Take Flight, November

Sun’s gone. A black-necked goose swallowed it and went south while I slept. All right. That is the way things are. (excerpt from “Not One Bird In This” by Mekeel McBride) Sunday morning. At… Continue reading

Madison Moose

I just got back from my sister & I’s third annual girls’ cabin weekend in Madison, New Hampshire. There’s always a lot of wine, a lot of gab, a lot of lounging by… Continue reading

Southwest Dreamer Quilt

My friend, Meg just bought a wonderful California bungalow for herself & her poet-writer-teacher-soon-to-be-hubby & her sweet sweet baby boy, Abe. I haven’t seen Meg since last year’s Friendsgiving (definition: drinking & eating… Continue reading

International Gift Fox

Where on God’s green earth did the Gift Fox disappear to the past week or so? County Galway, Ireland, that’s where. A very green place indeed! My grandfather (“Grumpy”) won a week-long trip… Continue reading

Mending Ways

I am home sick today with a very sore throat, tonsils the size of basketballs and scratchy like sandpaper. I tossed & turned all last night, fever-dreamed, and kept my boyfriend up with… Continue reading

Wild Geese

A new quilt is born! Well, almost. Really I’ve got fraternal twin quilts gestating right now. One is a queen-size, flying geese quilt for my comrade-in-arms, Ashley “Down Cellar” Benson and her terrific… Continue reading

Down Cellar (Quilt) Happenings

Have I mentioned that my friend, Ashley & I just pulled off an outdoor pop-up restaurant gig yesterday evening? For 20 people? In Ashley’s beautiful backyard in York, Maine? And with such wonderful… Continue reading

Quilting to the Sound of Brits

Once I’ve reached the hand-quilting stage of my quilts, I have a few favorite routines that help settle me into a quilting groove. I tend to keep the quilt I’m working on right… Continue reading

5 Quilting Lessons from Madre

Important things Mom’s taught me about quilting: Pick & quilt with the fabrics you absolutely love… You can always soften your busy fabrics with plain fabric. Let your heart be your guide! The… Continue reading

Pink Critters Crib Quilt

Pink critters abound for Baby Cece!  This summer, I made a pink & yellow (& grey & purple & hedgehog) quilt for my friend’s baby girl, Cecelia. Every time I see Cece, she… Continue reading