Pollinators and Portulaca

Pollinators and Portulaca in the Garden of Nutmeg Designs.


Sophia in Her Wisdom: An Orange Spiral of Light

Sophia Spiral in a Blaze of Orange by Wayne Stratz.

Sheets of stained glass migrate back and forth between my studio and Stratoz’s studio.  He had a commission for a larger version of his Sophia Spiral, and needed something special for the center.  I had some Oceana glass that I used in an Orange Sunflower mandala, with beautiful mottles of yellow and orange.  Holding the […]

Log Cabin Love: Quilt Pattern Mosaic Mirror

Log Cabin Quilt Mosaic MIrror by Margaret Almon.

  One of the pleasures of having an Open Studio is that people get to see an abundance of work on the walls, be surrounded by it, and have creative ideas percolating.  A visitor saw my Log Cabin Quilt Panel(below) and asked if I could make a mirror with the same motif.  With Stratoz’s trusty drafting […]

Rest & Repeat Sign: Music Commission in Orange

Rest & Repeat Sign by Nutmeg Designs.

Need a gift for a musician?  Commission us to make one.

An Evening of Jazz with Catherine Marie Charlton

Thank you’s for tonight’s advance ticket purchasers! A photo posted by Catherine Marie Charlton (@cmcriverdawn) on May 29, 2015 at 11:20am PDT Stratoz and I took a Friday night excursion to hear Catherine Marie Charlton‘s Maiden’s Voyage CD Celebration at the Kennett Friends Meetinghouse. We stopped at La Michoacana Ice Cream on the way, a shop founded […]

Cardinal Love: Small Deaths Exhibit by Kate Breakey at the Michener Art Museum

Cardinalis cardinalis. Northern Cardinal (Male) II by Kate Breakey.

Stratoz and I got ourselves to the Michener Art Museum Museum to see the exhibit of hand-painted photographs by Kate Breakey. The Small Deaths exhibit is there until July 12th, 2015.   The colors of the birds were intense and glowing.  I loved the orange beak of this cardinal. Stratoz had just finished a stained […]

Kaleidoscope in Orange

Butterfly Porthole, Kaleidoscope from Japan, circa 1970.

This Kaleidoscope has moved many places with me, and I don’t remember when it came into my possession. Looking at it now, I see the type as 1970’s, in the way time makes us able to classify collections, characteristics that are invisible to us as children. The butterfly revealed by the orange circle was the […]

Twister with Nasturtiums

Nasturtium Tropaeolum Majus Alaska

Stratoz and our photographer friend Paul Grecian have a tradition of going to Longwood Gardens during Spring Break.  I appreciate that Stratoz is always on the lookout for orange.  These fine variegated Nasturtiums have a sunny yellow orange with darker red orange gathering in the creases.  I looked up the etymology of Nasturtium and it’s […]

Timelapse Rainbow

In the studio with my favorite part of the rainbow ~ orange! A video posted by Margaret Almon (@nutmegdesigns) on Apr 21, 2015 at 1:26pm PDT

Bursting with Orange and Ones: Harmonious House Number

Harmonious House Number by Nutmeg Designs

I am grateful there are people who desire red, orange and yellow house numbers.  This one went to Berkeley, CA.  Their number is gifted with the numeral one in three out of four of the digits.  Ones are both simple to surround in glass, and difficult to join up with neighboring numbers.  The clients queried […]

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