Question to the family – “Don’t laugh… but I’m going to start writing a blog. What do you think I should call it?” (laughter follows.. but also some good suggestions). Counter question, “What is it going to be about?” Well, it was originally intended to be a record of the quilt project (more on that later) but that seemed too narrow. It would be good to write on other things too as they came to mind. So, a bit of photography, family life, work maybe; we’ll see where it leads. And sometime in the future we hope to travel, and blog and photograph as we go, so this will be good practice. (Kelly, I’m not sure if I spelled that correctly).
Some time later… “If it takes you that long to think up a good tag-line, how are you going to write a blog post?!” Yes I struggled with the tagline and still don’t like it but I had to put something.
Anyway this is the beginning of the blog; the beginning of the quilt project; almost the beginning of my three weeks leave from work (its actually day 3 already). I had a cuppa with my sister this morning and a good chat (we live in the same town but are both busy and don’t see much of each other), and I’m hopeful this is the beginning of a better relationship with her. The beginning of a sort-out in the house and getting rid of a bunch of stuff we don’t need that is cluttering up the place and costing us $$ in storage fees – at least my husband is hopeful that I’ll make some good progress on this over the next few weeks.
Back to the quilt. In short, at the beginning of March a friend & I had been on a photography outing and were heading to a cafe for lunch. We ‘by chance’ parked outside a craft shop and went in to have a look. They were advertising a beginners quilting class with a bit of appliqué and stitchery thrown in, the quilt called ‘Made with Love’ as designed by Wildcraft Farm was hanging on the wall inspiringly. We both put our names down for the class, me knowing basically nothing about quilting, though have always appreciated those who do make them and would have loved to own one. Initial feelings of excitement were later replaced by panic as I realised how big the project really was and how much I had to learn! We eventually located the sewing machine which had been in storage for some time, had it serviced and I started to learn how to use it. Choosing the material to use for this ‘scrappy’ quilt was great fun (see I’m even learning the terminology), purchased a few necessary tools e.g. rotary cutter and cutting board, and basics like pins, needles & scissors, and the first class is tomorrow morning!
Photos to follow when I can figure out how to add them…
Tools of the Trade #1
Tools of the Trade #2
Quilt Materials #1
Quilt Materials #2
Quilt Materials #3
Success (I think!!) Now to publish…