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Still Here

7 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

I added some audio to yesterday's post. I will be posting in the evenings now. I think. The way things are going. Today's nine is a nine wall patch.

How I track my business receipts.

If you could see my office and studio right now, you’d back out slowly and think twice about coming back. It’s so messy around here right now! I have a ton of stuff to clean up. It’s that time of year when you have to start gathering all the papers and receipts and get ready...

December's Looking

7 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

It's December and it is way warm. I was going to talk today but really, I am just separating stuff out and looking. I'll talk tomorrow. It was a beautiful day and I spent it mostly outside.

The Handbook of Textile Culture

The Handbook of Textile Culture, produced by Bloomsbury and edited by Janis Jefferies, Diana Wood, and Hazel Clark, is a huge book, not in physical dimensions, but in scope and status. This is a book that takes on the subject of textiles as life-changer, as historical-mover, as political, social, and technological contributor. Show More Summary

Just Me and Cloth

7 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

This picture is a find. An old frame from Grandma, with some old sampler in in it. Years ago. Fell to the floor, glass shattered, wood splintered. The board tacked to the back of the frame was this. The photo...

Even I miss a day…

I couldn’t post yesterday as there was this happening.  It’s been a strange couple of weeks for me, but I’m ready to face the world again and get started with the rest of my life. 

How Sadness Might be Useful

7 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

I am not sad anymore. Have a good weekend.

You never know who you’ll meet.

Today was the last day of the BERNINA Ambassador retreat.  We took a very nice photo together! And I got to spend a very brief amount of time with Alex Anderson and Joanne Sharpe!! I know you will see lots of quilters in that photo that you recognize, and it was my incredible honor to...

Parting the Sea of Sadness(es)

7 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

Yesterday. Still caught by it. video link if you see no player I referred to Upside Down Appliqué and I know I have a few clips out there. Here is one that I managed to dig out for now: video...

Isn’t it Cool to Learn New Things?

Today at the BERNINA Ambassador Retreat I got to try out a BUNCH of “new to me” attachments for the BERNINA that I had never tried before! BERNINA has a new updated version of the Big Book of Feet that describes each attachment and what it’s used for.  I can see lots of new accessories...

When the Rain Comes

7 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

Rain can be contagious. It rained for days here. One hour caught it from the one before. Sometimes when it rains. It can get into your heart. When it gets into you heart, it is a different kind of rain....

I’m in great company!!

Not just in the awesome 31 Day Blog Writing Challenge, but also at the BERNINA Ambassador Reunion.  It’s so close to my hometown, so I could not pass up the opportunity. So what do BERNINA Ambassadors do at this “reunion”?  Well, we are going to get to spend time learning all about the newest machines...

Today's Nine

7 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

Good Morning. Today's (actually it happened a few days ago) Nine is not really nine. But then again it is. I didn't want you to think I forgot about Nine. It happened while I was pulling small scraps of self...

Follow the CRAFT NAPA Blog hop!

For my very first 31 Day Blog Writing Challenge, I am announcing that I’m part of the CRAFT NAPA Blog Hop. I’m not teaching at CRAFT NAPA, but I will be your cruise director for the after hours sewing room!! CRAFT NAPA looks to be one of the premiere art retreats on the West Coast,...

The Fibre Fables Exhibition at The Stainless, New Delhi

The Fibre Fables exhibition, which is running at the The Stainless gallery, in New Delhi, India, is a collaborative effort between contemporary artists/film makers/ photographers/sculptors ?/ installation artists and weavers in Raj Group's...Show More Summary

Days and Cloth

7 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

Days are getting shorter. Darker. Cloth is getting longer. Lighter. Sympathetic Evolution is one of the terms (collectively referred to as Spirit Cloth Language in my journal) I use a lot. To describe how things happen sometimes. How a composition,...

Why I’m Blogging for 31 Days During the Holidays

I’m starting a 31 day blog writing challenge.  Yes, I know it’s starting in December.  Yes, I know it’s smack in the middle of the busiest time of the year.  I’m still pushing forward.  Here’s why. My blog, the place on the internet that I own and can talk directly to you fine folks who...

Last Words in November

7 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

Thank You to Quilting Arts Magazine for republishing my article from 2010 in their new 15th Anniversary issue (#78). Wow! Has it been that long? Meanwhile, a freeze! And the regular studio has been closed down for a while. I...

Wordless through Late November

7 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

Here I go... Some old eye of nine. (Somewhere on Magic Cloth 2) The better to see myself with. Wordless for a bit. But pictures. I can manage that. I'll be back to talking in December. And probably there will...

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