34 going on 62

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:

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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!

 


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