The Costume Society in Kansas City

Last week I was lucky to have a national sympoisium on fashion in KC for their yearly event. Needless to say, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to attend various workshops on the history of fashion and dress. I met amazing people some of whom I own their books, Candace Kling (The Artful Ribbon) […]


Window Collecting

I traveled to St. Louis’ Central West End a couple weeks ago for the Mary Engelbreit Workshops. These are some of my favorite window photos. Shooting interesting windows is a favorite creative amusement of mine. The ME Workshop was wonderful, I am already looking forward to next year’s event.

Mary Brooks Picken

Why Thimblefuls?

Naming a product line, business, or blog can be a fun and challenging exercise. The process of brainstorming names for my Indygo Junction sewing patterns has gotten more challenging over the 20 years as we have already used some of our favorite names. But I am always up for the challenge and we try to […]

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My First Post!!

Welcome to, I am thrilled share more of my creative world with you! I enjoyed a wonderful Mother’s Day with my family and am now burning the midnight oil. Our crates for Quilt Market ship tomorrow, so I am busy packing and realizing how much more I have today before show time!! Yikes!!! I […]