Beautiful Diversity

I usually stay away from politics and current events in this blog, but with the events in Charlottesville, I want to directly state my opposition to the whole idea of white supremacy.  I… Continue reading

All Singing! All Dancing! from the Archives

August is the month where I succumb to the Texas heat, and hide out in the house with cooling beverages.  I use this month to catch up on organizational tasks that don’t take… Continue reading

Eighty Years Ago in Mexico

Finding clues in the most unlikely of places… More beautiful textiles arrived from my mother-in-law’s house.  She told me that her in-laws had traveled to the West and Mexico on camping vacations every… Continue reading

Greek Costume Dolls

As the downsizing continues at my mother-in-law’s house, I am bringing home boxes and boxes of photo albums and souvenirs to sort through.  Not only did I find these five souvenir dolls from… Continue reading

When Pink Was For Boys

More family textiles are coming my way, including some of my father-in-law’s baby clothes, from the late 1920s. This romper has a rare note with it, saying who made it. The construction is… Continue reading

Tattered Treasures

As my mother-in-law continues to downsize, she is contributing to some sizeable up-sizing of our own household, and the treasures she is passing on to me came from a generation even further back,… Continue reading

Textile Glimpses of Nova Scotia

Last week our Cherished Neighbor Liz and I spent the week in Nova Scotia, someplace both of us have always wanted to go.  Most of our time was spent taking in the scenery… Continue reading

A Top and Some Tablecloths

When my sister saw this one on the design wall, she said, “Whew, that’s bright!” Well, I live surrounded by a wall of green on all four sides of our property, and I… Continue reading

Fabric on the Cutting Edge of Current Events!

  This morning I read a story on Reuters about online stores that are fakes, set up to process gambling payments.  One of the fake stores highlighted in the story is called My… Continue reading

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Dishes, Pots, Pans, and Silverware

I love this current series of Cee’s: Photo Ops in Your Own House.  I had so many ideas for this installment — I have dishes, pots, and pans from three generations before me,… Continue reading