Coverlet Mysteries

I don’t see as many woven coverlets for sale as I do quilts, but this is one I picked up back in the 90s.  I’ve always thought of it as a small blanket,… Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge – Solitary

Every now and then I spend a peaceful afternoon wandering in an old cemetery.  This monument spoke to me of the idea of “solitary”, as it commemorates someone who died less than a… Continue reading

Streamlined Studio

I think craft supplies are like coral reefs- they slowly build on each other when you’re not looking, and before you know it, you’re surrounded by towering structures of beautiful fabric, yarn, books,… Continue reading

Colorious II

Every weaver worth their thread does sample pieces called gamps, to try different threadings, or yarns, or colors – or all of the above-  in one reference piece.   These color gamps are… Continue reading

Generous Awards

The lovely Nuestra Dona de las Agujas has chosen to pass the Blog on Fire award to me.  It means a lot to me coming from her, because her blog is full of… Continue reading

DIY Pouf Foot Stool

Originally posted on My Attempts at Cleverness:
I love to crochet, but I have huge gaps in my knowledge of it. I can’t read patterns, and I have no idea how much yarn…

Weekly Photo Challenge – Near and Far

This week’s challenge reminded me of the spot where I have been near to another place while in another respect, being very, very far from it. In 2002, the other informal crossings of… Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge – Free Spirit

This is a tough one for me.  I am pretty much the opposite of a free spirit – a homebody. I guess the most free-spirited thing I ever did was to take part… Continue reading

Back to School – 1950s Style

These are two skirts that my mom wore to high school in the early 1950s.  I wore them again in the 70s, often.  They are very comfortable and wear like iron! All you… Continue reading

Frilly Foundations

Well, it’s Labor Day – time to put away those summer whites.  Here are four fabulous cotton undergarments that were stored away a century ago and never retrieved for use. These two petticoats… Continue reading