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Quilts with Character Monday Morning Edition

This Saturday January 20th is Brain Dump: Stitch the Scary Stuff in your Brain at the Quilt Basket in Pawling NY. This will be a fun class, and not at all scary as we'll be making an Impractical Color Wheel using our own thread, and you'll be able to purchase new thread from the shop,… Continue reading Quilts with Character Monday Morning Edition

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Quilted Block of the Month January 2018

Welcome to the Quilted Block of the Month for January 2018. We're going to have a good time exploring Letha's Electric Fan, I'm thinking this will be the block for February as well. This block has been on my "list" of blocks to make since I first saw it about 9 years ago because the… Continue reading Quilted Block of the Month January 2018

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During the Blizzard

As the snow fell, the wind howled, and The Lord of the Rings played in the background I took the last few stitches in purple on this version of the Impractical Color Wheel. As those stitches completed, the idea for the next one developed, I made notes in my planner so I'd remember, and went… Continue reading During the Blizzard

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And then I said, My Brain is a Strange and Unusual Place

Brain Dump: Stitch the Scary Stuff in Your Brain is all about well, stitching the scary stuff in your brain. Okay, this isn't so much scary for me as it is fun, and challenging. Sometimes it's the challenge of figuring out what goes wheres. Sometimes it's the challenge of staying focused while stitching a lot… Continue reading And then I said, My Brain is a Strange and Unusual Place

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Connect: color

A while back Wednesday mornings meant heading to a local coffee shop for knitting and chatting. This hardcore machine quilter loved the company, and getting out of the house once a week was priceless. It was a way of connecting with friends, and with some handwork, knitting and crocheting. Attending guild meetings, sharing quilt stories,… Continue reading Connect: color

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Tidying, Rearranging, and Gratitude

So the cool thing about being on social media is that asking just the right question will get an answer pretty dang quickly. Thank you John Kubiniec for reconnecting me with this amazing block: Letha's Electric Fan Here's one And another And one moreĀ - John designed this one for Windham Fabrics You may notice that… Continue reading Tidying, Rearranging, and Gratitude

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2018 Word of the Year

As a word of the year Gratitude was a good one. I am grateful for the experience of 2017. Creativity is slowly returning. The Quilted Block of the Month Started (with big plans to continue in 2018). A few teaching opportunities. Learning about embroidery. Having a spouse who loves me deeply. One of the considerations… Continue reading 2018 Word of the Year