Tag Archive: books

Basting, Bingeing, and Books

A while ago Kerry at Love Those Hands At Home mentioned in a post that she had tried this quilt-basting method from Sharon Schamber. The main idea is that you roll the quilt… Continue reading

A Family Textile Collection at the Smithsonian

Look at these two very similar samplers — They were made 57 years apart, the second one by the great-niece of the first, and based on her design. Many of us make quilts… Continue reading

Six Books on Sustainability and Some Things I Learned

Try not to think of this as a really long post, try to think of it as a quick way to sample six books on sustainability, and see if any of them intrigue… Continue reading

Bayeux Tapestry – Books, Part One

The Bayeux Tapestry seems so modern in its objectivity.  It presents what happened, but you can never tell what side it’s on.  No individual stands out as looking more handsome and heroic than… Continue reading

Books by the Yard

“Making one’s home in an unpublished novel wasn’t without its compensations.  All the boring day-to-day mundanities that we conduct in the real world get in the way of narrative flow and are thus… Continue reading

Women Are Here to Stay!

We wrapped up our recent visit to Big Bend with a short stay in Marfa, Texas.  Marfa is famous for its mystery lights, (written about even before cars were invented), for its reputation… Continue reading

Immersed in the Impressionists – Part Two

In my last post I related how Dancing for Degas started me down the path of trying to find out how the Impressionists were affected by war. After reading that novel, my next… Continue reading

It’s Not Too Late to Make Plans for Pillow Fight Day

I was sad to discover that I  have already missed Worldwide Quilting Day and Holi, the Color Festival, this year.  I looked on the web for a master list of textile-related celebrations so… 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