I have given much thought to starting a blog over the last year since I discovered the beauties of quilting and crafts blogs. I first discovered blogs a year ago from a link at someone's scrapbook.com profile. (I know, I am way behind the times.) That link was to Amanda Jean's blog at crazy mom quilts. Her linky on Fridays soon opened up a whole world of blogs just when I needed it.
I was going through postpartum depression without realizing how bad it was. (I was functioning, but had a very difficult time leaving the house.) I really enjoyed looking at all the blogs. However, when I saw the Richard Scarry quilt made by Jennie of Porch Swing Quilts, I knew I had to make one.
I first checked online to see if the fabric was still available, and it was! Then I called a few of my local quilt shops (yes I am spoiled that way) and found one who had it. I made that quilt in a record two weeks and bought fabric for four more quilts when I went to buy the backing. (I hadn't bought fabric for anything other than baby projects for years!) My awesome hubby was so supportive.
This started my blog reading and quilting therapy. I have spent the past year finishing so many projects--old projects, new projects, big projects, little projects...(including those four quilts I bought the fabric for last November). How wonderful it feels to finish things!
I have received so much inspiration and help from the blogging community that I am excited to be joining it. My hope is that I may be able to help and inspire others, and that I may have a place to look to see how far I have come.
As I am a logical, methodical, symmetrical, chronological kind of person, I hope the quilting (and blogging) police don't mind if I start off sharing my quilting journey in order. For a sneak peek at upcoming posts, check out the My Quilts page.