feathers, Longarm Quilting, Quilting, table toppers

Fresh Squeezed

Many years ago, I discovered the secret to a happy life. Always be tired. At first glance, that doesn’t seem like a secret. And it doesn’t seem like something that would make you happy. In fact, it used to make me very, very, sad. I was confused. No one had told me that being an… Continue reading Fresh Squeezed

feathers, Longarm Quilting, Quilting, wrinkles

Feathery

Dinner conversation at my house, about a week ago: “You’re pretty, mom,” said Emma. “Thanks, baby,” I said. “You’re sweet.” “It’s neat that you don’t have all those crinkles under your eyes like other parents do.” It’s so nice to be appreciated, I thought, smiling, feeling a little smug. I guess I am aging pretty… Continue reading Feathery

Quilting

Fine Feathers

I have been looking at quilting feathers for about a year and a half now, trying to figure out exactly what I don’t like about them. Are they too traditional? No, although I think they are sometimes overdone and a bit “expected.” Are they too difficult to stitch? No, although I’ve drawn them more than… Continue reading Fine Feathers