Glamour

Reproduction in progressOn this gorgeous fall morning in Arizona’s White Mountains (while husband Niles is scouting fly fishing waters for an upcoming camping trip), I elect to don fuzzy slippers and stay in the cabin charting a wonderful 1827 sampler with Arizona ties. I am bound and determined to finish this project for release in 2012, the year that marks our state’s centennial.

The hinges of friendship

Hinges of friendshipTo my friends. You know who you are. You’re scattered here and there; next door and across the globe. Sometimes, we chat or write or e-mail on a regular basis. Other times months or even years come between our visits. No matter what, though, the hinges of friendship keep us together; hinges that never will rust.

At long last!

New for BaltimoreNot only have we been busy putting the finishing touches on our three new offerings, but also celebrating an 80th birthday (Vickie's mother, Maegan's grandmother-in-law).

She weaves

Kathie, the weaverSomewhere in the middle of Montana, my sister Kathie has a beautiful studio overlooking the still snow-capped Crazy Mountains. As I sit with my stitching in hand (a soon to be released project called "May the Hinges of Friendship Never Rust"), I think how fortunate we are to share our love of fiber arts.

Pretty posies

Flowers and samplersEver since I had my first Brownie camera, and later a 35mm SLR, I’ve gone somewhat ballistic shooting photos of flowers. My dad chastised me back in the day when 30 of the 36 images on a roll of film turned out to be flowers. 

Country life

Country LifeWondering if the “Country Life” really, truly is for me?!? The past few days “in the country” (where we have lived for 22 years) certainly challenged the bucolic serenity depicted in this wonderful Scarlet Letter sampler. 

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