The Uber driver picked me up at the hotel Thursday morning to take me to the Ontario Airport to head back to Texas. This delightful driver, Grace, I learned has an art degree and ran an art department for a while. At some moment she needed work and ended up working for the concession stands… Continue reading Road to California Redux
On Following Directions
You know I'm moving, right? I've mentioned it on social media and on this post. Even in this time of active social media news sometimes travels slowly. My Sweetie found a position near Austin TX, accepting mid-January. Our house sold quickly and I'm in the process of packing up. Over the weekend my sister and… Continue reading On Following Directions
Quilt Market Kansas City Here I come
Just so ya know this will be a little bit of Spring Market with some forethought to Fall Market. Spring Quilt Market is just around the corner. While my tickets are purchased, and housing procured there are hard due dates between now and then. Big due dates. And work to do. Did I mention the… Continue reading Quilt Market Kansas City Here I come
Has anyone ever written an article encouraging quilters to do math?
Please hang with me here as I'm going to share of my own failures in Junior High and High School, the moments where the dime dropped, and how I can now do a lot of quilty math in my head. I'll begin with breaking down the question and clarifying my intent. While I failed math… Continue reading Has anyone ever written an article encouraging quilters to do math?
All the started posts
are serious. There are a lot of questions running through my brain like: when will I quilt again? This one is serious - dry spells suck, particularly after this microburst of creative energy. Whew. In eight years will modern quilting be called Mid Century Modern? Well, no because of the timing it's not mid-century.… Continue reading All the started posts
The Rules of Quilting
And she said Flowers are red young man Green leaves are green There's no need to see flowers any other way Than the way they always have been seen Harry Chapin Flowers are Red https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cVpkzZpDBA The other day the topic of Community came up on the Faith blog as a result of leaving a quilting… Continue reading The Rules of Quilting
So then there was the time
It seems so long ago, seven years in fact. But forever ago in the world of quilting. Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims along with Jan (Magee) Mark were the brains behind The Quilt Life, a quilting magazine recognizing the reality that, as quilt makers, our lives revolve around quilting. I had the privilege of writing… Continue reading So then there was the time
Oh I hope this works!
So, there was this one day when I picked up a few things at a quilt shop. It's been a really long time since I made garments. I used to make skirts pretty easily, but shirts. Well lets say understanding how to adjust patterns to the curve of my person is a bit of a… Continue reading Oh I hope this works!
Well this is pretty darned awesome-sauce
A wee little bit ago I heard noise coming from the general vicinity of my sweetie's computer. He's not a fan of my Sunday evening television viewing, that's blog fodder for another day. So, he turns his computer in my general direction, showing me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ua99zCtkOZ4 Well just wow. Wow. Wow. Wow. Just watch the… Continue reading Well this is pretty darned awesome-sauce
2017 Word of the Year
well I guess I never decided on a 2016 word, or just kept the one from 2015: Journey. Something about keeping the same word seems full of continuity however, I've been looking for my word all year, not really finding it. In a sense I've felt a little lost somewhat like Sam and Frodo trying to… Continue reading 2017 Word of the Year