Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles

I am joining in with Cee’s Black & White Challenge, but with an emphasis on Photoshop® rather than my own photography. I did take this first picture — a textile-related vehicle. But all… Continue reading

Nature Quilt Finished!

I wonder how many of my posts follow this formula:  “Plan A + Materials B = Progress to Point C.  Suddenly, Difficulty D comes along and causes everything to go horribly awry, at… Continue reading

Custom-Designed Fabrics for a Nature Quilt

So my younger daughter is having a baby (YAY!) and she requested a quilt with a “Forest Friends” theme, something with cute owls and foxes and raccoons.  She sent me about eight pictures… Continue reading

Ohio Merchant’s Inventory from 1847

While hunting online for our ancestors’ records, I have been searching through collections of digitized microfilm pictures.  I have been lucky; many of them have already been indexed, making it easy to go… Continue reading

Scrappy Baby Quilt Tops

Months ago, I saw this baby quilt on KatyQuilts, and I just loved it. I loved the inclusion of gray and black into a baby quilt, and the way the colors sometimes moved… Continue reading

Textile Inventory from 1844

In going through the old papers from my husband’s family, I have come across an inventory from 1844, from his great-great-great-grandfather’s estate. I don’t have the original, I am working from a Xerox… Continue reading

A Tiny Touch of Nature — the Endeavourers’ Reveal Day

So, after all my deliberating about what aspect of nature to portray for the Endeavourers Nature theme, what did I choose? It even surprised me. I thought I might draw from an antique… Continue reading

The Endeavourers

Last year I signed up for an online art quilt group, The Endeavourers. Our first reveal date is coming up on February 1st, and our first theme is Nature. That is such a… Continue reading

So I Was THIS CLOSE to Amal, Anna, Beyonce…

… as well as Kirsten, Penelope, and Taylor. Okay, it was actually just their gowns, but that’s good enough for me. Museum of Fine Arts Houston is hosting the exhibition, “The Glamour and… Continue reading

Public Domain Day

For Public Domain Day, I am bringing you some lovely textiles from our own Museum of Fine Arts Houston.  One thing I really love about their online collections, is that they put the… Continue reading