Archive for the 'Reflections' Category


Published on March 26, 2011

In recent weeks I have been thinking of an old poem by William Davies. I think of it now because my life recently has been the opposite of the advice Mr. Davies urges upon me:
What is this life if, full of care
We have no time to stand and stare.
No time to stand beneath the boughs
And [...]

Pickle Dish Wonder

Published on February 28, 2011

Oops! Time has gotten away from me lately. The past two weeks has kept me busy with teaching classes in the City, which means days away while my regular work gets neglected. Thus, this Journal has been a part of my neglect.
Last fall, while teaching at the AQS show in Iowa I bought an amazing [...]

Chocolates! Just In Time For Valentine’s Day

Published on February 12, 2011

At Christmastime I scheduled time with my daughter-in-law’s mother to spend a couple of days at her house trading knowledge. I was going there to learn to make homemade turtles. (The best turtles I have ever tasted I might add.) In turn, I would teach her to appliqué and get her started on a quilt [...]

A Winter Visitor

Published on January 21, 2011

A few days ago I was quietly working in my sewing room when I heard one of the cats jumping at one of the windows in the next room. I went to investigate and saw nothing.
Meanwhile another cat began jumping at a window in the room I had just left. Returning to the sewing room [...]