Renovations Large and Small

It seems like it’s been years that we’ve been working on the exterior of our house, but it is finally finished! My husband’s family built this house in the 1970s, doing most of… Continue reading

Super Scrappy Lap Quilt for ScrapHappy August

Well, if it weren’t for quarterly participation in The Endeavourers online art quilt group, and monthly posts for ScrapHappy Day on the 15th, it seems I wouldn’t be posting at all! Maybe someday… Continue reading

I Whistle a Happy Tune

I have been making some things this summer, but not exciting things.  We have had a crew here off and on to replace the siding on our house — the noise and the… Continue reading

Endeavourers Reveal Day 7 – A Walk in the Park

Today is the quarterly reveal day for members of the online art quilt group The Endeavourers. This quarter our theme was “A Walk in the Park,” and I had a lot of ideas. … Continue reading

ScrapHappy Day, July 2019

This month I made a lap quilt from the Bottomless Bin of Red Scraps (this one is the third, I think.  Maybe the fourth.  And the bin is still pretty full). I have… Continue reading

Quilt Consultation Results

Back in March, I shared a little quilt consultation album I had sent to a friend, to help her choose what she and her husband would want for a baby quilt. The album… Continue reading

Scraps from the Past

The wonderful Paula B kindly sent me a package with two scrap collections, one from the late 1800s and one from the 1930s.  There are at least 200 different fabrics represented! Most of… Continue reading

Quite Possibly, the World’s Bulkiest Quilt

I started this string quilt three years ago!  At the time, I asked for setting options, and most people liked the idea of narrow sashing around the string blocks. I thought that would… Continue reading

There’s Still a Place in the World for a Textile Writer

Last week I read a funny article, “Send a Baby to Mars!”  Kelsey Piper wrote in Vox about petitions generated by Artificial Intelligence (AI), based on the language of actual petitions submitted to… Continue reading

Endeavourers Reveal Day 6 – Raindrops

It is time for the reveal day of the online group The Endeavourers.  This time our theme was “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head.” I love rainy days because I can stay inside… Continue reading