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March 1, 2019

Recently, I've become this side of obsessed with creating cloth dolls. My first foray into this craft was to make a few mermaids. The first one I made, a pattern from  Paula McGee  printed out at 70%. I didn't notice it until I started putting her together and sat ther...

January 23, 2019

I started one of my deranged Florida patchwork quilts sometime in 1991 (?) and used the patchwork part of it: 


1. In a movie - it was part of an outdoor street market scene supposed to be somewhere in the Bahamas
2. As a duvet cover
3. As a wallhanging


In 2001 or 2002,...

December 29, 2018

So what do you do when you’ve got a bazillion scraps of shiny two-toned dupioni silk left over from the stuff you make for money? And you’ve been wanting to practice doing a narrow rolled edge on your serger, but only have the old standby you keep around to work with b...

October 26, 2018

 A few years back at Christmas-time someone gave me a calendar with poems from the Sufi poet Rumi. The calendar had 12 pages of short poems accompanied by beautiful imagery of oriental carpets and middle eastern artwork. I kept the calendar after the year ended; such b...

September 30, 2018

I did some sun printing with a Setacolor Soleil kit I'd found at Dharma Trading a few years ago. I wasn't sure if the paint was still any good, but thought I'd give it a shot.


What prompted all of this was about the same time I picked up the sun printing kit, I fo...

September 21, 2018

The Northwest is renown for its cherries, apples and berries, but I was completely surprised to find a half flat of red currants at Central Market! I didn't know we grew enough of them in this area to merit them being packed up in half flats and sold in grocery stores....

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