Category Archives: Life!

My Pup Turns 4 Years Old

Where does the time go? My “little” girl (she’s 82 lbs)  turned four years old on December 1st. So what does any self-respecting doggie parent do? Well, go down to the local pet store (Wags! is a fabulous one here in Eugene!) and buy a birthday cake, of course. Duh.

So here she is….you can kind of feel what she must be thinking in these photos…..! But I’ve captioned them for you just in case you can’t imagine.

I am looking forward to another crazy fun year with her as part of our pack! She certainly keeps us on our toes.

Happy Thanksgiving!

thanksgivingI hope your day is filled with laughter, happiness, and good food! Happy Thanksgiving!

Cloth-folding Magic of Furoshiki

wine bottle carrier FuroshikiFuroshiki, a Japanese method of folding cloth into useful things

Using a 105  centimeter (just over 41 inches) cloth, look what you can do! I am fascinated by this method of folding. How green! How clever! I first saw this at my last quilt retreat as one of the gals showed us how to do a bag and the wine bottle carrier.

The Japanese way is to use a beautiful silk piece, but I don’t see why this couldn’t work with some 100% cotton quilting fabric too. Grab some fabric and give it a try!