Saturday, December 31, 2011

Out with the Old, In with the New

What better time than the present to get started with something new?  I've followed quite a few quilt-related blogs for a couple years now and have wanted to jump in.  The blog still doesn't look the way I envision it should, but that will come.   I'll write about making quilts, teaching others how to make quilts, going to Long Beach and Houston, guild activities, and lots of other quilt-inspired stuff.

It's the last day of 2011 and I made a quilt top yesterday, for a new class I'll teach in the spring.  It will be Utility quilted--often called Big Stitch-- and I am eager to get the back pieced and the quilt basted, so I can start the quilting.  A photo will be coming soon.

My other life is about to interfere with my quilting life:  I'm starting my 32nd year with H&R Block as a tax professional.  That means I go back to work full time starting next week.  That really cuts into my quilting time.  And my son is getting married March 31, 2012--not the best timing for me, but it's not about me, is it?

Sewing Central. mid-room
From the entrance door, looking toward the sewing machine, with ironing station in the back
The past two weeks I've rearranged my studio--the largest room in our house--and now I can't find things--they're not where they used to be.  And I've purged some stuff, but haven't started on the 21 foot closet yet--that will wait until June, I'm afraid.

So, welcome to my world.  I hope you find things here that interest you and I look forward to taking you along on my joyful journey!