I finally have time . . . to start a blog!

I’ve been admiring all the quilting blogs that are currently out there.  So much inspiration!  My time has been spent doing lot’s of things over the years.  I’m a mother to three daughters who are now all in their 20s. My career was as a registered nurse and I was fortunate enough to be able to work part time instead of full time while my girls were growing up.  Those were busy years!  Marriage, work, church, dance lessons (my girls, not me), Girl Scouts, volleyball, band, and a lovable golden retriever thrown into the mix.

Somehow I have always found  time to sew.  Why?  Because I have three daughters! My sister has two daughters and my brother has one (and one son – the only male cousin).  I learned to sew in home economics in 7th grade and have always loved to make things.  I learned to smock when my oldest daughter was a baby.  My girls and nieces grew up in smocked dresses (as did their dolls).  Or at least wore them until about the age of 8 or 9 when they no longer wanted them.  I even learned how to do french hand sewing by machine (talk about an oxymoron) so they also had fancy lace dresses for special occasions.

Smocked Easter dresses

I found the time to sew back then, in between everything else that was going on.  But I never really felt as though I had time.  Dare I risk jinxing myself now?  Because I feel as though I finally have time . . .

. . . to sew

. . . to quilt

. . . to blog


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3 responses to “I finally have time . . . to start a blog!

  1. Hi! I have just found your blog thru the Zakka Flickr site and just wanted to welcome you to “blogland”. I hope you enjoy your blogging as much as I do. The Zakka sew along is lots of fun. I’m way behind due to some health issues going on in my family but today I sat and sewed and it felt so good!
    I’m making the Sewing Roll soon and then I might attempt the zig zag tote but I think I’ll make mine using all HST’s.
    Happy Sewing….. and Blogging!!

    • Thank you so much for leaving me a comment about my new blog. So far it has been a lot of fun and the Zakka Style projects have given me quite a bit to write about! I took a good look around your site and loved it! Good luck to your son and your husband. I hope they are both well soon. You had better make sure you take good care of yourself as well as them. Kind regards!

  2. Hey there! I’ve been reading your site for a while now and
    finally got the bravery to go ahead and give you a shout out from Dallas Texas!
    Just wanted to say keep up the fantastic work!

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