In memoriam 12

It’s taken me a while to decide whether or not to write this, but I’ve decided to go ahead. This blog is mainly about quilting, though there are the “and more …” bits, too. This is definitely not about quilting. My husband and I were away recently when we had […]

Modern Clutch, parts 2 and 3 4

Some time ago I showed you a little clutch I made myself from dupioni silk. At the time I also wanted to make similar bags for our two daughters, but finding dupioni silk here is a little difficult, and ordering it meant purchasing a much larger quantity than needed. However, while […]

Cassatas 2

We’re lucky that our immediate family all live nearby. Because of that, one of our daughters usually hosts Christmas Eve dinner, I do Christmas breakfast, and the other daughter hosts Christmas dinner. We all contribute to the two dinners, of course, since it’s a lot of work for one person. […]

Something’s fishy … 4

While in Houston last month, I saw an adorable pattern by Appliqué Elementz and couldn’t pass it up. In fact, there were so many cute ones that I had a hard time deciding which one to get! I decided to make this into a throw pillow to be given away […]

Tree’s up! 3

… and not a moment too soon, IMHO. The problem was that our tree, though workable, was really too big. We have a small house and limited places where a tree will fit at all. But I finally found a pre-lit tree that could fit on an end table quite […]


A few days ago I went to my local quilt shop, Quiltique, to get some fabric glue for a project I was working on. While there, I happened upon a really cute gift item that I simply couldn’t leave there; it was perfect for me and for many people I […]