Tag Archive: shabby chic

The Friends that Tote together…. Mekeel McBride

Mekeel McBride (poet, wildlife rehabilitator, life coach, animal whisperer, fine bric-a-brac collector) is many things. Has been many things. Is still becoming many things. She’s been a waitress, an avid roller skater, a… Continue reading

The Friends that Tote together… Caro Clark

Behold! The tote I lovingly handcrafted for Caro Clark, fiction writer, boat builder, tropical island bartender, Alaska tour guide, and social networker extraordinaire. Caro & I met during our tenure at UNH’s MFA… Continue reading

Half-Triangles, New Beginnings

With the sun and subsequent snow melt, it felt warm enough to open the windows today. Tilly “Willicus” & I listened to the chickadees and the metal clankings of the shipyard all afternoon.… Continue reading

Inclement Weather Blues

Today, Mom & I were supposed to be getting our hair & nails done, starting a yellow & grey chevron-style quilt, and then getting a delicious dinner at her new favorite Mexican place.… Continue reading

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

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

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

Mending Ways

I am home sick today with a very sore throat, tonsils the size of basketballs and scratchy like sandpaper. I tossed & turned all last night, fever-dreamed, and kept my boyfriend up with… Continue reading

Around the World Shabby Chic Quilt

I started this Around the World-style quilt in February. My machine broke mid-quilt-top, and so production on this quilt came to a standstill. Then I moved to Kittery, Maine, got my machine fixed,… Continue reading