This past September I had the tremendous privilege and pleasure to sew my daughter's wedding dress and to make the jewelry that she wore on her wedding day. Here are a couple of pictures of my lovely Anna.
A couple of years ago we had several powerful snowstorms in New England, and since I work at a school we had several snow days, and always on a Monday!. On a very snowy Monday it occurred to me that maybe I should do some sewing. I hadn't touched my sewing machine in several years, for any significant project. The old Pfaff would come out once in a while to make a repair or to hem a pair of pants for my husband. On this particular day, I remembered that years ago I had purchased a quilt kit while on a vacation in New Hampshire. So, I pulled out the kit, an early Quiltworx paper pieced design and started to work on it. I was in heaven. It is now three years from that winter and I have made about 12 quilts (not all of them are finished). What drove me back to this passion with fabric was all the fresh new designs, multitudes of bright color, whimsical scapes, lots of coordinates and those wonderful cotton textures. I continue to be in love. Below are some of the projects, finished and unfinished.