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I have loved writing since I was in grade 1. I've kept a journal much of my adult life; I've always felt the need to record my thoughts and the events of my life.
I have sewed and knitted pretty much my whole life. At about age 9, I even made a quilt for my Barbie doll's bed, stuffing 1 1/2 " square pillows and attaching them all together by hand.
My quilting journey began in earnest in 1995, when I went in to the Lori's Fabric (now Country) Cottage, looking for some velvet for fancy collars on dresses I was making my daughters. My eldest, Brianne, was with me at the time, and convinced me to enter a draw for quilt blocks. "It's only $2, Mum!" I thought, what the heck; I'll give it a whirl. Wouldn't you know it; I won! 10 blocks! Of course, more fabric purchases and courses ensued. . . in short, I was hooked.
My youngest, Dayna, showed the most interest in learning to quilt, making 3-4 small projects. She, along with my sister, Linda, have been the biggest supporters of my blog since I started posting in September 2013. It took me five whole months after I created the template for this blog to get up the nerve to actually post something and "go live". I now find blogging is the perfect blend of two of my loves: sewing and writing.
Creating quilts give me such rush, an excitement in the pit of my stomach that flows up into my chest and through my arms, making me dizzy with anticipation and possibilities. I am a self-professed fabric-petter, a selvedge-reader, a design and designer-admirer; in short, a quilt-aholic. . .and I'm not interested in a cure!!
Of course there's always time for visiting with new good friends, as well as spending time reconnecting with several dear friends from our time here in the 80s, petting Bella, my cat, or hugging or playing with a dog.
Although I often don't get as much accomplished as I feel I should, I really do have a sense of "living each day to the fullest", a sense of peace and contentment, and of real happiness with where I am in life.
I hope you'll stay a while, snoop around a little, maybe discover a tip or two, learn a different method, see what I'm up to, and enjoy a little humour as you spend some time with me and my oft-vacationing melon (brain). I'm told it's going to come back! Then I guess I will have to devise a new "post-menopausal" blog title!