On the road

I’ll be away from the studio and up in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon for a while, but I’ll try to work in a post or two while I’m gone. Happy (almost) New Year everyone!

The Old Girl, part II

It took a bit of wrangling, but we managed to slide her into the back seat of my car and take her home. She looks like a portable Featherweight, but she is most definitely attached to that table with its spindly legs. Once in the house, I gave her a good look. I checked the…

The Old Girl, part I

She’s a gem, my old girl. My son and I found this beauty one afternoon while driving through our Central Oregon neighborhood looking for garage sales. I was seeking a small table for the kitchen telephone. Spotting a likely subject in a yard three blocks from our house, we stopped to take a look. Lo…

yep, more sashiko

I got this little beauty in the mail a few days ago from someone who has been incredibly patient and understanding with me over the past year. I count my blessings every day for the people who put up with me, even the ones I only know through the internet. It’s a pillow made from…

New fabrics are in!

I am so excited. Thirty years ago I was a reluctant tag-along when my mother dragged me to fabric shops. I’d dash around the stands of bolts until she told me to stop, then sit in a quiet corner and fall asleep until it was time to go. These days, however, it’s a whole different…

Sashiko supplies are in!

I am busy restocking the Etsy shop right now with all the sashiko goodies that arrived today. Needles and thimbles, an array of thread colors, the ever popular black bunny sampler (among others), plus a new book! If you missed the Cyber Monday sale and would like to stock up on sashiko items this week,…