Beth Markel


Darn Cold Inspiration…

Posted on January 28, 2013 by Beth Markel

This week my thermometer read -9° but with the wind it was about -25° and even for Michigan, that’s COLD!  What does that have to do with creativity – well, nothing, REALLY, except that I feel less creative when I’m inside day after day.  I’ve discovered that I love the sunshine, regardless of the temperature, […]


2nd Week of January – What is love?

Posted on January 15, 2013 by Beth Markel

I love “utility” quilts, as they become part of the fabric of our daily lives.  This one is being used as a pillow, sort of, and was made from upholstery scraps.  Of all the things that have caught my eye this week, I keep coming back to the simple truth – this is love and total […]


1st Week of January 2013 – Inspiration

Posted on January 9, 2013 by Beth Markel

So, on my daily adventure to pay attention to what catches my eye and WHY, I have decided that my favorite every week will end up not just here, but in some project.  It’s a little hard to tell from this week’s pick, but the sweater is NOT orange as it may appear, but rather […]


Make it a BOLD, Colorful year!

Posted on January 2, 2013 by Beth Markel

I don’t really do the whole “New Year’s Resolution” thing, and never have, but today I am starting something a little different, and plan to continue… it all began this Fall, which was a lovely, lengthy, beautiful time.  Everywhere I went, colors just seemed to jump out at me, and I was really struck by […]