This week's question: When did you start sewing? Tell us a bit about your sewing history. When did you realize you were hooked?
|Me, around age 7, with one of my favorite dolls and a doll quilt my aunt Jeannie made|
|My kiddo, shortly after I started sewing, with his homemade Cat in the Hat hat|
After that first quilt, from which I learned all kinds of things to NOT do when quilting, I trucked right on, starting another quilt, learning more from it, and then another, and another, and eventually starting my blog, and to this day, there isn't a day that goes by without my thinking about sewing or doing actual sewing. It's a part of my life now that I can't imagine my life without. When I meet people, I identify myself as a mom and a quilter. It's a huge part of my identity. Sewing really changed my life for the better. It's led me to being more social than I've been in years, brought a kind of joy that was lacking in my life, and has afforded me opportunities I couldn't possibly have dreamed of when I first started.
|photo of me by Katie Ringo of Katie's Quilting Corner; at January Tampa MQG meeting|