(Ok, I'm not really a witch, but I probably would have been burned at the stake in 17th century Salem.
I am a big fan of midwifery, pirates, and eating a peck of dirt before you die.)

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

New Life!

So I am going to try to re-boot this blog. 
I know...blogs are so not in these days. But I still follow them and I'd like to try to get in on it again.
The past 9 and a half years (since I last posted) have been insane: 
my youngest decided to trans to male, I got divorced, 
I re-hooked up with my first love and now we are married, 
and I have a gorgeous cat.

And then Covid hit. And instead of hunkering down into thrilling quilting, 
I turned away. 
I hit hard depression and refused to do any quilting. 

But I'd like to return to using this blog to document my journey.

Someone in my comments said (something like): "I miss you. You have interesting things to say."

I am going to take that as a: 
"Yes, And..." 
The Ultra invitation for a theater-artist. 
And for all people, In my opinion. 
Yes, and....

So I am going to "Yes, And...." this blog. 
And I invite my fellow Witchy Sisters 
(you know who you are) 
to contribute. 
Megan (the Original Stitchy Witchy Sister, 
Miriam, Kate, Margie, 
Mandy (although you out-do me in every quilting way) and Kristi, etc

Here is a palate of fabrics I plan on doing something with:

I Have hexies on the mind. And I have color palettes on the mind.

What has the Pandemic done to your art?

Missing all of you.


Saturday, January 25, 2014

So, this is how it is...

So, this is my latest "for me" progress...

And this is the latest commission for a sweet baby girl.
 This is how my hometown celebrates Christmas...
 And this is the devilish way my family decorates the tree...
That's Krampus.  Look him up.
He's fascinating....

I am loving the blizzards and the snow days and 
the extra time up on the Cape and the time back in my studio.  
Even if it is freaking cold.
Stay safe all.

Sunday, December 8, 2013


Pretty cool, right?
This pic shows the first "draft" of the layout.
It's much better now.
I've started quilting it, and I think it's gonna be so very cool.
Did I mention it is KING sized?

more on this, and other developments, soon....

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

(nearly) Wordless Wednesday

In which a girl 
(and her remarkable sister) 
returns to Idaho, 
and then, upon coming home, 
is reunited with the many sweetness' in her Life...

(p.s.  R.I.P. and Thank You, Breaking Bad)

Monday, September 30, 2013

Clean Laundry

What is it about clean laundry,
freshly put out on the line
that makes me want to live like
Laura Ingalls Wilder?
Like, out on the prairie, or in the Mountains?
I've just returned from this year's week
in Idaho.
And I'm feeling fresh...
Did I mention I just spent a week in 
it occurred to me that I would like
nothing more
than to spend my days
in Idaho
quilting, letting my children ride horses
breathing the freshest of air.
I did just (last week) return from said
and I am unemployed and reminiscent.
 But, then, I must remember.
I also have many other joys.
Other than Idaho.
The crazy Joys of my life.
Bear with me as I remind myself.
No big deal.
Artistic brilliance.
What's Real.
Say No More.
 From blue eggs...

Did I mention I just spent a week in 
Same as the brilliance here.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013


So, I'm trying.
Trying to finish up this commission
For my dear, dear sister-in-law.
She asked me if I could be done by the beginning of Summer.
I failed.
I tried. And I made progress.
But I did not finish before summer began.
But, look! I've made a bunch of these!
they will be united into a sisterhood of Wonderness!!
I have 19, so far.  I need 25 at least.
(It's taken longer than I thought)
Keep trying....

Sunday, August 11, 2013


So I've been working on this quilt for my sister-in-law.
A version of this:
It is from The Modern Quilting Bee's 
I've been playing with this pattern a lot, 
even before getting this book.
One of my first "modern" quilts was a "confetti"
or "tickertape" design.
Thanks to Crazymom for showing me the way of this fun,
always original design.
Hey, but now I'm working on this

Which will turn out to be a version of this
only with this
Btw, I also just got this
So I expect to be doing a lot more with this
and this
in hopes of making new wonders.
I love input.  Lemme know what ideas you have...