3-D Wall Quilt

I saw some free-standing quilt blocks in Jean Wells’ book Intuitive Color and Design: Adventures in Art Quilting.  They were sort of a cross between a quilt block and a sculpture, using miniature… Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge – Urban

When I started participating in the Weekly Photo Challenge, I told myself that all my pictures would be from here on the farm.  But then this week’s challenge, Urban, came along, so I… Continue reading

Puffball Mushroom Dye

Whenever I notice that I have a whole lot of something growing on the farm, I research it to see if it can be used for a dye.  There were lots of  puffball… Continue reading

Early 1900s Boy’s Outfit

When you have old-fashioned skills like spinning and weaving, people assume you know about all things historical, and ask you to speak about them, especially to kids.  Because I think it’s so important… Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge – Merge

  When I take photos outside, I can’t really see how the picture is going to look, since it’s too bright to see the LCD screen.  So I just take LOTS of pictures… Continue reading

Late Summer Picnic

As you might have figured out by now, I collect all kinds of old household management books – books on cooking, sewing, cleaning, entertaining, and etiquette.  One of my favorite finds (for which… Continue reading

Getting the Hang of It

I’m almost done with the sea glass quilt.  I quilted the second half today, and joined the two halves together.  Now all I have to do is quilt across the middle seam, and… Continue reading

Pollinator Quilt

The state forest where I volunteer asked me to speak about their pollinator garden at a teacher workshop there. Most of the pollinators are very fast-moving, and so small – even if the… Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge: Growth

So much growth is thanks to pollinators!

Henhouse Surprise

[Warning:  Reptiles Ahead.  For those of you who are herpetologically challenged (that’s you, Mom), I will not put my best picture at the start of this post.  I will kind of ease into… Continue reading