September 10, 2012

Maggie's Butternut House

Fall, 2012
Maggie Bonanomi is a well-known textile artist and teacher, as well as author of several popular books of textile projects. Her 1840s home in Lexington, Missouri, reflects her vibrant artistic sense throughout ~ especially her fondness for things worn, weathered and mended. Maggie was a delight to interview, and her philosophy of life is really contagious!

September 1, 2012

Praise the Pumpkin!

Fall, 2012
We may take pumpkins for granted, especially in Autumn, but this fruit was vitally important to the Native Americans and to the colonists who learned from them to appreciate the pumpkin as a necessary food ~ tasty, versatile, and easy to preserve. This article was a joy to research, and from it you might learn some surprising things about this humble fruit.