(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, 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...

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Long Time.....

No see...

And yet, I've seen so much!!  I'm gonna try to get back to this blogging thang.   It's tough for this Cancerian folk!  Here goes. 

Just a few great shots from the last year...
First Potato Harvest.
 Rain delay at T.Swift Concert.

 Best Prop Ever for Summerstage.
"Ring of Eternal Stones/Thunderhead of Breath/Magic Pool of Sacredness/Jason"
 What happens when you f*** with Fire.
Even if you are 14 years old.
 Harvest 1.
 Son plus fire: can't believe it...
 Daughter = beautiful
 Surprise Clam Bake!
 Make Out with the Lobster - of course!
 The SECOND batch of baby robins!
 Every grandchild!
It's been a good year, all told.
But.   Truth be Told:
I've been away so long because it has actually been a 
Very Hard Year.  
I've lost a very dear friend, more than a friend, 
my dearest Ceal.
She fought cancer for 10+ years, and Lived every moment above it.
She held my father in the healing light while he (and she!) was sick.
She sent me birthday cards made from recycled images.
She knew the names of my cats.
She did a thrillion things more than that during the 20+ years I knew her
but one can only admire so much at a time.
I miss her so.
But:  This is the Wonderfully Ironic thing about Ceal and my Work:
She loved my quilting,
and yet,
had Fear of Craft.
 I made this not long after Ceal died.
It generated a lot of strength, gave me, and I hope others
the will to shine on, even without her.
This is a commission.  A Compass Rose.  It shows the Way.
I hope we can all look for the Way.
It is elusive. But worth it.

Sorry to be away so long.  
Please join me on our next adventure!