How did you find me?
I really want to know.
This whole blogosphere thing is totally mind boggling to a kid born when Eisenhower was President. A friend told me a story the other day about her daughter's special event at school called "80's day" where everyone dressed up like they did in the 1980's. For the life of me, I cannot remember what the 80's looked like but I am sure it was not pretty! The 50's sure, that was Happy Days with poodle skirts and cigarette packs rolled up in t-shirt sleeves. The Sixties - Beatle haircuts and mini-skirts. The 70's - well, let's not go there, it was a bad fashion decade. But why can't I remember the 80's? I must have been busy.
Busy raising kids and quilting. I started quilting in 1973 when I looked at all the fabric scraps I had from making my clothes in high school and thinking, "what a waste to throw all of this out!" My first quilt was a patchwork lap robe for my then husband, Mark. We were babies when we got married in 1973. That quilt no longer exists in any place on the planet I know of. But it got me started and now 37 years later, I am on quilt #112.
I must say I am a tad ambivalent about blogging about quilting. I mean, if you are spending time blogging, that's less time for quilting, right? Maybe I can give something else up though to find time to blog, like, doing the laundry maybe.
I don't know if this happens to you but when I am deeply involved in a quilt, my mind works on all kinds of things, usually not quilt related. I solve problems and have imaginary conversations with friends and "frienemies" alike. In my brain, I am witty and sparkling, a legend in my own mind! It occurred to me, why not blog some of those thoughts and start a conversation, an exchange of ideas, quilt related and otherwise?
So here we go on this adventure. However you found me, I hope you will be happy you came along for the ride for whatever time you choose to spend. Please let me hear from you. It's only a conversation when there are at least two people talking, otherwise, I think it is a psychosis!