Oh yeah!! There's nothing quite like it! A lovely Sunday afternoon, an old movie on the tube, my hubby snoozing on the couch, and me in my lazy girl chair enjoying some slow stitching!! Gotta love it!
Today, I'm working on this one again! I blogged about it here, and decided to appliqué what I had done onto one large piece of blue background fabric. So that was basted and ready to stitch but then last week, I decided I wanted to finish it with more hexies instead. So I took the basting out and got busy on a yellow hexie border, and a light blue hexie border and eventually (who knows when that might be) I'll use the dark blues for an outer border! I love working with hexies, I love the slow stitching of it and the hand work.
I'm a quilter, love everything about this great craft. I've been quilting since I was just a little girl, blessed to have both of my grandmothers influence and teaching to start me on my way. The first quilt that I remember working on was a Grandmother's Flower Garden. My maternal grandmother, Fanny, helped me get started, I was around 7 or 8 years old. I still have that work, never did finish the quilt though. My maternal grandmother, Dot, often had a quilt in the frame when I was a little girl. I spent many wonderful hours playing under that quilt frame, in my world of imagination. And I was so blessed as I grew a bit older to have her teach me the fine art of hand quilting. Today, I still love hand work, but also love the convenience of today's modern techniques.
I have been blessed beyond measure this past year to be able to open my own quilt shop, I've been dreaming of this for 20 years and finally decided now was the time to stop dreaming and start doing! I hope you'll follow along with me on the journey!