Golden Gills

What luck to stumble upon this cluster of noble Gymnopilus ventricosus in the middle of May on a bright and sunny day! Spring this year (2020) consisted of several cycles of intense rain followed by intense heat uncharacteristic for the Bay Area. I had seen a few out-of-season fungal flushes earlier in April, including a… Continue reading Golden Gills

The Blues Blanket

The heirloom blanket epitomizes so much of what endears me to the fiber arts. From Double Wedding Ring quilts to baby blankets to zigzag afghans, it seems we all have one of these bedding items that was gifted to us or passed down to us. Quilt, pieced, double wedding ring pattern. 1930s, North Carolina. Smithsonian… Continue reading The Blues Blanket