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

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

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