Saturday, January 21, 2012


Sometime ago this whole thing started...without purpose or intent. Where it would go I didn't know. I haven't been diligent about sustaining it's life. I am not who I was before. I can't unknow what I have learned. 

Monday, January 2, 2012

first attempt

As promised, here is the very first quilt I ever attempted. Every stitch done by hand. I didn't know how to use a sewing machine. Didn't know what the word 'bias' meant. I did this in 1991 I remember it was at the beginning of the first Gulf War I was riveted to the TV, but kept sewing. Yes, it really is as crooked as it looks.
Not having any lessons or teachers at my beginning didn't stop me...I think if anything it made me more daring, I learned from the very start (and to quote the now famous Tim Gunn) "Just make it work!"
 I'm glad to still have it-reminds me of how far I've come.