We Can’t All Be Christo, But…

At the same time I was reading about Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s work, I was also reading Common Threads: Weaving Community Through Collaborative Eco-Art by Sharon Kallis, and that book gave me additional insights… Continue reading

Christo’s Running Fence: Grand Vision and Detailed Execution

The Running Fence will bring out the contours of the Sonoma hills and the seashore, the changing of the weather. The Running Fence is a celebration of the landscape.  – Christo Working within… Continue reading

What Do Christo, Sally Field, and Carl Icahn Have in Common?

Even art-apathetic* people know a little something about the artist Christo. His large-scale landscape art projects like Running Fence, The Gates, and “that thing with the pink fabric floating all around those islands”… Continue reading

A Hidden Family Treasure!

Here’s a little family history:  my great-grandmother Grace had four daughters, and they all embroidered pillowcases, and then crocheted lace edgings for them.  (They made lots of other things too, like dresser scarves,… Continue reading

Bright Blocks for Gray Days

About five years ago, the coordinator of my quilting group was cleaning out leftovers from group projects, and I took home some of those scraps, including some tiny little nine-patches that were only… Continue reading

From a Shoe Box Full of Scraps

Back in January I bought a lot of fabric from a quilting friend who is moving, and instantly, all my New Year’s resolutions went out the window.  Except for one — working with… Continue reading

Binging and Binding

Binge-watching television while hand-sewing quilt binding, that is. I don’t watch television too often, but I make the most of it during those hours of hand stitching.  Here are a few videos I… Continue reading

Checkmarks on the List

Although I have been lost in the news with everybody else, my personal life went nicely in January. Early in the month I had a dinner party for my husband’s birthday.  He loves… Continue reading

Word of the Year for 2017

When it comes to New Year’s plans and resolutions, I have tried different things.  I have made just a few resolutions, a long structured list of resolutions, and no resolutions at all.   At… Continue reading

2016 Year-End Wrap-Up

In 2015, I followed the lead of NanaCathy and had a structured list of goals, “15 in ’15.”  I enjoyed that structure and got a lot done, but in 2016, I never made… Continue reading