First, my apologies for this post going up late. Our life has been slightly off-kilter as we’ve been dealing with a few of life’s unexpected bumps in the road. But, here I am at the party, better late than never, right? I’m so excited to participate in this hop courtesy of 2 Bags Full.
So, if you’re new here, who am I? Well, my tag line on my email signature reads, “Writer, Mother, Quilter, Cat Concierge” and that pretty much sums me up! I love books, fabric, cats and of course my family and friends most of all! I’ve been making quilts for over thirty years and have way too many things in progress at any one time!
This week, I’ve been having a little trouble with the trusty Featherweight that lives on my kitchen desk and so I’ve pulled out the treadle to finish off some string blocks for Bonnie Hunter’s Jamestown Landing quilt. These were going to be the last 9 of them but, guess what, there were only eight!
The treadle and the Featherweight aren’t my only machines, there are seven other machines living at my house at last count including my two trusty Berninas and a 1932 Jones hand crank. (I’m a total newbie with PPM’s – people powered machines – but I love them!) Most of them are just “petters” as I do 80% of all my quilting on the Berninas.
I also adore books and review quite a few of them on my blog. Mostly, I pick books to review that I think I’ll like but occasionally I have to get out the big guns and blast an author…usually someone writing historical fiction without any regard for history! Some of my favorite authors are Ivan Doig, Sandra Dallas, Jane Kirkpatrick and Louisa May Alcott.
My most recent finish was this one for the Kona Blog Hop and it pretty much sums up my approach to life right now.
Now, for the giveaway, since I’m running behind, I’m going to do a slightly different giveaway. I’ll send four mystery fat quarters to one randomly selected commenter. All you need to do is tell me what color you would choose for your fat quarters. (Please don’t confuse me with colors like chartruese…simple things like red, green, purple, or my personal favorite pink are more my speed!) I’ll get Mr. Random to choose on the 15th of February.
And, just because I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t share at least one kitty picture with you…here’s Jack helping himself to my water when I thought I had a “safe” place to put it. Now I bring a water bottle upstairs with me when I sew…but I still bring a glass of water for the cats! They have me so well trained!
Happy quilting and thanks for hopping by!