Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Today is the Day


No more procrastination. No more trying to figure it all out in my head first. Today I am posting my first post on my first ever blog. What can I show you? - well - let me start with a quilt. A couple of years ago - Country Living Magazine (March 2005, I believe) did a spread on Jennifer Paganelli and her new line of fabric - Sis Boom. I fell head over heals in love!!! When visiting my parents in Florida I found the fabric at a nearby quilt shop and bought some. When I got home, I asked my mother to buy some more :-). She did. She sent it to me for my birthday - the package apparently was stolen off my back door. :-(. I ordered more online. It did not get stolen. I finally found a quilt pattern I liked. I got up my courage and started making the quilt. My first quilt in years. My first sewing project in years. I cut it out. I discovered an error in the pattern and had to rework everything. I got the front pieced together - JOY! Sis Boom fabric went on sale. I ordered 11 yards for the back and to make a shower curtain. It also got stolen from my front yard. I was able to order some more. I got it put together. Found someone to quilt it for me. I put the binding on and finished it. Much joy!!! I can't tell you how good it felt, in spite of the frustrations, to accomplish this. And my addiction to quilting and sewing kicked back in. This was about a year ago that I finished the quilt. In the process I have discovered other wonderful fabric designers. I have discoverd the creative blog world. I have discovered wonderful shops and internet sites to buy fabric, patterns and other creative things. I recently made my first etsy purchase from one of my favority bloggers - Brin at http://messythrillinglife.blogspot.com/ . I am starting to get brave and leave comments on some of my favorite blogs. And finally, I have now started my own blog. Where this will lead? I have no idea. Will anyone read it? I have no idea. But I have the compulsion to start. To try. I want to find my own voice in this wonderful creative world. So here I go...

1 comment:

cammyk said...

Welcome...beware it's very addicting, but you probably already know that. I absolutely love all of Jennifer Paganelli's fabric. I have several yards of her fabric but am afraid to cut into it. One of these days I will gather up to courage to start snipping.