Saturday, March 8, 2008

My first post!

Hi Everyone! I love to quilt and want to share my quilting adventures with you. I love everything about quilts ... planning them, making them, reading about them, taking classes and going to quilt shops and shows. I spend a good deal of my non-quilting time dreaming about being at my sewing machine.

See, here it sits, calling my name, just a few feet away from me in my little guest/office/sewing room. Yikes, I guess some organization is needed! Didn't realize how messy it was until I took the picture (actually, this looks pretty good, you should've seen it a few months ago ... wasn't even enough space to sit down and do anything).

The closet in the room is dedicated to quilting and crafts too ... our poor guests have no room to hang clothes in there. Although, we don't get many overnight guests ... hmmm, I wonder why?

I was just about to post a picture of the sewing half of the room, but it's too ugly, so I'll spare you that ... but, you must meet my sewing buddy, Pip. He came running when I started taking pictures ... he's sleeps on the guest futon when I sew and helps me out when things get hard. You can see that he's exhausted by all the work he had to do on this day!

Here's one of my current projects. The pattern is from Quilter's Newsletter Magazine, Issue No. 391 - April 2007. It's called Aster Blast and I fell in love with it at first sight! My colors are very different from the ones in the magazine, but I'm loving this combo so far.

I started this project just about a year ago and struggled with the star points so much that I put it away for awhile. When February rolled around this year I decided that it was time to pull it out again and conquer those d*$@! triangles! I'm happy with it now, even though it's less than perfect and will likely remain that way ... I've given up on perfection ... I get more done that way. My plan is to finish this and enter it into the local county fair. I'm not much a fair goer, but always thought it would be so fun to enter a quilt and see it proudly hanging with all the others. I'll keep you updated!

Well, I've got work to do around the house, I'll be back soon! Oh, look! Another little visitor ... this is Bailey ...


Jacquie said...

Well, congratulations and welcome to the world of blogging. I just started in January and I've found the folks in the blog world to be kind and sharing sorts. I have a sewing friend too...I trip over her often as I move from the machine to the ironing board. Come visit anytime! Btw your quilt looks great!

Dana said...

Pip and Bailey are adorable. And, I look forward to getting to know you through your brand new blog.

My quilt give away contest won't begin until my actual 200th post -- which should be in a few days. Keep a look out and be sure to enter.