Archive for June, 2007

Sneak peak

I have not had a chance to start sewing skirts. I have been side tracked by a project for Quilting Arts magazine to come out later in the year. I won’t tell you exactly what I am doing, but it does involve some painting and quilting and… Here’s a little teaser.


I can’t believe how many beautiful fabrics there are on the market now.It makes me want to sew *gasp* skirts!I learned to sew in high school from Ms. Issel the best home-ec teacher ever. In my senior year I spent five of my seven periods a day in either a home-ec class or the art […]

plant study

I have always loved the look of old plant engravings. I was curious to know if that look could be reproduced with thread on fabric. What I realized is that it really can’t because you can not get the lovely thick and thin line quality that the old engravings have. Front Back I do like […]

Clessidra stockings

I am making the Clessidra stockings that can be found on with Knitpicks Bare – Merino Wool/ Silk, fingering weight yarn.I love these. (It is not easy photographing your own leg.)I thought it would be awful making knee socks. The ankle socks I have made in the past seem to take an eternity. These […]

Moo Cards

I got my Moo Cards! These are so cool. They are like miniature business cards. You just upload your photos, as many as you want. Crop them. Choose your type, add up to 5 lines of text and pay $24.99 for 100 cards. It takes about two weeks to get them. They are on nice […]

Cicada invasion

This is the time in the 17 year cicada cycle that the bugs crawl out of the ground. I remember the cicadas in Austin TX fondly, hearing the buzz circling through the trees above. Rarely did I see one of these buzzing creatures. In the city we have barely heard a cicada. I drove out […]

Quilt entry shattered

I just got a call from Crystal over at IQA that my CD entry for the show shattered. I sent it UPS in a padded envelope in a jewel case. She said they have had a couple that have shattered. Luckily I was able to email my entry to them.

New in Publication

Two of my older quilts are in the July/August issue of Quilters Newsletter hitting the newsstands now. In the top left corner is Saint Michael Overcoming Evil and the lower middle right is Saint Joan of Arc. Artella has finally sent out the print issue of their magazine with the Body of Art theme. My […]

World Naked Bike Ride?

Last night around 9:30 we heard lots of hoots and hollers, fog horns and whistles. We ran to the window and looked down to see hundreds of cyclists and a few roller bladers going by. Then my husband said “hey, that guys naked” Then we realized they were all in various states of clothes optional […]

Arbol de Vida

Quilt has been photographed and the entry has been sent off to International Quilt Festival Houston.

The Golden Compass Trailer

I am so excited to see they are making a film based on The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman. I loved this book when I read it ten years ago, it will be a visual feast now that we have the computer technology to animate this so realistically. This is in the young adult genre […]

Knit graffiti

I love this. Making the world a little more colorful one stitch at a time. This group based in Stockholm Sweden is adding their knitting to public places to make creative statements. See more on their blog Maquerade.

Abby’s got a brand new bag

I saw a guy at the Antiques market last week with a bag like this for his dog. What a perfect bag, made with heavy duck cloth and a quilted lining. It is from Wagwear. There are days when Abby wants to be held all the time and it is a little hard getting things […]

Women in Art

500 Years of Female Portraits in Western Art

The Soleil top from Knitty

This is the Soleil top from knit with Knitpicks Shine sport. It fits pretty well. Not something I have achieved with all of my sweaters. I think the shoulders could have been knit with some shaping though to rest flatter on the top of the shoulder. I love the bit of lace at the […]

Abby’s new bed

We were at Target yesterday and found this cat bed. It is a bald little chihuahuas dream. She tried it out on the way home and settled right in.