Saving the Selvages

When I was little, my Mother gave each one of the three Johnson daughters a special word which would help us with a character flaw. My special word was “patience,” a word meant to teach me that I couldn’t always have things as fast as I wanted, when I wanted. (Hum. I believe in previous […]

“Where It All Started. . . and Where It’s Led Me . . . .In Honor of National Quilting Day “

It was in the late seventies when I saw an article in a women’s magazine with a Schoolhouse Quilt Block.  I was young, studying to be a teacher and thought, “That would be a cute wallhanging, perfect for me since I’ll be making a career in education.” My creative urges were strong. Sadly, my skill […]

The Practical Use of a Frog

What to do with a frog?  Kiss it in the hopes a prince will appear.  Put it in your garden for the insect-eating benefits it will bring you. Photograph it and be inspired by the fern green and burnt brown color combo.  Honor it as the inspiration for the unforgettable Kermit. Okay. I’m playing a […]