New Blogger!

I’m a total newbie to the blog-o-sphere!  I read them, lots of them.  But this is the first time I’ve written one.

First thing you have to know, I won’t be publishing things very often.  I’m far too busy doing to write about it.  If I have a few minutes (and a cold drink by my side) I may type a few words just to free up the “noise” in my head.

Second, I LOVE quilting!  I don’t get to do it as often as I’d like (20 hours a day, if I could) but, I do what I can.  If I look back over the years, I’ve made “quilts”, lots of them, but didn’t know that’s what they were.  I called them “wallhangings” or “banners” for our church.  I had no idea I was doing ‘raw edged applique’ or ‘stitching in the ditch’.  I hand quilted with the ladies in our church for years until they disbanded and I felt like I was drifting in the wind.  Who would I go to with all my questions?  Who could I show & tell to?  Who would understand the bloody fingertips along with the huge grin on my face?  No one my age (past 40 – just), even knew how to thread a machine, let alone piece a top together!  Thus started my frenzy on the “web”.  I spent hours scouring the internet for advice and fellow fabric hounds.  Imagine my bliss when I saw that there weren’t just a few of us, but many, many of us!  There were whole “markets” and trade shows dedicated to the quilting world.  Wow!  I love the ladies from our church and cherish my years learning from them but, they were very “old school”.  I had no idea you could quilt using a machine!  Imagine the things I could do…..  I still love hand quilting – the precision, the dedication, the love that goes into it.  But, I’m impatient and love the speed of machine quilting.  I’m not great at it, but I’m learning.

So, here I am.  I will try to learn how to take pics of the things I’ve done recently.  Don’t expect tutorials anytime soon, I’m not sure I will be able to master the pic uploads as it is.  Check in every now and again, maybe I’ll have a new post to share.  Thanks for spending your precious time reading my prattle!  Time to sew!

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2 Responses to New Blogger!

  1. dawnmariew19 says:

    Welcome to the club! I’ve only been blogging for a few months and love the quilting community I have found. So inspiring. 🙂

  2. tangosgirl says:

    Thanks! I don’t have as much time to devote to this (quilting and blogging) as I’d like, but I’ll post as often as I can.

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