A Poem a Day, Thereabouts

33 & 45

Today’s photo is of Dad and me, when he was still a big Beatles fan.  I owe all my musical inclinations to my father, who knew how to start his … Continue reading

March 30, 2015 · Leave a comment


Today’s photo is of my dad from years ago.  He’s in the final stages of bone cancer, and I’ll be attempting to write a poem a day as his life … Continue reading

March 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Mum’s Quilt

Today’s photo is of a quilt I basted this morning.   Three layers, held by pins; not quite a quilt, but closer than yesterday, than ever before. Sandwiched together but … Continue reading

August 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Little House on an Island

Today’s photo is of the latest quilt on the wall.   Yes, I used to watch Little House on the Prairie when I was little. I dreamed of being Laura … Continue reading

May 10, 2014 · 2 Comments

Empty Quilt Wall

Today’s photo is of my bare quilt wall, now that another quilt-top has been sewn and sandwiched.   There’s a huge hole in the room, if I happen to look … Continue reading

May 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Ties That Bind

Today’s photo is of the quilt binding before I press it, then attach it to the quilt.   At the end of April, thirty poems have accrued; I’m mindful of … Continue reading

April 30, 2014 · 2 Comments

Gone But Not Forgotten

Today’s photo is of my current quilt, as I can’t really take a picture of a rough draft.   You might wonder what a writer does with books that don’t … Continue reading

April 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Just Sew Baby

Today’s photo is from this morning, as I sewed the last rows of the summer duvet quilt-top.   I’m building a garden, acres of wildflowers amid a fabric horizon awash with … Continue reading

April 28, 2014 · 2 Comments

Patches and Stashes

Today’s photo is from this afternoon, of my sewing table.   I won’t say I’m a fabric junkie; I am a colour junkie, oh my goodness yes. I like bright … Continue reading

April 27, 2014 · 4 Comments

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