Gift Post: Eye Mask

A friend of mine has Stage Zero Breast Cancer. I have never heard of Stage Zero Breast Cancer either, but she explained that it has something to do with calcifications. You’ll have to look it up, if you are interested. She said that her health system is one of the few that actually treats Stage … Continue reading “Gift Post: Eye Mask”

Eye Mask Finished

Some time ago, I though about making some eye masks as gifts.This came up when my eye doctor said to put a hot compress on my eyes every night to prevent something I can’t remember now. I was suffering from whatever it was (stys?) at the time and the doc was concerned. I had never … Continue reading “Eye Mask Finished”

Small Gift Ideas

I originally wrote this to support Bay Area Modern‘s various swaps and activities. Once their new website was live, the blog was discontinued. I think this is a useful post (and not just because I wrote it!), so I decided to rewrite it, update it and post it here. Please note: I haven’t tried all … Continue reading “Small Gift Ideas”

Various & Sundry 2021 #1

In Austria the traditional greeting for the New Year is ‘Gute Rutsch’, which means good slide into the new year. I hope your slide out of 2020 and into 2021 was pleasant and happy. Thanks for reading. I look forward to another year of you reading my thoughts and posts about my projects. Articles, Media, … Continue reading “Various & Sundry 2021 #1”

Various & Sundry 2020 #8

Welcome to week 5 million of S-i-P and working from home, playing at home, staring at the same people, staying home. I am joking. We are fine and it could be much worse for us. Thank heaven for sewing! Projects Join the Toledo Art Museum’s COVID-19 Virtual Quilting Bee by submitting a block of your … Continue reading “Various & Sundry 2020 #8”

Various & Sundry 2020 #7

Other Artists There was a discussion of Karl Benjamin at our guild meeting last week. He seems to have been pals with Ellsworth Kelley, who I have discussed here. Karl’s works are very modern quilt (in the contemporary sense of the phrase)-like. It is interesting to see how nothing is new. Johanna Bashford has a … Continue reading “Various & Sundry 2020 #7”

Quilt Class: Foundation Piecing pt.2

We are learning foundation piecing (also called paper piecing) using a pattern called New York Compass. If you are just finding this tutorial, go to part 1 to see the supply list and learn how to prepare your pieces. I am using an aqua with white dots for my background and a red with white … Continue reading “Quilt Class: Foundation Piecing pt.2”

Houston Quilt Festival 2014 pt.1

Yes, I went to Houston. We arrived on Wednesday and left on Monday. The bad part was that I didn’t get enough steps and ate too much. The good was so much. I can’t even begin to tell you how many fantastically gorgeous and amazing quilts were there. Even if you go once, you must … Continue reading “Houston Quilt Festival 2014 pt.1”

Various & Sundry 2014 #2

What I am reading: I just finished Silent in the Grave, Silent in the Sanctuary, Silent on the Moor and Dark Road to Darjeeling by Deanna Raybourn and am on to The Dark Enquiry again. Yes, again. Sometimes I need comfort books. If I had A Town Like Alice on audio, I probably would have … Continue reading “Various & Sundry 2014 #2”

Sampler Class: Foundation Piecing Part 2

We are working on learning foundation piecing (also called paper piecing) using a pattern called New York Compass. If you are just finding this tutorial, go to part 1 to see the supply list and learn how to prepare your pieces. I am using an aqua with white dots for my background and a red … Continue reading “Sampler Class: Foundation Piecing Part 2”