Fractured Tree

I enjoy reading historical fiction books. When reading, I like to look up information about the events happening at the specific time in history.  This helps me understand the book’s story line better. I enjoy these books even more when there is a reference to the art of the era.  Having recently I read the latest book by Jennifer Chiaverini, I did some additional reading about the history of quilting. One of the sources talked about Depression Era quilts.  Many of these quilts were string quilts made of small fabric scraps stitched together to make a piece of fabric large enough … Continue reading Fractured Tree

Snow-capped Mountains

Happy New Year to each of you! Now that Christmas is over, I can share posts about some of the gifts I made this year. I really enjoy making gifts to give to friends and family.  There is a sense of accomplishment when I can make something unique to give away. Several of my sons enjoy skiing and snow boarding, so the mountains are a place they like to go in the winter. Hiking and taking photos is another draw of the mountains for them. So, for  each of my sons, I made a set of wooden bookends to look … Continue reading Snow-capped Mountains