Notes on Design Styles

I read a lot of books about defining one’s artistic style, and I just came across a very helpful guide, Joen Wolfrom’s Adventures in Design: Ultimate Visual Guide. This book specifically addresses design… Continue reading

Safari Quilt

When my friend Liz saw the animal quilt I posted recently, she thought it would be perfect for young relatives who are expecting a baby.  That quilt already had a home, so I… Continue reading

Two Small Finishes

Over the past few months real life has snapped its fingers to get my attention — my husband has had two minor knee surgeries, we had a big party to celebrate owning this… Continue reading

ScrapHappy March 2022

Today I have two projects — one is finished and one is in progress. First up, I have the second chair with a seat repaired with paracord. As I wrote in an earlier… Continue reading

ScrapHappy February 2022 — The Scraps Escape!

In 2020, I was given bags and bags of scraps, and one of the projects I started was a quarter Log Cabin, but the blocks were turning out too unruly even for me.… Continue reading

The Endeavourers Reveal Day: Emotions

It is the day when The Endeavourers online art quilt group reveals the works inspired by the latest theme. This quarter’s challenge was “Emotions/Feelings.” Inspired by the process of working creatively, I chose… Continue reading

A Fashion Plate from 1835

One of my daughters kindly picked up some old fashion plates at an auction and gave them to me. Let’s look at this one from 1835 — The caption at the bottom has… Continue reading

ScrapHappy January 2022

This table runner/ wall banner is made from the scraps left over from a baby quilt I made in June of 2019. It is based on a design by Alexandra Ledgerwood from her… Continue reading

Following the Trail of An Old Ax-head

Back in the fall, as I was walking around our place in the Hill Country, I came across an ax-head sticking out of the ground. Of course I wondered how long it had… Continue reading

Celebrating Public Domain Day

Every year at this time, I am eager to explore the works that are entering the public domain each year. For a list of 75 highlights of this year’s works, you can read… Continue reading