Archive for November, 2017

Finding a body of work

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017


I work in textiles, wood, and clay, so sometimes it takes me a while to see a body of work  in my efforts.  This week I gathered up all of the canteen projects I had left over.    The earliest ones were the ceramic donut shapes, followed by wooden donuts (torus is the technical term), the Roman canteens that Dennis teaches, and then two beer bottle openers disguised as canteens.

The ones with medallions are a great opportunity to use different kinds of textures, pyrography, color, metallic patinas, and even pewter.  I have a feeling that there are a lot of options that I have left to explore.


Great day with kids at St Peter’s Holiday Boutique

Sunday, November 12th, 2017

Children of all ages enjoyed my space suit salt shakers, as well as samples of NASA’s slime recipe.

St. Peter’s is a merciful one-day craft show with faithful attendance, and many vendors selling knitting, crochet, felt, quilts, and homemade jams.

A great part of a home-town craft fair is the opportunity to meet all the crazy needlewomen in our midst.   They don’t buy my stuff, but they really like to see it, and ask about the techniques.  After all, art is just something that we make.




I enjoyed showing  my ‘interstellar’ series of quilts, which I developed while my granddaughter, Helen, took an astronomy class.  The Hubble telescope photos were a great inspiration for work in silk!

This small quilt (11.5″ square) tries to capture some of the wonder of our colorful universe.