I’ve had a few little hobbies over the years…
When we were first married, I decided I needed a hobby. I worked with a woman who crocheted beautiful afghans. She taught me and I loved it. I would take it on road trips and work on it when i could (oh to go back to the me who thought she was so busy pre-kids!). Sadly, i have two semi large afghans that are packed away unfinished.
This blog for one was a hobby at one time. Life got very busy after finding out we were pregnant with Eli. I will always be a blogger at heart, even if my posts stretch out for months at a time.
I’ve always been a crafty wanna be, but nothing has really taken off. Until i discovered the beauty of fabric, and the art of quilting. I have discovered fun, modern fabrics and a deep love for vintage fabrics. I’m learning to coordinate fabrics and create art so to speak with fabric. I now consider myself a quilter.. and quilting and fabric shopping as my hobby!
My mother in law bought me a sewing machine a few years ago for Christmas, i played with it a little, but really had no clue what i was doing.
I am happy to report that I now know not only WHAT a bobbin is, but how to load it! I know that hand quilting thread does not belong in my machine. I know the importance of following a 1/4 seam allowance. Hobby Hobby (as Eli calls it) has a great remnant fabric section. And probably most importantly, i have learned to:
Sometimes I get shocked looks when people learn that I am a quilter… due to my age. I did a little research and found that the average age of a quilter, according to a recent survey is 62. So.. I guess you could say I’m 34 going on 62!
I’m going to show off my projects in the next few posts!