The Pokeberry Quilt

The Pokeberry Quilt

Friday, April 29, 2016


We are...



and seeds...


we are...

very, very, very

The Golden-Mantled Ground Squirrel

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Harriet Power's Pictorial Quilt

I'm putting the finishing stiches to the binding on Baskets, Berries and Leaves, so I thought I would pick up the stitching on Harriet Power's Pictorial quilt.  I last worked on it in 2014 and it has been a goal of mine to reproduce such a remarkable quilt from 1898.  This image of the entire quilt is courtesy of The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

I'm using A Pattern Book from the Boston Museum.

The design is primitive and the applique is crude in some parts, but reflects Harriet's story of biblical incidents with local folktales.  I have Mary Lyon's book, Stitching Stars which traces the life of Harriet Powers, a African American slave, folk artist and quilt maker from Georgia.  Her book details a wonderful history of Harriet, her life and her only other story quilt, The Bible quilt.

A close-up of the third block that I'm working on.

The first two blocks that I finished back in 2014.  I'm trying to reproduce the quilt in the same color and manner that it was originally stitched.

Monday, April 04, 2016

The Marriage Pen Wiper Rug

It's be awhile since I've shown my progress on The Marriage Rug.
I need to add a few more dates and initials before I'm finished.
It's an anniversary gift for friends of mine.

This was a kit from Cee Rafuse of Early Style Penny Rugs.
This is Cee's version from her Etsy shop.

Monday, March 28, 2016


A small family of Bighorn Sheep

grazing on the property.

The Ewe is very, very pregnant.

 He's got an itch only he can scratch.

The little one knows who to stick close to.
Posing, because he knows just has cute I think he is.