New Baby Lamb

Romy added a new baby to our flock on March 15th.  It is a little male lamb who looks just like his daddy. He was born out in the pen with no troubles,… Continue reading

Properly Attired Servants, 1907-style

Now that we have sprung forward, I’m sure spring cleaning is on your mind.  Which inevitably brings up questions, “How many servants should I have?” “How shall I occupy myself while they are working?” and… Continue reading

Colorious Weaving

These are some of my weaving samples from over the last 30 years. I have always been more of a Textile Experimenter (Experimentalist?  Experimentician?) than a Textile Expert.  Magazine articles and workshops constantly introduced… Continue reading

And Now for the Range Part

About 3 years ago, I got to move to the Piney Woods of Texas, to a small farm that has been in my husband’s family for 50 years.  I was surprised at how many people… Continue reading

Texas Quilt Museum

Last week my weaving friend Susan and I took a day trip to the new Texas Quilt Museum in La Grange. We made a couple of stops along the way – first to… Continue reading

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This vintage table cloth captures the spirit of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.  Doesn’t it make you feel like gathering the community for a quick barn-raising, followed by a potluck feast? The tablecloth… Continue reading

What’s Your Textile Identity?

“If you were a tree, what kind of tree would you be?”  We hear that kind of question in election years, directed at the candidates.  It’s interesting to hear the answers, but the… Continue reading

Happy Feet

I’d always assumed these stockings were hand knit, just because they were made of cotton and had fancy stitches.  But since reading the 1914 book Textiles by William H. Dooley, I think they may… Continue reading

Umbrella Etiquette, 1922-style

After a year-long drought, we are getting days and days of rain.  Of course one’s first thought on getting caught in a rainstorm is, “How do I protect my clothing?  And more importantly,… Continue reading

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