Imaginary Travels

    We have been camping at my favourite campground in the High Sierra mountains for many years now because of the cooler temperatures.  Every year, I think about painting the beautiful mountains that surround the campground.  However, we always end up walking the mountain trails, playing board games, reading and perusing the night sky with my telescope instead.         Last time I was feeling too sick.. Read More

Shattered Star And A Touch Of Halloween

  Shattered Star pattern on Etsy   You are probably aware of my love for the night sky.  The life cycle of a star is a particular interest of mine.  The initial idea of this star came from visiting the Esmark Glacier near Svalbard up close, and seeing the sharp edges on the ice shards floating away from the glacier.  My mind (some might call it overimaginative at this point!).. Read More

Bits And Pieces

    With the approach of October, one of my favourite months, I find myself in the flightiest of moods.   Sitting with anything for long is a chore and the thought of finishing anything seems an impossible task.  My otherwise tidy desk is now a mirror image of my brain.  This is true except for one thing- books!  A book is the only thing that can still pin me down.. Read More

Scrappy Pillow Tutorial

Last week I showed this pillow very briefly and I mentioned sharing more about it this week. It was a very last-minute project, so time was of the essence Aside from the time it took me to do the hand quilting, it took me almost no time to put this pillow together. I know you have plenty of scraps lying around and I hope to inspire you to make one.. Read More