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
that I can go for weeks without writing some witty and pithy thing here. Can you hang on for a moment, I need to go make coffee, change the laundry over and wait for a friend to come to use my Handi Quilter Moxie. Be back in a few. Copies are available at Road! My… Continue reading I find it profoundly odd
Where you finally get all the bits and pieces lined up ready to go and then a wrench gets tossed into the works, effectively derailing what you're doing? And because of what it is you can't really be mad about it first because you really have no control over it and second because that will… Continue reading Does this ever happen to you?
She didn't exactly make me cry in the sense that I was in her physical presence and she said/did something that made me cry. Nope. I'm reading her book Your Blue Flame Drop the Guild and do What Makes you Come Alive. The kindle version of the book opened up to chapter 8: You can… Continue reading Jen Fulwiler Made me Cry and Why I’m a Better Quilter for it
A long time ago in a far away place I pieced and quilted Split Complimenterity. Quilters, as a general rule, explore the wonderful world of color in a variety of ways, sometimes with great intention desiring to understand how and why color works. In an of itself color is another language we learn with nuances… Continue reading I’m Quilting! I’m Quilting!
Baking is my first creative love beginning with the staff of life, bread. Oh how I enjoy kneading the dough until it's just the right consistency then there's that yeasty build up from the moment it goes into the oven when dough and heat combine preparing the bread for consumption. Waiting until the bread has… Continue reading Ruined: The Angel Food Cake Saga
It all starts about mid-May every year. Sweet, sweet memories of the beginnings of the preparation for our wedding. Figuring out what we could do. Finding a wedding dress in the City for under my budget. Finding wedding rings. And those oh so comfortable moments when one gets super frustrated because this is a big… Continue reading Pardon me While I get a bit Sentimental
Before diving into the shifting of it all I am linking over to the Quilt & Tell Podcast. First congratulations to Debby Brown for her cover quilt and article in the upcoming issue of Quiltmaker. It's a stunner. I don't want to get the details wrong so I'm going to share Jay Duckworths Proptologist website… Continue reading Something shifted; somethings shifting
sometimes when memories pop through it's important to share them as in someway they led to where you are now. One summer a friends parents invited me along to northern Maine for a week away. One evening the local television station aired a documentary on Terry Fox who attempted to run across Canada in an… Continue reading Learn to Stitch with Reckless Abandon
Way back on June 6th the saga of the cracked drawer unit made its internet debut under the title of <a href="http://<!-- wp:paragraph --> <p></p> Cascade. After discovering this crack, and the terrible after effects on my sewing studio caused by the emptying out of it all over the sewing studio floor into bins to… Continue reading Oh my goodness this wasn’t easy