Project: Bedroom Curtains

Months ago, I vowed I would make new curtains for my bedroom.  Full of energy and enthusiasm, I tore down my old curtains and washed the blinds and the windows.  After I bought some nice cotton-rayon yarn, I waited for the magic to happen.  Eventually, it dawned on me that there was no Rumpelstiltskin to…

Dim . . . Dim . . . Dimity

Inheriting the trait from my grandfather, my mother, bless her, loved words.  She loved to read words.  She loved to research words – where they began, who said them, how they evolved into modern language and usage.  Or, how they ceased to evolve and lay unused for eons in some antique dictionary. Like a limpet,…

All For The Fun of Weaving

Having mastered Swedish lace, and being a huge fan of Mary Meigs Atwater and her teachings, I decided it was high time to study Atwater-Bronson lace. Well, it was truly a surprise when my research revealed Ms Atwater was simply the person who reintroduced an obscure, nearly forgotten lace.  No matter how vehemently she denied…