The Fabulous Aunt Millie and Her Fashions

Every year, I spend the month of August digitizing our family archives, and then, when I have worked hard for a month, I reward myself with Aunt Millie’s photographs! Millie lived in Juneau,… Continue reading

From String to Spandex — Books about Textile History

Today we’re going to take a look at some books covering world-wide textile history.  It is interesting to see how different authors organize and present this huge body of content. (I will link… Continue reading

Archive Mystery Solved!!

You may remember that in the hot month of August, I retreat to my sewing room and work on digitizing our family archives. My favorite part is the photo collection of Aunt Millie,… Continue reading

The Endeavourers’ Reveal Day, August 2021 — Opposite Day

Once a quarter I make an art quilt for an online group, The Endeavourers.  This time the theme was “Opposites Attract.” I had a very hard time coming up with anything, but finally… Continue reading

Two Finishes and a Disappointment

I have been getting some small quilts through to completion. For this first one, the fish print fabric was already cut up when I received it. I am happy to use donated fabric,… Continue reading

ScrapHappy June 2021 — Fabric Greeting Cards

I like to send out cards for birthdays and holidays, but it takes me 30 minutes to drive to the store, and when I get there, I can never find the perfect card.… Continue reading

ScrapHappy May 2021

Two more lap quilts. One is truly scrappy, made from donated fabrics which the donor had already cut into strips. I started these blocks back in December, and made two other lap quilts… Continue reading

The Endeavourers’ Reveal Day 14 — Color Theory

My inspiration for this quarterly theme was a color study book from 1821, Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours by Patrick Syme. It is my favorite color book because the author matched each color to… Continue reading

ScrapHappy March 2021

Back in December of 2020, I showed a bunch of scrappy log cabin blocks, made mostly from donated fabrics. I could not get them arranged to my satisfaction. Based on the helpful comments… Continue reading

ScrapHappy February 2021 — My Fastest Turn-around Ever

I actually have two lap quilts/table toppers to share, but I didn’t photograph them. We were supposed to get snow, and I thought it would be nice to have pictures with snow in… Continue reading