… Because I want to!
… Because I can!
… Seasons in your life change & so do I!
… So there!
Quilting came into my life before I was a fleeting thought. It’s true! It can be traced back through EVERY generation on my mother’s side, which is interesting. Quilting is said to skip a generation but not in our family. The ties are strong and undeniable. It’s a strange phenomenon that I quilt. I’m not really the “traditional” homemaker type. I really don’t like household duties. I can’t sit still. I’m slightly A.D.D.; meaning I get bored easily. BUT…
In 2003, I was visiting my “quilter extraordinaire” mother. My son was just a few months old and I had 3 weeks to do whatever I wanted in Hawaii. Grandma took over the motherly duties and nagged at me to make my first quilt out of the MOUNDS of scraps she had accumulated. I thought, actually, I said, “NO WAY!” But if you know my mother, you also know she always wins. Literally, that woman will not take no for an answer and is incredibly persuasive.
Within a day or so I was piecing together fabrics and cutting squares. My first attempt at quilting and I decide to go QUEEN size, which ate up my entire vacation. Did I mind? Not one bit! I LOVED QUILTING!
So there you have it. I am a full-time mommy. I am a full-time employee. I am a full-time student. I am a quilter, as if I have time. But I make time. All we have is time. Then it’s over. So whether you are doing the tango and speeding through life or like me and slowing down…enjoy what you are doing.
My mind is in creative mode and I am really enjoying the quilts I am creating. It’s a “tiptoe” process and I’m simply loving every moment. Except when I’m ripping out stitches…lets be real.
Check back for quilt-a-longs…coming soon!