I love to dye fabric, make thread pictures and quilt. I live in the Yukon on an acreage with my husband, 2 dogs and 34 fish. It's the 'good' life.

Saturday, September 15, 2012


Today the oddest thing happened. There was a knock at my door, which is very odd as I live on an acreage and my friend know I do not like to have surprise guests, so they always call first. But it was the next door neighbour, whose name I don’t even know. She is about 78 years old and grows a beautiful garden, but I have not had many conversations with her over the years. 

Today she asked me if I would show her how I do embroidered landscapes. No, she did not want a lesson. No, she did not want to see a completed piece. She just wanted to watch me free motion painting. I didn’t even know she knew I did thread embroidery—I do not sell it or exhibit it, so maybe she knows because I teach it at the local quilt store every so often.

Bewildered and somewhat off balance, I decided to make a little scene of daisies, since these are fast and easy to demo. It was just a quick, QUICK rendition since I had no idea what she wanted. After it was completed, I offered it to her, but she politely refused saying “I saw what I wanted to see”. Then she thanked me again and went home. 

Is that weird, or is it just me?? 



  1. That is odd. Your daisies are beautiful.

  2. Odd for sure, but not surprising, your thread painting is being discussed by the gnomes and fairies of the little people! Nice little project, so nice you dropped everything and did a teaching session!

    1. LOL! I burst out laughing when I read this. Thanks for the chuckle Caroline! lol