Heather Ross Sewing Retreat in Palm Springs

A weekend at the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs with Heather Ross, Anna Maria Horner, Denyse Schmidt, Gretchen Hirsch, and twenty other amazing ladies.  All on sewing machines.  It was heavenly. I think I was most surprised at how lovely and collegial everyone was.  The older I get, the harder I find it to make […]

I Am Thankful For Sandra

This week, time spent reviewing the past years and laughing at how far I have come.  I think maybe it’s an indicator of getting older, but it seems like when you’re 16, you look around the world and in the hubris of youth assume that everyone would love to be young like you.  And as […]

Let 'Er Rip

A particularly frustrating week this week.  Not only is it the week of our house inspection (and now radon testing), but it seems as though on the rare occasions when I have time to actually sew, it hasn’t gone the way I’d hoped.  The Sunshine & Shadows quilt top: putting it together, halfway through I […]

What You Bring To The Table

I love it when you’re with a group of friends, and you venture forward and express your thoughts on a subject, maybe a little concerned that it might not be taken well, and learn that your friends feel the same way you do, that they have the same concerns you have, that they share your […]

If You Sew, You ARE An Artist

I had a whole other post planned for today, but thanks to the almighty StumbleUpon and the constant serendipity it provides, I discovered this genius post on being an artist today: It is so (almost alarmingly) apropos of the discussion we’ve been having that I wanted to share it with y’all.  Here’s to making art […]