and here’s a link to all the old ones, in case you, too, want to walk down memory lane!
Playing with seed beads
Playing with strings on the log cabin blocks reminded me that I had most of the blocks I need for a paper-pieces throw quilt, so I pulled the finished ones out, and figured out which ones I needed. I decided to add 11 blocks for a 5×7 layout. Crockett was really intent on lego and […]
It feels like it’s been so long since I loved quilting, but I miss it, and I’m trying to force myself back. These are little moments of joy that I need to remember. Basting: I don’t love the actual process of crawling around on the floor, but I do love the meditative aspect. As I […]
My friend Julie says everyone is doing it, so of COURSE I had to join her on the Scandinavian Star bandwagon. I mean, they’re JUST SO CUTE. And… um…. I have plenty of fabric scraps. I could probably make enough to cover a christmas tree lot. 😜 Instant gratification! Back to actually basting!
Oh, hey, look, a quilt post! One of my cousins is having a baby, and I serendipitously found some cute retro novelty fabric I’d cut up for a quilt…. 15 years ago? So I grabbed all the blues and white-ish ones (with, of course, a few random bright yellows just to mix it up), and […]
Dear anyone-who’s-not-my-ancestor, Race and identity have been on my mind a lot lately, and it’s … exhausting. I’m not angry or upset, I promise, but I DO need to stop carrying all this stuff. It was incredibly helpful to be open about my breast cancer scare/all of the… ––oh my goodness, it’s only been 3 […]
… or why I’m back here blogging, what’s gonna be the same, and what’s gonna be different this time. I was talking with a beautiful friend recently about social media, and how being a minority (of any kind) made it simultaneously wonderful (so many people all over means now you’re not the only one!) and […]
Dear Ancestors, I wish I could just shout, once and for all “DON’T LABEL ME. EVER!” I’m glad that we’re at a stage of awareness and acceptance that we’re all starting to ask for pronouns (she/her, thanks for asking!), and I’m simultaneously wishing we could just have a gender-neutral language and avoid all these labels […]
Dear Ancestors, Why do people always ask about you? Not that I’m not proud of you, or that I want to be the center of attention, but I’m so sick of being asked about you like it’s some sort of test, mostly because you’re not here and I don’t know the right answers. The answers […]