Snacking and Shopping in Dusseldorf

When we were in Düsseldorf, Germany, in the last part of November, my poor husband had to actually work at a trade show.   But I got to wander through the pastry shops and… Continue reading

Textile Highlights at Centre Charlemagne in Aachen

Along with our visit to Aachen Cathedral and Treasury, we also visited the Centre Charlemagne.  I had been hoping that this museum would focus on the life of Charlemagne, but it is more… Continue reading

Aachen Cathedral Textile Treasures

Last week I got to tag along on my husband’s business trip to Düsseldorf, Germany.  We had one day available for a side trip, so I picked a place I have wanted to… Continue reading

New Goods! New Goods! An Ohio Storekeeper’s Inventory from 1838

Earlier this year, I typed up the 1847 inventory of Jacob Weaver, a storekeeper in Knox County, Ohio; this week I worked on the 1838 estate inventory of another storekeeper from the same… Continue reading

The Bottomless Bin of Red Scraps

It’s been almost two years since I bought eight shoeboxes full of scraps (and a lot of big pieces, too) from my friend, Marilyn, who had to downsize.  For this ScrapHappy project, I… Continue reading

International Quilt Festival 2018

Being that I live outside of Houston, most years I am able to attend the International Quilt Festival. However, I also drive a big pick-up truck, so driving myself downtown and trying to… Continue reading

The Endeavourers’ Reveal Day Four: Improv

I can’t believe our online quilt group, the Endeavourers, has already been together for a full year!  I have loved working on our challenge themes. This time the theme was Improvisation, and I… Continue reading

Gifts for the Person Who Has Everything

Recently I had a birthday party.  At my age, just getting to see family and friends is a wonderful event that fills me with gratitude.  And since I am already the recipient of… Continue reading

Scrappy Baby Quilts Finished

I started these baby quilts back in February, and I finally got all three of them finished.  On one of them, I quilted smaller patterns in the white blocks only, and on the… Continue reading

ScrapHappy September 2018

I am so happy to join this group!  I have been wanting to get something finished for the monthly Scrap Happy Day on the 15th, and I finally made it. I bought big… Continue reading