A little about me, I 've been married for 11 years to a wonderfully supportive husband. I have two adult sons, 25 & 22 (who are still my babies, I don't care how old they are) and I am a step-grandmother to 13 year old twins, a girl and boy.
I began seriously quilting in October 2014 after our move back from the Big Island of Hawaii to Bedford Virginia. I had struggled with not feeling productive since my retirement, but coping with chronic illnesses prevented me from moving forward. My sweet husband set up a studio for me in our new home, which enables me to have everything ready to just walk in and work whenever I feel up to it. Because I'm not able to go out often, besides doctor appointments, finding quilting blogs has been really helpful to me. I didn't find many blogs featuring newbie quilters like me, so I started this one.
|Hopscotch, First completed bed quilt|
|Dogwoods and Butterflies|
I like to post what I've learned at the end of my various projects. The biggest lesson I recently learned in quilting is to use scraps to test instructions that aren't necessarily clear. Do you find ending project tips helpful?
In blogging I've learned to reach out to others when I have questions and not to be afraid to post about mistakes I've made. Are you someone that enjoys offering tips to newbie quilters?
At the beginning of this post, I spoke about moving back to Virginia from Hawaii. We do still own a condo in Kailua-Kona that we rent out on VRBO, which enables us to go back to visit at least once a year. Here's the evening view from our lanai:
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! Please visit the other featured Sew Fabulous bloggers for this week, as well:
Again, many thanks to our 2015 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop organizers:
Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl
Cheryl @Meadow Mist Designs
Terri Ann @Childlike Fascination
Stephanie @Late Night Quilter