"hi mary. welcome back! i am just in for short break and, as usual, i am reading while i eat my midmorning snack. i am posting a link to a discussion i wrote couple years ago re: navigating the site. i will post it to your home page also. there has…"
"Good morning Mary. It took me a while to find things, mostly by trial and error. Rogue Quilter Queen of the WIVSP has posted a couple of blogs on navigating the site. You could ask her, I can't seem to find the link she sent…"
"we went to the lake and I got so much done. It feels really good. Now the 4 dogs need grooming. I can't seem to light on any thing so I must still be tired from all my sewing. AND sleeping in a queen verses a king with 4 dogs and DH. more…"
"When we go to the lake I have saved projects to work on. It rained most of the time we were there (my favorite) I just work until i am really tired of sewing on the machine.....There is a method in there some where. Thank you all for being in this…"
"Well, we are back from a wonderful week at the lake. WE HAVE WATER IN THE LAKE. we are thrilled.It rained most of the time we were there. I loved every minute of it. I was a good girl.I was able to catch up on some projects. Crossroads is now 2 twin…"
Tell us about yourself—as much or as little as you like.
It is why I get up in the morning. I do it for the pleasure of doing it. Quilting is my therapy, my quite place where I am close to God. I can hear him and I can talk with Him. He gives me creativity and a place to express what He shows me.
How many quilts have you made?
Too many to count
Do you want to make quilts, or simply enjoy them?
I like to do both the making and the enjoying
How long have you been a quilter?
24 yrs or so
What is your favorite quilting technique?
Hand piecing, applique....Hand piecing....Scrappy Traditional Patterns are my favorite
Why do you quilt?
I have memories of being 3 yrs old and playing under a quiltframe at my Grandma's. All the little blue haired ladies being happy quilting. They would hold me in their laps and let me "quilt". They told me what a beautiful job I was doing. They inspired me at an early age, (even though I know as an adult they promptly took out what ever I did)
thanks for inviting me to be a friend. I like the photos you have on you my place post. Do you needle turn your applique or is it fused and sewed on the machine. I haven't done much applique. In our guild we call i the "A" word. I had hoped to take a 2 day workshop this month in our guild taught by Becky Goldsmith (pieceocake.com) "My whimsical Quilt Garden". I wasn't able to make it but I have another one of her patterns "Aunt Millie's garden". I hope to make it some day.
My sewing room is also my sanctuary. I have spent a lot of time in it the last 6 months getting it all set up and working on projects. It has helped keep my mind off of pending surgery. It is so nice to have everything is one room and not have to look all over for it. I will post picture of it soon along with projects I have finished lately.
My plan is to see how long I can use just my stash and only buy what is needed to complete a project. I have only bought 2 yard of kona cotten since the 1st of the year. I got it to do the Crafty BOM.
I see on your page that you have participated in discussions, like on the UFO group. When you write something or reply to something in one of the groups you're on is called a discussion and it shows up on the group page as well as your own page.
The blog is a bit different. If you go to my page and skim down, you'll see where mine are. Like I said before, a blog post isn't when you reply to a discussion, it's when you just write whatever you feel like writing. The way to do one is to go to the top of your page. Under your name it will say "what's on your mind". Just above that you will see the word "blog". And if you click on that you'll end up on a blank page where you can write. You give it a title. For instance you might write "Cleaned my room" and then go on to talk about organizing your quilting room and rearranging your fabric. People write about all kinds of things. Vacations, funny things their kids did, working on a project, etc. One of mine is about what got me started quilting. Even though it's just like you're talking to yourself, it's amazing how many people like to read what others have written.
My favorite part of quilting is the quilting part. I like free-motion quilting on my machine. As far as quilts go, I like all kinds! I don't really care for applique, but that's because I haven't done much. I love super bright colors and I also love the 30's reproduction prints and quilts. Scrappy quilts are neat, but I have a hard time making them because I tend to obsess over where each piece goes.
Are you going to post some of your quilt photos? It took me awhile to figure out how to add pictures when I first got here, but I finally figured it out!
OK...a blog is short for a web log. All it is is where you write what you want to write. People can read it or not, and sometimes they reply to what you've written. That's the gist of the one they have here. If you look at my page you will see I have written a few. It's just kind of frivilous, actually!
Then there are the other blogs on-line. It's the same kind of thing, but people go all out and will write about all kinds of things and post pictures or whatever. There are many quilt related ones and they will have free patterns or tutorials on how to make something. They're kind of self-promoting, but a lot of them have great ideas and freely share things they know. Here is an example of one: http://crazymomquilts.blogspot.com/ and this next one is really popular: http://www.ohfransson.com/ I visit this one occasionally. I have a friend who is totally addicted to blogs...she visits a LOT of them every day!
I hope that was a good enough explanation. Probably someone who actually has a blog would be a better one to ask. But I think if you look at the two I listed you'll see what I mean. And again, the one here that we all have on our pages is just used to write what you feel like writing. I didn't do it at first, but I've done a few.