Wrapping Up 2021

2021 was not that different from 2020 — I mostly stayed home, and worked on projects in a scattered fashion. Big Projects I did get one bed-sized quilt done.  It was enough to… Continue reading

A Little Smackerel of Christmas

Our family celebrates Christmas with very little stress — the kids get presents, but for the adults, we just exchange small edible treats, and make donations to our favorite charities. The fact that… Continue reading

Some Kids’ Quilts Finishes

I am very happy to have gotten two quilts finished before the holiday hustle and bustle begins. I started making quilts with this pattern in early 2018.  I initially saw the pattern on… Continue reading

The Endeavourers’ Reveal Day, November 2021

The Endeavourers is an online group that creates small art quilts quarterly, all inspired by a chosen theme. This quarter the theme was “A Headline from a Newspaper,” which I found dismaying. Normally… Continue reading

A Jar of Buttons

  A Jar of Buttons This is a core samplefrom the floor of the Sea of Mending, a cylinder packed with shellsthat over many years sank through fathoms of shirts —pearl buttons, blue… Continue reading

Tales Told by the Hemp-Dresser

Imagine yourself in rural France on a cool autumn evening in the 1840s.  After the work of the harvest, what would you do for entertainment? You might find yourself outside in the dark,… Continue reading

September 2021 Quilt Projects

Since I am apparently just going to make quilt tops for the rest of my life, and never finish them, I thought I would post a few. A benefit to this photo session… Continue reading

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