That crack at the back of the drawer, splitting the back brace piece explained part of why opening/closing it is difficult. That and the bowing drawer bottoms. Sigh. When I bought this drawer unit it seemed perfect. The drawers are wide, and deep able to accommodate a lot of thread. I did not, however, give… Continue reading Cascade
Yesterday I went live on the pretty pictures social media platform and the recorded vid ends rather abruptly at 1:40, I think because I mentioned the videos only social media platform. Oops. Because of this I'll be going live again this afternoon around 2 Central on the pretty pictures social media platform. There will be… Continue reading Friday Quick Post
Not really. Kind of but ya know, I was. Linda Hahn messaged me a couple of weeks ago to be interviewed on It's Sew Road as one of the first teachers interviewed for Road to California in person in January, 2022. I had a great time talking with Matt & Linda, showed a few samples… Continue reading I was a Little, Shall we Say, Nervous?
Sneak Peeks are fun. When I think of the word "prompt" there are several things that come to mind: 1) feeding a line to an actor to nudge the memory2) offering hints or clues to help bring a memory to the surface or help a person remember3) a word or phrase used to evoke ideas… Continue reading A Sneak Peek: Summer of ’79
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!
Dear Friends, While I am a looker backer, reviewer, and an over thinker when it comes to Christmas card writing (which we did this year!) I (we) tend toward including personal notes rather than a long missive sharing the highlights of our year. I think I tried this a couple of years however this takes… Continue reading Twenty-twenty, A Christmastide Letter
Before digging into the main point of this blog post I want to share two things: First: in my last post there is a photo of one of the Handi Quilter Education team who seems to not have their face covered. Kitty Wilkin has hearing loss, reads lips, and due to our current collective life… Continue reading Taking Another Look
Gemstone Quilts Creating Fire & Brilliance in Fabric, Step by StepMJ KinmanC&T Publishing $29.95 112 pagesA few years back I made my way into the City (Manhattan) to meet MJ Kinman for an event honoring her work by the Women's Jewelry Association. Desiree Habitch is/was her coach/mentor, who worked on getting me invited to the… Continue reading Gemstone Quilts Creating Fire & Brilliance in Fabric, Step by Step – MJ Kinman
UPDATE: From a Random Drawing the winner is #42 Laurie. Congratulations! Welcome to the: I am a journal keeper from a long time back alternately documenting life, processing information and praying. Just before leaving NY most were shredded. I spent some time reading before shredding but most of them just gone. image courtesy C&T Publishing… Continue reading Quilters Project Planner Social Media Tour
I met Scott Hansen of Blue Nickels Studios when I joined the Generation Q Magazine crew. Scott was our Community Editor, aka talent scout, and I the blogger. Scott also designed for us regularly. A unique style and quirky sensibilities sum up the person of Scott, while in some sense lacking in the attempt. He's… Continue reading Color, Thread & Free-Motion Quilting Blog Tour: Scott Hansen