I love it all: embroidery, canvaswork, quilting, crochet. So much to do, so little time.

Friday, January 21, 2011

With a Little Help From My Friends

Hello, wonderful blog readers.  I've been following many blogs out there--mostly stitching and quilting, I'll admit--and you all have inspired me to jump into the blogosphere.  Welcome to my inaugural post.

I am currently without gainful employment ("retired" just sounds a little too old, somehow), so now I have more time to stitch, quilt, crochet, interact with my dog and husband (more about the dog soon), run around to guild meetings, and do just about anything except housework.  Yes, I do clean sporadically.

My love affair with "making stuff" began back in the 60's when a friend taught me how to knit.  Soon, another friend taught me how to crochet.  I explored macrame and crewel embroidery with yet another friend in the 70's.  At about that time, my boss' wife (yes, she was a friend, too) taught me how to do baskeweave and other needlepoint stitches.  More recently, a friend from one of my embriodery guilds got me started on quilting, even before I had my own machine!  And finally, another one of my guild friends spent the afternoon with me showing me the ins and outs of blogging.  Aren't friends great!

The above photos show my first "finish" of 2011.  It's a bowl sewn together with fabric-wrapped clothesline.  I've been going a little nutty with these lately.  I've made several, and each one has its own unique personality.  I no longer have this particular bowl.  It was a gift to a friend.


Lelia said...

I think your blog looks fantastic! What a terrific beginning.

And, you don't need to clean - as I recall, your home was SPOTLESS.

Welcome to blogging.

Christine said...

Your bowl looks great! I have a pattern to make some of these but am waiting for summer vacation to actually attempt it. Welcome to blogging! I began about a year ago but still feel like a brand new baby at it.

PS: The dog is adorable with his couture coat on.