Pie Talk
Here in the US it’s our annual celebration of Thanksgiving also known at our house as the Day of the Pies. Each year we make pies, eat pies, and generally celebrate our favorite pies like apple, pumpkin, and cherry.
Alright, you caught me. The above quilt, Prelude to Pie, is the only pie I’ve made in the last 20 years. All those other imaginary pies I made came from the local grocery store. I was just talking pie talk.
May you and yours have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Pie Talk
Here in the US it’s our annual celebration of Thanksgiving also known at our house as the Day of the Pies. Each year we make pies, eat pies, and generally celebrate our favorite pies like apple, pumpkin, and cherry.
Alright, you caught me. The above quilt, Prelude to Pie, is the only pie I’ve made in the last 20 years. All those other imaginary pies I made came from the local grocery store. I was just talking pie talk.
May you and yours have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Studio Time
It’s so good to be home and back in my studio. Although it has been declared a disaster area
 by the EPA (Enthusiastic Producers of Art), I’m happy to be there. There is nothing like your own disaster to make you feel at home and creative. My task this week is to un-clutter, unearth, and rediscover treasured items left in stacks of junk. Should be fun!

Studio Time
It’s so good to be home and back in my studio. Although it has been declared a disaster area
 by the EPA (Enthusiastic Producers of Art), I’m happy to be there. There is nothing like your own disaster to make you feel at home and creative. My task this week is to un-clutter, unearth, and rediscover treasured items left in stacks of junk. Should be fun!

A Versatile and Complementary Thread
One of the more versatile threads I hand-dye is, 6 Stranded Cotton. This embroidery floss can be separated to stitch with 1 to 6 strands. Or you can combine colorways for that Monet look we’re all after. In my quilt, Escapelands #3, I’ve used the Aquamarine colorway around the border. Can you see the difference in character of the stitch mark if using 2 or 6 strands?
This month I’m giving away a free skein of 6 stranded cotton thread (my choice of color) with any order from the Artfabrik web site. It’s my way of saying, “Thread will always be there to cheer you when your turkey leftovers are just memories.”

A Versatile and Complementary Thread
One of the more versatile threads I hand-dye is, 6 Stranded Cotton. This embroidery floss can be separated to stitch with 1 to 6 strands. Or you can combine colorways for that Monet look we’re all after. In my quilt, Escapelands #3, I’ve used the Aquamarine colorway around the border. Can you see the difference in character of the stitch mark if using 2 or 6 strands?
This month I’m giving away a free skein of 6 stranded cotton thread (my choice of color) with any order from the Artfabrik web site. It’s my way of saying, “Thread will always be there to cheer you when your turkey leftovers are just memories.”