Tag Archive: cotton

Cotton Harvest

My lovely green cotton bolls are ready to pick! This is Erlene’s Green Cotton from Southern Exposure Seed Exchange.  Even if you aren’t planning to order any seed from them, you might want… Continue reading

Found Poem – Cotton

I once worked at a historical park where my supervisor (a woman) was a curator.  She once told me that if she ever had to catalog another doily, she would throw up.  She… Continue reading

Sunbonnets and Feed Sacks

Posting pictures of my extensive cotton crop (4 plants) in Guess the Plant the other day, I remembered a couple of sunbonnets and a feed sack I had tucked away. The pale blue… Continue reading

1940s Child’s Summer Dress

This is one of my mom’s childhood dresses. She remembers that the first summer she got it, it was too big.  She wore it the next summer and it fit just right.  Then… Continue reading

Trial by Fiber, Part Three

Note:  It all started with “Paper or plastic?”, didn’t it?  Before that, wise minds knew what was best – it was bad to cut down trees, so plastic was the better choice.  But… Continue reading

Trial by Fiber, Part Two

Note:  Previously, I posted the beginning of the court room drama that plays in my head whenever I start to think about my responsibilities to our environment.  I see myself as the harried Defendant, Textile… Continue reading

Trial by Fiber, Part One

 Note: Lately I have been doing a lot of reading on our use of resources – in the books The Story of Stuff by Annie Leonard, Confessions of an Eco-Sinner by Fred Pearce,… Continue reading

Rudbeckia Dye Results

A few days ago I clipped a lot of rudbeckia blooms in hopes of creating a beautiful natural dye. Here’s what I knew about natural dyes: the most common results from dye plants… Continue reading

Airing of the Quilts 1

Here on the Gulf Coast we usually go from a short cold damp winter straight to a very long hot humid summer.  This year we didn’t have any winter to speak of, but… Continue reading

Texas Quilt Museum

Last week my weaving friend Susan and I took a day trip to the new Texas Quilt Museum in La Grange. We made a couple of stops along the way – first to… Continue reading