QuiltCon would not have been nearly as much fun without my friend and roommate Nikki, The Girl Who Quilts. Without her, I would have been a solitary soul, indeed, and wouldn’t have had nearly as many interesting conversations or good laughs. Her February Challenge also got me thinking about what goals I had for the […]
So consider that your warning. There is profanity. It’s rap. It’s also an ode to thrifting and for anyone who has made that a practice in their lives, that is *awesome*. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis “Thrift Shop Feat”.
I just found out about the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, and, quite literally, felt the urge to jump up and drive to Amherst, MA this instant. I happened upon it while I was looking for a poster of a scene from Ezra Jack Keats’s book The Snowy Day, which apparently doesn’t exist. I […]
About once every 2 months, I finally sit down and sort through the thousands of posts I have in my reader. It’s not that I don’t like reading blogs–on the contrary, I love it–but, like Pinterest, I find that I spend more time browsing and poking around and that takes away from my productivity. Since […]
Don’t put your embroidery snips in your back pocket. You’ll either stab yourself in the butt, or shove the tip under a fingernail. Or both. Just sayin’.
When I left for QuiltCon on Wednesday, I had worked very hard to keep my expectations to a respectable level, more to keep myself from vibrating apart from excitement than to keep myself from being disappointed! I knew it was going to be a great experience, and I think that all the hard work of […]
I traded some little girl aprons for some decent pics that aren’t taken with me holding a squirmy begrimed kid (although those can be fun), or taken while I’m holding my phone at arm’s length. I am pretty happy with this exchange! Come say “hi”, if you see me at QuiltCon!
Or, more truly, a commuter prop plane followed by a jet plane. QuiltCon starts on Thursday! One of my favorite things ever is the part of the book where the preparations take place: the organizing of lists, the packing of all the useful bits, and the anticipation of departure. Or, in my own life, the […]
I’m off to the funeral of a quilting friend today, Karen K. She was one of those ladies who, even in the few times I had the pleasure of hanging out with her in our quilting group, always had an answer for how to do something or where to look to find out more information. […]