Inspiring Quilters, Stitch by Stitch
Wow, BA...only in my dreams could this happen and the plans sound fantabulous!! Congratulations and welcome! Do you lend out your Tom? LOL!
Would love to see pics when you are all situated!! Looking (as always) for inspiration and great plannind ideas...
Thanks so much for your kind words, I have been a sewer (unwanting the 'task' at the time) I would just watch the squirrels playing tag on the huge trees outside! My mom was a sewer that never needed a pattern to make anything, she would sketch it & then just make it. (I did not realize how good she was till I was much older). Then in my first Home Ec classes the teacher made us do everything according to the pattern & this was in complete contrast to my mom's teachings which made me dislike the sewing even more. I got through the classes then years later when I was expecting my first child one neighbor in the apt complex, gave me a lovely piece of fabric & several weeks later another neighbor lent me her machine & I made a skirt that afternoon & wore it the next day. That did it. The spark was lit & I have been sewing & designing ever since. I came up with a way to put a zipper in a garment that made it almost fool proof & my mom said I had to teach her my technique! I was very pleased with her request. Fortunately, she did see many of my creations & designs before her passing. I just don't have enough time to bring to completion all the things floating around in my head; but I try. So the sooner I can 'move into the shed' the sooner I can get started.
Thanks again for your kind words. I will try & post some of my things for viewing.
Glad to hear from you & that you are enjoying time with you mom, learning & building memories together, what could be better. Being a compulsive organizer is a blessing & a curse at the same time. I drive Tom crazy for he is not as concerned about the whereabouts of things (till he is in need) then so much time is wasted "looking" for the tool to save time on the project at hand. I am still learning in my 70's, so go for all you can. My favorite is ribbon embroidery developing my own designs as I go along. I find the more variations of techniques I can develop the more accomplished I feel, then I take what I know & combine them for a totally different look; it is called mixed media. I through in a little painting, embroidery, sewing, applique, quilting & what ever else is on hand. I will try & post some photo's soon, probably after the upcoming wedding of my oldest grandson on 9/2 so we will be leaving for about a week driving back to NE for the festivities.
I am jealous, I have a coffee table that lifts up to sitting height, a kitchen chair, I8X24 cutting mat, a old MaryKay case that has pullout drawers, a small table top ironing board and a 10 yr old iron, an inexpensive Babyloc machine and a TV tray. My fabric is in large Ziploc bags and vacuum storage bags that fit in an old Walmart storage crate and for a new quilter I am happy. My husband is an invalid and i can set in the room with him, watch TV, and look up stuff on the computer while I quilt, multitasking at its finest.
Janet! I think we live in the same house! I sew on the dining room table, have a BabyLock Grace, and put everything back in the spare bedroom closet when I need to make a meal. Not real convenient, but I am a newbie too and so it doesn't bother me - yet. How wonderful that you can be with your husband while you create! Keep at it!