New Project, New Challenge

In a week or so I am going to visit my parents in Pittsburgh, and will also see a good friend of mine, Mary.  Her mother died this past week.  It has been a challenging time for my friend, dealing with a dying parent, family drama, and now trying to arrange the funeral details.  Mary is meticulous, and is trying so hard to honor her mother this week, despite  all.. Read More

Yellow as the Sun

I’ve completed my mat for the kitchen dish drainer. Such a utilitarian purpose.  For the first time, I did some real quilting – not just ‘in the ditch’.  And the colors match my kitchen very well.  The quilting was a little daunting–trying to follow the form of the bowl, and then quilting the border with lines that cross in the corners.  The bowl applique design is taken from Passionate Patchwork.. Read More