The Endeavourers Reveal Day: Emotions

It is the day when The Endeavourers online art quilt group reveals the works inspired by the latest theme. This quarter’s challenge was “Emotions/Feelings.” Inspired by the process of working creatively, I chose… Continue reading

A Fashion Plate from 1835

One of my daughters kindly picked up some old fashion plates at an auction and gave them to me. Let’s look at this one from 1835 — The caption at the bottom has… Continue reading

ScrapHappy January 2022

This table runner/ wall banner is made from the scraps left over from a baby quilt I made in June of 2019. It is based on a design by Alexandra Ledgerwood from her… Continue reading

Following the Trail of An Old Ax-head

Back in the fall, as I was walking around our place in the Hill Country, I came across an ax-head sticking out of the ground. Of course I wondered how long it had… Continue reading

Celebrating Public Domain Day

Every year at this time, I am eager to explore the works that are entering the public domain each year. For a list of 75 highlights of this year’s works, you can read… Continue reading

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