Pouches Ain’t Just for Marsupials; Resolutions Ain’t Just for Resolving

Finally! The holidays are over & I can share photos of the delightful little zipper pouches I made for friends & family! Pictured above are 7 of the 18 that I crafted, each… Continue reading

Quilted Stockings

This post is just to say that I made quilted stockings this Sunday. For Michael, Tilly “Willicus” Cat, & me. But none for the squirrels in our walls. My one regret is not making… Continue reading

Sister Song

My sister, T and I are thirteen months apart, just shy of Irish twins. For some weird reason, we have almost always got along. There have certainly been those vicious hair-pulling, gut-kicking fights,… Continue reading

Fabric Bin Logic

Fabric bins. Or tupperwares, boxes. Or for the luckiest, entire rooms with shelves. In my case, overflowing drawers of fabric in the top half of a folk art dresser. By December, I have… Continue reading

Staged Fox

Gift Fox is going to be part of an Erin Murray painting!!! Since Erin & I are states apart, this bright Saturday morning, Michael photographed me in action. With any luck, Tilly “the… Continue reading

Jess “Gift Fox” Math

Def. of Jess math –  Incorrect (yet endearing!) mathematical answers to seemingly simple math problems I am in the thick of cutting & piecing my wild geese quilt, which means there is a… Continue reading

Take Flight, November

Sun’s gone. A black-necked goose swallowed it and went south while I slept. All right. That is the way things are. (excerpt from “Not One Bird In This” by Mekeel McBride) Sunday morning. At… Continue reading

Madison Moose

I just got back from my sister & I’s third annual girls’ cabin weekend in Madison, New Hampshire. There’s always a lot of wine, a lot of gab, a lot of lounging by… Continue reading

Southwest Dreamer Quilt

My friend, Meg just bought a wonderful California bungalow for herself & her poet-writer-teacher-soon-to-be-hubby & her sweet sweet baby boy, Abe. I haven’t seen Meg since last year’s Friendsgiving (definition: drinking & eating… Continue reading

International Gift Fox

Where on God’s green earth did the Gift Fox disappear to the past week or so? County Galway, Ireland, that’s where. A very green place indeed! My grandfather (“Grumpy”) won a week-long trip… Continue reading