Category Archive: Inspirations

Cream-colored Scarf

KerryCan at Love Those Hands At Home was curious about the textile that I had beneath the hats in yesterday’s post, so here it is in more detail. (Incidentally, KerryCan is doing a… Continue reading

Weave Truth with Trust

From the WordPress prompt book for 2014: Quote me.  Do you have a favorite quote that you return to again and again? What is it, and why does it move you? My title… Continue reading

Quilt Festival Treasures

Here are some of the quilt pictures I took at the 2013 International Quilt Festival, and what caught my attention about these particular quilts.  (The pictures are huge, but when I try to… Continue reading

If I Made the Movies

One of the things that gets me through the blazing heat of August is Turner Classic Movies and their Summer Under the Stars.  I love to sit in a cool room with some… Continue reading

Reframing “Artistic Voice”

I have no problem making stuff.  My starting point might be a design I see, a new technique, the materials themselves, or a need I hear about.  Random inputs and ideas float through… Continue reading

Soaking Up Inspiration in San Diego

I have been absent for a while, but I haven’t been inactive!  I have been traveling instead.  Just recently we went to San Diego for the first time.  We had a wonderful time… Continue reading

Hopes Raised – Dashed – Raised Again

The other day I was reading Nana Cathy’s post about her monthly photo scavenger hunt.   I feel like I’ve had a little vacation when I follow along on these walks.  She had a… Continue reading

It’s Not Too Late to Make Plans for Pillow Fight Day

I was sad to discover that I  have already missed Worldwide Quilting Day and Holi, the Color Festival, this year.  I looked on the web for a master list of textile-related celebrations so… Continue reading

March Materials Madness

It all started with the book, The Uncommon Quilter: Small Art Quilts Created with Paper, Plastic, Fiber, and Surface Design by Jeanne Williamson.   It’s a big title, but the quilts in the book… Continue reading

Silk – the Basics and a Little Beyond

Humans have been fascinated with silk for thousands of years.  The oldest piece of silk cloth found to date is just a tiny fragment,  found near Shanghai.  It dates back to about 2750… Continue reading