Fabric on the Cutting Edge of Current Events!

  This morning I read a story on Reuters about online stores that are fakes, set up to process gambling payments.  One of the fake stores highlighted in the story is called My… Continue reading

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Dishes, Pots, Pans, and Silverware

I love this current series of Cee’s: Photo Ops in Your Own House.  I had so many ideas for this installment — I have dishes, pots, and pans from three generations before me,… Continue reading

More Play Mats

I bought two sets of these play mat panels almost a year ago at a shop hop.  I made one set for the neighbor kids, and I finally finished the other set for… Continue reading

A Weaver’s Counting Rhyme

These towels are based on a draft from Malin Selander’s Swedish Handweaving, which has a lovely cover that looks like a handwoven inlay. I love this book, but since it was issued in… Continue reading

In Which I Get On My Soapbox Before a Young Antique Dealer…

…and he takes it with admirable grace. Last weekend we went to an antique festival in town.  My usual routine is to cruise through quickly, snapping up anything I know I want, and… Continue reading

Funky, Funkier, Funkiest

Here are some recent finds, and they are all a little bright and crazy. This first one has me utterly befuddled.  I can’t find the exact pattern in Maggie Malone’s 5500 Quilt Block… Continue reading

Texas Dandelion Dye

I tried a new plant from the yard, and couldn’t believe the depth of color! This is from Texas Dandelion, Pyrrhopappus paucifloris.  The really great thing about it, is that it grows on… Continue reading

English Needles from the 1850s

Melanie at Catbird Studios just did a post on needle facts, and she mentioned, “By 1847 with the introduction of specialty machinery, more than 50 million needles were made each week in the… Continue reading

Links, Online Resources, and Updates

From Current Reading I came across this article in GQ, and I felt so sorry for the author — after several life-stressing events, he felt like he had lost his identity.   His solution? … Continue reading

Lessons From a Dumpster Dive

Last week as I was running errands in town, I noticed giant sample books sticking out of the trash can at an interior decorator’s shop.  I gathered up my nerve and went in… Continue reading