Teaching:Quilt Festival Beginner Free Motion Quilting Road to California: All Classes and I'll have a Special Exhibit and opportunities to sign Color, Thread & Free-Motion Quilting. Stay Tuned for more information on both shows. ____________________________________ KNOCK! KNOCK! This is opportunity knocking on your door: Sometimes opportunities happen at just that right moment. Richard Kennair of… Continue reading A Wee bit o this and that
Do you remember the angel food cake mentioned in Ruined: The Angel Food Cake Saga? While much like its maker the aforementioned cake was tasty and somewhat dense. No, no the maker isn't dense so much as sometimes in a hurry and takes shortcuts that lead to ruinous results. Ah well. Meanwhile I made the… Continue reading Of Planners, Cakes, and Conversations
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
Gratuitous Image to evoke HOT HOT HOT A number of friends local to Central Texas have mentioned that this is unusual weather. First the rain complete with lightning and thunder. Boom! Clap! Queue dripping sinuses from the mold. I did feel like I had moss growing around my feet. Right on the heels of the… Continue reading Let’s Get Funky
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?
We all have troubles in life some that we speak of, some that we don't. Our life experiences help form and shape us unto the people we are today. Some memories are wildly hard, some are delightful, some are neutral, some stay with us, some don't. At some point in my growing up I took… Continue reading When I was growing up
The clatter of the metal tray on the floor indicated the loss of bacon. The bacon prepared for BLT sandwiches fell on the floor. I just stood there and stared at the bacon. On the floor. Bacon grease splattered a good three feet away from the pan, bacon, in that delightfully crisp state, crumbled. Bacon.… Continue reading Wherein the Bacon Falls on the Floor
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!
Fabric & quilt designed by Jeanie Sumrall-Ajero Hoffman Fabrics I've been friends with, the quilter for, and an admirer of Jeanie Sumrall-Ajero's for years, since we met on the set of Quilting Arts TV. In recent years she's taken up photography, working on honing that skill in a way that's truly informed her fabric design.… Continue reading On Perspective