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

First Finish on the Last Day

So my sister called and said, “What are you doing?” And I said, “Working on a blog post about my first quilt of the year.” She said, “It’s the last day of the… Continue reading

Long Relationships and Short Attention Spans

Looking back over this year,  my very favorite event happened in November.  To commemorate the day we met, my husband secretly invited family members and friends to spend the weekend here.  (My sister… Continue reading

I Saw, I Pinned, I Followed Through

I recently saw button ornaments like these on Pinterest, and I remembered there was an article saved in one of my clipping notebooks too. (It was from the Dec./Jan. 2011 MaryJanesFarm magazine.) I… Continue reading

A Fruitful Small Business Saturday

I talked my husband into going out to some local antique shops on Small Business Saturday, and I made some great purchases! Let’s start with this top. Nice, but not too special, you… Continue reading

A Family Textile Collection at the Smithsonian

Look at these two very similar samplers — They were made 57 years apart, the second one by the great-niece of the first, and based on her design. Many of us make quilts… Continue reading

Even More Textiles in Philadelphia

Alright, it has been more than a month since I went to Philadelphia, but, as David Letterman used to say, I remember it like it was on videotape! In the short amount of… Continue reading

More African Textiles in Philly

In my previous post I told about the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s exhibit of wax prints. After seeing that, I went up one floor to the “Threads of Traditions” exhibit.  This small but… Continue reading

Phantastic Phiber Phun in Philadelphia

Last week I got to go to Philadelphia for the first time, tagging along with my husband on one of his business trips.  As usual, we had very short notice beforehand, and just… Continue reading