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

Word of the Year for 2018

As I sat down to plan for this coming year, my Word of the Year popped into my head unbidden, and it was “Quality.” When it comes to quilts, I have always loved… Continue reading

Wrapping Up 2017

My word of the year for 2017 was Focus, and I even turned it into a little acronym to help me to remember what to focus on. Essentially I wanted to use up… Continue reading

Sailmaker on Board

If you had asked me, “When did the Age of Sail end?” I would have thought about it a while, guessing that since steamboats were invented about 1803, sailing ships must have been… Continue reading

A Compendium of Sail Information

The most interesting thing to me about the Age of Sail is the textiles used to make the sails.  But as I have tried to find out more about them, I have been… Continue reading

Ladies of the Clipper Ship Prima Donna

One of my ongoing topics to research is the history of sails.  Lately, I came across these 19th century clipper ship cards, that are just too good to keep to myself. Only the… Continue reading

Souvenirs from Washington

On our way to the Maryhill Museum of Art, we had time to meander and stop at little towns and scenic overlooks. In the historic district of Ellensburg, we had a delicious breakfast,… Continue reading

Theatre de la Mode Dolls at Maryhill Museum

Last week I got to go with my husband to a conference in Seattle, and afterward we had two days to see some of Washington’s other sights.  I could have had a difficult… Continue reading