Find out who you are and do it on purpose. —Dolly Parton Find out who you are and do it on purpose. -- Dolly Parton Satisfaction, the fabric art above, first appeared with this quotation as a post during the Year of Listening. I have used the pattern of 4 squares, a circle, and a … Continue reading Call / Respond Week 5
On good weather school days, my father Wes often managed to be in the farmyard when the school bus pulled in to drop off the three of us kids. We enjoyed seeing him there. But as we made our way off the bus, we prepared for the certainty of him asking, “What did you learn … Continue reading Wes and Will: More Good Questions
As I child, I observed that barns were used for storage and for work. Every farm had one. As a child, I was confused by the Bible story about the wealthy person who tore down good barns to make bigger ones. That seemed foolish to me. I am guessing that most of my adults at … Continue reading A Good Barn
Custom work filled many summer days at the studio this year. Completed projects are now delivered. Before I completely shift into next season's work, my hands and mind are revisiting techniques and tools: a bit like a family reunion. Grandma Alice showed me how to tie quilts when I was a teenager. My fingers readily … Continue reading Joy of Making: Knots
My father, a farmer, finished August dinners and suppers by filling his emptied plate with sliced tomatoes. He liberally sprinkled sugar over the juicy rounds, then ate them all. This is a clear childhood memory for me, and my brother shares it. What I don't know is if Daddy liked tomatoes or not. Did he … Continue reading Tomatoes On The Plate
The task: create a bridge. I wanted to connect the brown spaces on either side of the woven stripes. A bit of paint and a trusty tool gets the job done.
I stood behind the receiving table for an art quilt exhibit wearing white gloves and holding a tape measure and a seam guide. It was my responsibility to check for accurate quilt size and the position and construction of the hanging sleeve. I requested each entrant to place submitted work flat, with the back side facing up. I wanted to … Continue reading Traveling in Spirals: Size Matters
The Terpening siblings met face to face in this month; we usually meet monthly via video calls. We talked about work environments. We visited in Paul's workshop. We discussed Beth's stand up desk. We are confident that for all of our days we will share creative chat, that we will listen to each others' creative journey. … Continue reading Listening Together
Pleasure arrived this week in the form of using what I know. I anticipate hitting the finish line on several projects soon. I have cut with these scissors for over 4 decades. I trust my capabilities when I use them. I began my library of figures nearly 2 decades ago and have added four new figures … Continue reading Using the Inventory of Ideas
Do you choose a full apron made of a cheerful print with good pockets? Do you prefer this half apron made of upcycled fabric, with extra long ties and good pockets? Do you want an apron like mine, an apron much-loved through use? … Continue reading What Makes a Good Apron?