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Maryland History

Maryland History

Posted 30 September 2010 | By | Categories: Family, Fiber Arts, Genealogy, HCHS, Travels | 3 Comments

Those of us at the Humboldt County Historical Society were rightly proud of our facility, the Barnum House.  The Historical Society of Frederick Maryland has a pretty nice facility of their own. Earlier this week I spent the day in their library.  I had a great visit, doing some serious genealogical work.  There was a [...]

Serendipity Do Dah Day

Serendipity Do Dah Day

Posted 02 July 2010 | By | Categories: Donna, Durry, Fiber Arts, Travels | 3 Comments

One trait I would like to acquire in the coming months on the road is the ability to discover the unusual, while looking for the mundane.  We started the day with a short list of tasks, some fun (we hoped), some necessary for the road.  We needed gas and groceries.  We wanted to find a [...]

Collaborative Quilt – Part II

Collaborative Quilt – Part II

Posted 18 May 2010 | By | Categories: Art, Fiber Arts, Friends | 8 Comments

There will be a Part III of this quilt report…..because this awesome project is not quite done.  To get your self up to speed, a group of eight quilters got together to share in the creation of a group project (click on the word project).  Each quilter got a thumbnail section of 1/8th of a [...]

Collaborative Quilt Progression

Collaborative Quilt Progression

Posted 06 March 2010 | By | Categories: Donna, Fiber Arts, Friends | 11 Comments

My friend, Edith Harmer, and I have generated collaborative quilt projects in the past…collaborative in that a group of quilters come together to create one fiber piece.  Last year we worked on a close-up of a rose.  Four quilters created four segments of the rose photograph, we exchanged our quadrants and then pieced those four [...]

Technical Nightmare

Technical Nightmare

Posted 31 January 2010 | By | Categories: Art, Donna, Fiber Arts | 7 Comments

I had a nice idea.  Make a red and green quilt.  Make two large circles with lots of tiny pieces.  The complimentary red and green will visually help the circles to “vibrate”.  All’s well,and no, these are not Christmas Tree skirts. Back in August I didn’t really know where the design was going…. The fabric [...]

Socks Make the Man

Socks Make the Man

Posted 26 January 2010 | By | Categories: Donna, Fiber Arts | 1 Comment

It’s nice that Durry will wear hand knit socks that are intentionally mismatched.

When it rains on a Monday….

When it rains on a Monday….

Posted 25 January 2010 | By | Categories: Donna, Durry, Fiber Arts, Food, Genealogy | 2 Comments

When it rains on a Monday, you can find us inside….getting stuff done.  Durry has spent the day at his computer researching the Watts family in Kentucky in the 1820′s and ’30s.  My day was spent correcting lots of technical errors on a quilt I have been struggling with since August.  Perhaps by the end [...]

Haiti Earthquake Relief

Haiti Earthquake Relief

Posted 13 January 2010 | By | Categories: Donna, Fiber Arts | 8 Comments

Over this past weekend I started knitting some hats experimenting with a new pattern.  With each hat I imagined sending one  to Adam, Nathan, and Bryce….all cold-country cousins.  But this morning as I was watching reports about the earthquake in Haiti, and realizing how lucky we were this past weekend when we rocked and rolled [...]

Three Quilts Today

Three Quilts Today

Posted 11 January 2010 | By | Categories: Donna, Fiber Arts | 11 Comments

Apparently, I have a lot for quilts to show you.  Believe me, the house is FULL of fiber art. Paint Chips 49″x50″ $350 Red Tail Lights 26″ x 31″ $175 Color Can’t Hurt You 30″ x 36″ $175

Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo

Posted 09 January 2010 | By | Categories: Donna, Fiber Arts | No Comments

In 2003, Sandi Globus from Ocean Wave Quilts challenged me to make a quilt using the colors in this Frida Kahlo self-potrait (below) — salmon, ochre, olive, burgandy, with a touch of scarlett.  Earlier that year I had taken a class from Margaret Miller in which she was testing her angle-play techniques for her up-coming [...]