Happy Earth Day!

I picked up these wooden garden markers a few weeks ago, and grouped them into an old enamel basin.  They remind me to get to work in the garden! Also, I think they… Continue reading

Guest Post: A Weaver Shares Her Path

Back in September of 2018, I got an email from a woman in Tennessee, Carol Devenski, who was fairly new to weaving.  She had seen a weaving swatch that she liked on my… Continue reading

Scraps to the Organizing Rescue!

[updated at the bottom of the post, with a few new ScrapHappy members that I should have added earlier today] My entry for this month’s ScrapHappy Day is not a major project, but… Continue reading

A Quilt Consultation Book

One of our friends is expecting a baby, so of course I would like to make her a quilt!  I want it to reflect her taste, not mine, though, so I prepared a… Continue reading

Better Counseling through Costume Books

People rarely ask me for advice, but if they did, I’d be ready!  (At least as long as they limited their questions to the area of recommendations on costume history books.  And I… Continue reading

ScrapHappy February 2019

If each of us were assigned the task of designing a dog fabric, and we were told, “Include as many breeds as possible, and make them look fairly realistic,” our resulting fabrics would… Continue reading

Putting Herself in the Picture

Last week, in one of my favorite used book stores, I found the book Women’s Worlds:  The Art and Life of Mary Ellen Best 1809-1891. Mary Ellen Best was a professional artist active… Continue reading

Souvenirs from the Middle East, 1961

As I was scrolling through the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Open Access collection, I saw a little bag very similar to one I have.  It came to me through my husband’s family, but… Continue reading

Endeavourers Reveal Day 5 – Texture

It is time for another quarterly reveal day, for the online group The Endeavourers.  This time our theme was “Texture.” Our themes are picked at random from a list, but I felt we… Continue reading

ScrapHappy January 2019

This ScrapHappy project uses more stylish scraps than my usual fare. I have been making these gift bags from large samples of decorator fabrics.  I think I have given away 11, and I… Continue reading