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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 […]

Alzheimer’s, Loss, and Inherited Fabric: What do you do with it all? – Part 1

Alzheimer’s sucks, that’s the first thing I need to get off of my chest. I miss my mother. My mother was a huge part of my life. We were best friends (once we got past the stage where I was a 16-year-old jerk who thought she knew better). As a young adult, my mother was […]

Fibreshed and How to Bring the 100-mile Diet to Fibre Arts

Earlier this month, I learned a new word: fibreshed. It happened when I took some time for professional development and attended a live webinar on Natural Dyeing in the Fibre Art industry.  It was not a word I was familiar with previously. Now I am fully on board and ready to work for the cause. […]

What was that judge thinking?

Scoping out how a judge determines the top quilt at a show. When we speak of inspiration, we don’t often think of attending lectures and professional development. It really it is so great for getting the creative juices flowing for a business. I decided I would do some direct professional development at the latest Canada […]

What does it take to Find Inspiration?

Sometimes you just need to get out of your routine. Finding inspiration can take a bit of work and can come in different forms.  There is the kind of inspiration that feeds your soul, a walk in nature – a trip to a gallery, and there is the kind that excites and feeds your work. […]