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Dear Jane, I have been distracted.

I wish I was a 1 or 2 project-at-a-time kind of gal. But I’m not. There is always another project that draws me away from my current one.  Lately, someone has been pinning lots of Dear Jane quilts on Pinterest which prompted me to take at look at what I’ve got. Only 61 out of […]

Yesterday was Clear

4 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

Warm. That place between cold and hot. Comfort. Yesterday was that. And the feeling of clearing space. It spread throughout the house. Some local charity called and left a message. Do you have any clothing or household items you might...

Spring Cleaning

4 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

Yesterday was milder. A coolness on the wind. But the sun was warm and kind. The quiet room was freed from the clutter that accumulated over the last cold days of the season. Lighter. Scrubbed, dusted. The old fashioned way....

The Coming of Spring and the Continuing Cycle

Illustration: Spring daffodils by John Hopper. Well spring is here for some, autumn/fall for others. The change of seasons is always one of those markers of life, it reveals to us the seemingly eternal cycle of endless beginnings, and no more so than the coming of spring. Show More Summary

Spring Break

4 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

April 1. And what a fool I was to think Spring would never come. It's been a hard winter. Maybe not just the weather. Maybe a little bit me. My own winter. A chill that ran through me. April marks...


4 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

Quilting (for me) is a needle chant. One stitch at a time is how I like it. Needle in Needle out

Making do

4 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

I have heard my posts have not been arriving by email lately. To those subscribed, well, oh well. It's free and it's all I got.

Something like a curtain

4 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

There is a bunch of thin cloth hanging between the drafty kitchen and the room we heat. The kitchen is between the studio and that warm room. I replaced the heavier one because I just couldn't stand not to have...

to Hold and be Held

4 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

Basket Sense Making sense of self. I continue to let the image form. I learn from image. Form. It is sort of three things. For me. Basket. A sense of self. A sense of what self might hold. A sense...

Family Time

We spent the week helping out my sister-in-law who had a partial thyroidectomy.  Her surgery went well and she is doing great!  The above photos are some of the highlights from the week.  It was good to spend the week with her and now it is good to be home. Rolling hills and fluffy clouds […]

Where to find me at International Quilt Festival Chicago!

I would LOVE to meet all of you at the big quilt show in Chicago! Here’s where to find me! Thursday 10 am to Noon – Open Studios – Fabric Manipulation 2pm to 4pm – Open Studios – Cartooning for … Continue reading ?

Nice and Old

4 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

A beautiful cloth from Indonesia. Very striking with the combination of warp ikat and discontinuous supplementary weft patterning. This textile, like a few I have here combines both natural and synthetic dyes. The natural colors have faded greatly in...

Technique of the Week – Week #32 – Electrolumiescent Wire

  This week’s Technique of the Week uses Electroluminescent Wire, also called EL wire.  This stuff is so cool when it lights up.  It’s also called “cool neon” because it’s completely cold.  Check it out in the video: So the … Continue reading ?


4 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

Three. Pages. Three is always more indication of going than two. So I am just looking at these three today. Two weeks and a day. A day that seemed bigger than a week. Note to self: Dividing space gives me...

The Three Dreamers

4 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

Also known as Sun Moon Star Heads. I added a few more details in an attempt to express something that just popped into my mind today. And also to finish up the winter stray cat series. This week. Before warmer...

Self Reflection

4 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

After a long winter. In my 64th year. With new eyes. Transition lenses halfway between light and dark. For the record.


4 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

Three days work. Monday Tuesday Wednesday. Sometimes a day seems like things in a row. Connected. And a week, a chunk of those. Counting is like going but not Just. Measuring is counting, recording. Story is recounting. Another week in...

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