ScrapHappy May 2021

Two more lap quilts. One is truly scrappy, made from donated fabrics which the donor had already cut into strips. I started these blocks back in December, and made two other lap quilts… Continue reading

The Endeavourers’ Reveal Day 14 — Color Theory

My inspiration for this quarterly theme was a color study book from 1821, Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours by Patrick Syme. It is my favorite color book because the author matched each color to… Continue reading

ScrapHappy March 2021

Back in December of 2020, I showed a bunch of scrappy log cabin blocks, made mostly from donated fabrics. I could not get them arranged to my satisfaction. Based on the helpful comments… Continue reading

ScrapHappy February 2021 — My Fastest Turn-around Ever

I actually have two lap quilts/table toppers to share, but I didn’t photograph them. We were supposed to get snow, and I thought it would be nice to have pictures with snow in… Continue reading

Why Do Models Look So Bored?

Last week I spent a delightful morning watching videos from this spring’s fashion shows, picking out the styles I would be happy to wear if I were young, rich, and attending a gala… Continue reading

The Endeavourers’ Reveal Day 13 – Memories

Diving in to new techniques for an art quilt challenge.

Riffety! Riffety! Rus! — A Yearbook from 1916

Here is another treasure from the archives of my husband’s family — a school annual from Dresden, Ohio. To start us off in the proper spirit, here is the official Senior Yell: Riffety!… Continue reading

An “Infair” to Remember

As I have been working on the archives from my husband’s family over the last 3 years, I have been studiously avoiding one particular folder.  It is full of faint photocopies made in… Continue reading

SalvageHappy January 2021

ScrapHappy is a lovely virtual get-together on the 15th of every month, hosted by Kate and Gun. My current project doesn’t really count, because I had to use some new material, but I… Continue reading

An 8th Grade Annual from 1939

Working through our giant family archive, I came across a school annual from 1939, from an elementary school in Ohio. The school had first through eighth grade, but this annual only had pictures… Continue reading