Archive for March, 2009

Still Waiting for Spring

Published on March 30, 2009

The weather is beginning to improve. The sun has been out for two days in a row now, but last week was a different story altogether. It snowed, the wind blew, and the temperature dropped to well below freezing. All combined, it felt like we were living in the Arctic.To cheer myself up I bought [...]

Quilt Book Library

Published on March 24, 2009

Many years ago I began collecting books for my quilt library. The ones I purchased were what I call “picture books”. They are books on quilt history that are illustrated with photos of antique quilts.
Since old quilts are my primary resource for quilt design ideas and I live far out west, where antique quilts were [...]


Published on March 16, 2009

This week, with St. Patrick’s Day on the calendar, seems like a good time to talk about one of my two favorite colors: Green.
But first, a little detour: If you want to know what your favorite and least favorite colors are, arrange your fabric all together by color and it will tell you.
I have been [...]

Waiting for Spring

Published on March 10, 2009

A week ago the weather was beautiful here. The sun was shining. Fluffy white clouds dotted the clear blue sky. Temperatures were in the 50’s and birdsong filled the air.
Gardening enthusiasm overtook my husband and he planted a few rows of peas in the garden.
Suspicious robins and magpies eyed the newly disturbed soil. They hopped over and [...]