Soma Acharya

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Glorious Autumn Block Party!!

Temperatures have started cooling down, even here in Southern California.  We are finally out of the 100+ F weather.  There’s a little chill in the air in the mornings and after sundown.  We were in a little town called Montrose last night, and they were showing Back To The Future in a parking lot.  It was teeming with people.  Some of us stayed for a few scenes, some sat down.. Read More

Compass Needle – Quilt Pattern

Compass Needle quilt pattern on  Etsy   I love reading maps. There is always a map in my travel bag along with a compass. I have never gotten lost with those two with me. I also use a compass to align my telescope to find the stars.  I bought this fabric years ago, it was perfect for this block.  Wish I had bought extra as I don’t have the manufacturer’s.. Read More

Hats and Mountains

My mom, who is an avid knitter and crocheter, was visiting for a week.  Recently she started knitting and crocheting again and made me two new hats while she was here.  She had already started one when I told her I wanted the hat a little loose on my head.  But I didn’t want her to unravel the other one, hence the two hats look almost identical :) Of course,.. Read More

A Kitty Bed

I have quite a few patterns in the making.  In the meantime I am also working on my very first wood-working project. Got plywood, trims and legs from Home Depot.  Sanded them down, applied 3 coats of stain and 2 coats of gloss varnish on them.  Next step is to glue the trims on.