Starting Them Out Right

When you’re a crafts person and you have a child, you tend to hope that they will follow you down the satisfying road of creativity.  You start them off with handmade outfits and… Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge – Geometry

For this week’s photo challenge, I chose some pictures I took at Hoover Dam this spring.  They are not the best photos, but they do illustrate something I am interested in – the… Continue reading

International Quilt Festival, Part Two

(You may want to start imagining the Mission Impossible music playing in the background). Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to rescue textiles that might otherwise fall into the wrong… Continue reading

International Quilt Festival, Part One

Here are some of the fabulous quilts I saw today.  I went through the exhibits in about an hour, so I didn’t come close to seeing everything.  I love being allowed to take… Continue reading

Hoops Humor

I’m going to the International Quilt Festival tomorrow, so I have to rest up!  So here is just a quick post for tonight, but I’m pretty sure I’ll have plenty to report from… Continue reading

My 100th Post!

It wasn’t long after I started blogging that I found the wonderful blog, the Dancing Professor, and one of the first posts I read there asked, “Who are you writing for?” I thought… Continue reading

Books on the Nightstand, Books on the Kindle, Part Two

Art books for less than half their listed price, old out-of-print books for free, books that I didn’t even know existed now magically recommending themselves to me, huge books that can now fit… Continue reading

Books on the Nightstand, Books on the Kindle, Part One

When someone asks me, “Kindle or real book?”  my answer is “Both.”  I will take any book I can get in any form.  I love being able to carry 50 or so books… Continue reading

Waltz Across Textiles

Barbers, bartered brides, and bullfighters, – they all get their own operas.   Pirates, demons, tsars, student princes  – they’re all thrilling characters, but if you ask me, textile artists are seriously underrepresented in… Continue reading

Nature’s Spinners

This morning was misty, and I could see a huge spider web from all the way across the pond.  When I got out there with my camera, I saw lots of  webs of… Continue reading