PUTTING TWO & TWO TOGETHER (MAYBE) On the way home from Ann Arbor where our daughter lives, we pass a small open area just after an overpass and before the train station. It's on the right hand side of the road. There's really nothing there except some busted up concrete and a bench. It may … Continue reading Rocks and Podcasts
MORE PENTAGONS! I found another pentagon! Next time you enjoy a handful of blueberries, see how many pentagons you can find. Hint: they're hidden in the five-pointed star. They're not all this perfectly formed. I kind of feel badly that I ate it. Thank you for the wonderful comments after my last post. So many … Continue reading More Pentagons, More Balls, & Life Inside a Snow Globe
I've been dyeing clothesline again and totally having a blast. While I'm working to accumulate enough of a selection of "line" for my June 24 Fabric BOWLing workshop with the Lighthouse Quilters in Racine, WI, I do have some extras if you're interested in stitching up some fabric bowls yourself. Supplies are limited, so don't … Continue reading Clothesline, Baskets, and a Scooter Video
I went to bed Friday night with a dull ache in my head. I was beat. Too many long days in a row. I was looking for an adventure on Saturday, something different, something out of the ordinary, but I had no ideas. I slept in Saturday morning. Scooter was in a cuddly mood (good … Continue reading An Adventure in Time
First a little quilting lesson. There are two kinds of threads. Actually, there are way more than that, but in terms of how they unfurl off the spool, there are basically two kinds: the ones where the spool goes up and down and the ones where the spool goes side to side. Since I'm using some highly … Continue reading Thread Lifter Lifts Spirits…and MORE!
Here's Steve and I in silhouette. We're leaning over the railing checking out the fish in the Detroit River from the Canadian side. Look closely and you can see the tiny fish in our shadow. I don't know what kind they are or where they were going, but there were zillions of them. This here … Continue reading Don’t let me loose with a camera!
The cherries are here! The cherries are here! It's really summer and I bought a big bag. I gently wiggled my fingers around a suitable handful and carefully took them out of the bag. I ran them under cold water, plopped them in a bowl, and wouldn't you know the first one I chose was a … Continue reading Mutant Fruit
I've been working on more techniques and samples for my Fabric Bowling workshop. I'll be teaching it at the Valdez Quilt Festival in Alaska in September. I've been having way too much fun! The first experiment was forgetting the fabric wrapping all together. I just took the ecru-colored cotton clothesline, some bright variegated thread and had … Continue reading More Bowling
Yours truly will be a guest on The Quilt Show! Look for me on a monitor near you some time at the beginning of 2011. If you can't wait that long, and you're a member of The Quilt Show, come to the taping! It will be on August 10th and "admission" is a completed, fully registered Priority: Alzheimer's … Continue reading I’ll Be On The Quilt Show!
I go to Daddy's school every year to talk about being a service dog. Actually, Mom does most of the talking. We go with Aunt JoAnne who brings her Leader Dog puppies. I'm retired now, but I still know my stuff. This year Aunt JoAnne brought Maggie May. She was "career changed" because of her … Continue reading Back To School