graphic patterns worked well with contemporary interiors and evoked the rural Amish lifestyle that was portrayed so appealingly in Peter Weir’s thriller “Witness” and  Sue Bender’s bestseller “Plain and Simple: A Woman’s Journey to the Amish.”…

Friday Things: The Thank You Edition

On this first Friday in November I’m thinking about gratitude.  Throughout the year I try to count my blessings—sometimes in a daily “gratitude journal”  but more often than not by documenting the (mostly) good and interesting things in my life on Instagram. (Thank you, Insta!) In case you haven’t tracked…

 
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