Random Musings on Art and LIfe


Slow Stitching Adds Life To Painted Fabric

October 30, 2014

If you have been with me for a while, you know that I’m working on a major project. Yes, this baby will be a Show Quilt. It is the first big art quilt that I have tackled in about 10 years. It’s a big undertaking, but I’m loving it! The first big steps in this…

Create A Thread Tracking System

October 23, 2014

After last week’s column on Choosing a Thread Palette from a bunch of autumn colored flowers, reader Bret Adams asked a really good question, “How do you keep track of your threads so that you know what you need to buy when you are shopping with vendors?” Bret noted that it is much too easy…

Pick A Palette From Fall Flowers

October 16, 2014

When Jack surprised me with a beautiful bunch of fall-colored flowers last week, I knew I wanted to capture the colors for a future stitching project. I took some photos, of course, but those are much too easily “out of sight — out of mind.” As the flowers started looking a little bit droopy, I…