So here’s the deal. I have loved quilting since my mom made my first one for me in 3rd grade.
I took up quilting with a bit of a passion in college in the late 80’s. Life has gotten in the way and I have been stalled on and off for the last 20 years. Seriously twenty years, how does that happen? So you might ask: Do I still have a fabric stash? Yup. Do I still have the Singer sewing machine I scraped my hard earned college shekels together to purchase?
Do I still have a (paired down) library of 20+ year old quilt books?
Yes, however it may be time to go through them.
So I should get on with it already, no? Sounds easy. No brainer. Wellll, not so much. You see, I am in the process of finishing my dissertation which has been many years in the making and I work full time…and I got married about two and a half years ago…and I love to work out …and I just becoming a decent cook… These things take time. Now don’t stop reading just yet, I have a plan!
I have promised my husband that I will not sew quilts until the dissertation is done (or at least to that last part where there is a lot of hurry up and wait). In the meantime however there is much to do. There are UFO’s to go through, a fabric stash to make sense of, an old sewing machine to set up (not the one I talked about, I’ll get to this next one in another post), books to weed and new ones to buy, blogs to discover…oh so much. And I want to take you along for the ride. With any luck I’ll be quilting by July and we can watch me grow.
With approval of my husband I have already bought
I may also slip into some fabric buying as I daydream about the day I can begin again.
I find myself drawn to the modern quilts now which were really non-existent when I was quilting before. Oh how I want to get started. In the meantime I will collect blogs, make my craftsy lists, Pinterest my heart out, lurk on my local modern quilt quilds web page and wait for the day I can afford the time to show up to a meeting.
I want this blog to document my progress and my journey.