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Dreaming of snowflakes

I’m thinking back to last winter, 2015, when we had record breaking snowfall. After a few snow days the thrill of working from home had worn off, my freezer was full, and shoveling was harder as the piles got bigger. Perfect time to bring out […]

Chuppah quilt

It started with a simple ask, can VTJR help with our wedding chuppah (canopy)? Of course we will! And thus began my second quilt project, with Elizabeth again leading the charge. At the start: The fun of the pattern was that we had a bunch […]

I made a quilt!

It took me all of 2013 to make my first quilt, and another couple of months to tell you about it. Thanks¬†to my friend Elizabeth, I managed to turn these strips of fabric: into an amazing quilt! The idea was to use scraps of fabric […]

Teaching batik at Teen Quest

I’m an educator by training, so when I get to merge those skills with my self-taught creative outlets, it’s a bonus. At the start of June, I got an email from Meredith Hofmaier of Teen Quest at Brooks School Summer Programs,¬†asking: “I’m doing a two-week […]

I (finally) have an Etsy page

With much prompting from various friends, and a final evening of actualization with The Barefoot Hobbiest, I can now be located on the “… marketplace where people around the world connect to buy and sell unique goods.” https://www.etsy.com/shop/BBbatiks Tell your friends! Make me your favorite! […]