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Speaking on Gender in Media

This morning I had the privilege of addressing the Houston Women’s Group on the topic of Gender and Gendered Language in Media.  This was my second meeting with the group. They do not fool around when they get into speaker recruitment. Gender in Media a huge breadth of topic, so I started large to let […]
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Neighborhood Wildlife

PSA: if you aren’t backing up your photos on your phone, make a backup plan now. I lost some pretty sweet process photos and my holiday snaps when I shattered my phone. Boo! Anyway, I’m hip-deep in works-in-progress right now, so have some adorable photos of my neighborhood anoles: We found this guy on our […]
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Quilt Festival 2015 Report

Houston had a Quilt Festival, and it was awesome! So many wonderful works of art. The special exhibits were amazing. I took a lot of photos, some of which were more impressive than others. (Turns out it’s hard to tell the photo is blurry on the tiny screen of my camera.) This one is a […]
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It’s All in the Dress: Star Wars Costumes at the EMP

During our family trip to Seattle in September, we visited the Experience Music Project while they were hosting the Smithsonian’s Star Wars: The Power of Costume exhibition. I am a huge Star Wars nerd, of course, although my obsession pales in comparison to a few folks I know. Having so many Star Wars friends, though, […]
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Quilting full steam ahead

Ha, ha – it’s an ironing pun, get it? Ahem. I’ve had steam ironing on the brain because I can’t steam the fabric I’m working with right now. We have all these samples and bolt ends of dupioni silk from a Quilt Festival past, and boxes of little fabric swatches from home decor sample books, […]