Brownwyn is off on one of her adventures, and is taking over the blog while traveling. She's asked me not to reveal where she's going at this moment, mentioning this is something of a surprise and she likes to surprise quilterly friends. When I brought her to the magical transportation outlet, also known as the… Continue reading The Adventures of Brownwyn E
The Restoration of Celia FairchildMarie BostwickWilliam Morrow Paperbacks$16.99 Normally I'd have an image of the book cover here however I didn't reach out to Marie or William Morrow so this review will do. The Restoration of Celia Fairchild follows a brief and dynamic moment of change in Celia's life that leads her to her hometown… Continue reading A Book Review, Catching Up, and Planning
I am in the throes of once again moving fabric, books, shelving units and tables in the sewing room to make it easier to film classes. It will, if all goes well, make it easier to get into the sewing room itself, but is still giving me doubts about the closet. WE shall see won't… Continue reading Work Avoidance Techniques
Wednesday morning at 11 Central/9 Pacific for https://www.instagram.com/p/CKhJEXQHTFt/ Coffee with Paula Reid on my Instagram Account. Please join us. We've got some news to share and would like to share it with you. I am not able to quilt live again this week due to another commitment. There are moments when I'm grateful for the… Continue reading Tune in!
As a general rule I don't cover hot topics in this part of my quilting world. Hot topics were reserved for the magazine blog & social media spaces. Then someone of note in the industry said/did something that not only did I disagree with it was in fact demeaning and demoralizing. I wrote this Op… Continue reading Holding Space
You might remember, or not, that I spent most of my growing up years in Maine where we have a local caffeinated, carbonated beverage. You might be surprised to learn that I have never had this particular non-adult beverage that I in anyway recall. Then there's the totally awesome definition of Moxie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWoHiCvC26Y From chatting… Continue reading Some News!
I started writing this post while I was in the middle of moving from New York to Texas. As happens there are often things that crop up that put some posts on hold for a while. I'm going to finish this post writing as I started it But first who ever would have imagined on… Continue reading Imagine, Promise, Hope and Quilting
I think my favorite shared-on-the-blog experiences are the Blue Goo, and the Squirrel in the House at Christmas stories. What I didn't remember is that my brother had a bird in the house? How does that even happen? Open doors and windows I suppose. Every now and again coffee mishaps fill this page. In the… Continue reading On Crunchy Coffee & Cilantro
The possibilities are endless, the potential is great, and I'm looking forward to figuring it out. Things are up in the air at the moment, and while there is nothing I can do about the up-in-the-airness of it all I can imagine, and dream. This is a reference to a potential home in Texas and… Continue reading Imagine
Twenty twenty is off to an amazing start in ways that I'm looking forward to sharing over the next several months. What I can share with you now is that I'm teaching at International Quilt Festival in Houston, I have two classes Beginner Machine Quilting and The Weight of Color (a drawing style class). As… Continue reading Twenty twenty, Imagine and Beauty