Collateral Beauty

Winter The winter of our discontent… so poignant for me. I have to say, that if I had to pick timing on the death of my husband, this would have been it. It allowed me to hunker down and work through my sadness, my tears, my loss, my grief in the slumber of the winter […]

Taking Big Leaps

I knew my partner’s death was inevitable. I, like everyone else, had no real knowledge of a timeline for that eventuality. But I was pretty confident we were not going to grow old together. This fact was often part of conversations that he and I had over the years. He knew that his time on […]

Grief and a Cat

The world of grief is a lonely place. I don’t like to visit it often, but I do know I have to go there at times. It’s a solitary journey and you can’t come with me, nor can I go with you. I’m all for sharing feelings and stories, it’s in my nature to share […]

In Remeberance of Aaron Nault

Aaron Michael Nault December 1 1970 – December 8 2018 My life partner had been battling an illness for over three decades. It came to a critical point about five and a half years ago. Since then the battle has been hard, he suffered daily and the last year even more challenging. On December 8th, […]

Sew With Me Sunday Demos

New YouTube Channel – Sew With Me Sunday YouTube – After many requests, I have started catching sewing projects on video. I now have a YouTube Channel that you can subscribe to and follow along every week. I’m doing demos; capturing thread painting, felting, machine maintenance, natural dyeing, really anything that’s going on in the studio and […]

Local Textile Artist Wins Award

Local textile artist Bridget O’Flaherty won top prize for her art quilt at the Machine Quilters Exhibition (MQX) Quilt Festival juried competition held in Manchester, New England, USA earlier this year. A well-deserved win and a proud moment for our art community. Competing with more than 500 international finalists in the prestigious show, “Precious Moments” […]