COVID Cleanup: Part I

OK – so if you are going to be isolated, you might as well be isolated to your workshop. Except, of course – the workshop is not looking for the moment like the kind of shop I want to be isolated in. It’s truly a mess. So how did I get here you ask?...
Tech Talk: Building Tradition with a Spokeshave

Tech Talk: Building Tradition with a Spokeshave

In April, Mary Elizabeth addressed traditional technology in one of our Tech Talk blog posts. Her post focused on hand planes, one of Mary Elizabeth’s (and my) favorite tools. The typical woodworker has at least four or five unique purpose planes (flattening,...
Playing for inspiration

Playing for inspiration

Breaking a Creative Block Last week I was working on a challenge quilt that was giving me trouble because I was way over thinking. I can almost hear some of you saying “Wow, that is not at all like you”. To which I reply, that there is no need for sarcasm.   So back...
Patchwork Stories

Patchwork Stories

My Patchwork Story I have mixed feelings towards making patchwork quilts.  I enjoy the history and tradition of the art and it does appeal to my perfectionist tendencies.  Ironically, these are the same things that can contribute to my more ambivalent feelings toward...
WIP – Colourful Finishes

WIP – Colourful Finishes

This week, I have finished up two projects that were focused on playing with colour. AND I have two more that just require binding but I will tell you about those another time. Colour Garden The first finished project is a small (20”x20”) wall hanging that I completed...