Beware the Crazy Quilt

Ever heard of a crazy quilt? Crazy quilts were all the rage for young women in the late 1800’s. But they were quite controversial. Because—gasp—they were not at all practical. In fact, crazy quilts featured sumptuous materials like silk, satin and velvet. Not exactly affordable stuff, much less easy to care for. That’s enough, right … Read more

Old Photos

I love looking at old photos. Behind the people, the expressions, and the setting, there’s always a story. I wonder what their lives were like, way back then. What were they thinking? What were their dreams? What were their hobbies, education, or routines? Take a look at this photo of my relatives. Judging by the … Read more