The Richness of Greek Embroidery

When I think of “household embroideries,” I think of framed cross stitch samplers on the wall, or some pillowcases with daisy-stitched flowers with French knot centers.  But last week I got to visit… Continue reading

Endeavourers’ Reveal Day Two: Change/Transformation

I am part of an online art quilt group called The Endeavourers that started up late last year.  Members suggest themes, one is picked at random, and then we have three months to… Continue reading

Must…View…Color…

Last summer we took charge of the family archives, about 12 big cartons full of loose papers and photos.  The last few days, I have been working steadily to digitize the family letters… Continue reading

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles

I am joining in with Cee’s Black & White Challenge, but with an emphasis on Photoshop® rather than my own photography. I did take this first picture — a textile-related vehicle. But all… Continue reading

Nature Quilt Finished!

I wonder how many of my posts follow this formula:  “Plan A + Materials B = Progress to Point C.  Suddenly, Difficulty D comes along and causes everything to go horribly awry, at… Continue reading

Custom-Designed Fabrics for a Nature Quilt

So my younger daughter is having a baby (YAY!) and she requested a quilt with a “Forest Friends” theme, something with cute owls and foxes and raccoons.  She sent me about eight pictures… Continue reading

Ohio Merchant’s Inventory from 1847

While hunting online for our ancestors’ records, I have been searching through collections of digitized microfilm pictures.  I have been lucky; many of them have already been indexed, making it easy to go… Continue reading

Scrappy Baby Quilt Tops

Months ago, I saw this baby quilt on KatyQuilts, and I just loved it. I loved the inclusion of gray and black into a baby quilt, and the way the colors sometimes moved… Continue reading

Textile Inventory from 1844

In going through the old papers from my husband’s family, I have come across an inventory from 1844, from his great-great-great-grandfather’s estate. I don’t have the original, I am working from a Xerox… Continue reading

A Tiny Touch of Nature — the Endeavourers’ Reveal Day

So, after all my deliberating about what aspect of nature to portray for the Endeavourers Nature theme, what did I choose? It even surprised me. I thought I might draw from an antique… Continue reading