Silence, Interrupted

Well, hello there. Yes, it’s been a while. Life seemed to get a wee bit crazy and I blew off my tiny piece of the internet. Oops! While I’ll try to get back on a more regular basis.

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Where to start? Well, I don’t know if you know this about me, it’s a well known secret among my friends, but I sew. Yes, I do. I haven’t shared a lot of my sewing because, well sometimes it seems like it’s a personal thing and kind of puts me out there to be judged and critiqued where I don’t want to be. It’s a hobby, not a career for me. It’s to be enjoyed.

At the beginning of the year, I decided that I should stretch myself. Now, when I say stretch, I don’t mean physical exercise as that would be a little too far out of my comfort zone! But, I decided I wanted to share a bit more of my sewing endeavors. Now that it’s June (baby steps people, baby steps!!) I’ll finally get around to sharing and see how it goes. Yup, let’s put the toe in the water and see what happens!

Truth be told, I failed my first quilting class. Yes, I’m a quilt class drop-out. I would have gotten an ‘F’ if graded and I had continued. My garage sale sewing machine died during the class and I had no idea how to fix it and I was under a great deal of stress in other area of my life, so I had taken the class for stress relief. Ha! Obviously, that was counter productive! But, a few years after that situation, I got a shiny new sewing machine and met a friend who quilted and patiently taught me the ropes. Bless her heart, she’s now created a sewing monster and I think┬ámy fabric stash rival hers!! Hey, at least she has one more person to call when she needs that specific color of fabric when the fabric store is closed for the day!!

Now, I won’t be sharing pictures of my sewing stash with you as that’s a little too personal yet! Let’s not get crazy or anything!! But, I do plan to give you a peak into some quilts, bags and who knows what all. Sound like a plan? We’ll start off with a pattern review on a really fun bag…tomorrow!!

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