A Jar of Buttons

  A Jar of Buttons This is a core samplefrom the floor of the Sea of Mending, a cylinder packed with shellsthat over many years sank through fathoms of shirts —pearl buttons, blue… Continue reading

Tales Told by the Hemp-Dresser

Imagine yourself in rural France on a cool autumn evening in the 1840s.  After the work of the harvest, what would you do for entertainment? You might find yourself outside in the dark,… Continue reading

September 2021 Quilt Projects

Since I am apparently just going to make quilt tops for the rest of my life, and never finish them, I thought I would post a few. A benefit to this photo session… Continue reading

The Fabulous Aunt Millie and Her Fashions

Every year, I spend the month of August digitizing our family archives, and then, when I have worked hard for a month, I reward myself with Aunt Millie’s photographs! Millie lived in Juneau,… Continue reading

From String to Spandex — Books about Textile History

Today we’re going to take a look at some books covering world-wide textile history.  It is interesting to see how different authors organize and present this huge body of content. (I will link… Continue reading

Archive Mystery Solved!!

You may remember that in the hot month of August, I retreat to my sewing room and work on digitizing our family archives. My favorite part is the photo collection of Aunt Millie,… Continue reading

The Endeavourers’ Reveal Day, August 2021 — Opposite Day

Once a quarter I make an art quilt for an online group, The Endeavourers.  This time the theme was “Opposites Attract.” I had a very hard time coming up with anything, but finally… Continue reading

Two Finishes and a Disappointment

I have been getting some small quilts through to completion. For this first one, the fish print fabric was already cut up when I received it. I am happy to use donated fabric,… Continue reading

ScrapHappy June 2021 — Fabric Greeting Cards

I like to send out cards for birthdays and holidays, but it takes me 30 minutes to drive to the store, and when I get there, I can never find the perfect card.… Continue reading

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