Hmmmm how do you talk about yourself. I started sewing about 20 years ago when my daughter was in 4-H so we really kind of learned together. I lived in florida at the time and clothes were easier to learn when there really was not much too them....
After about a few years of doing that and then we moved to my Dad's home state of TN I started watching the "Eleanor Burns" show and was hooked on traditional quilting. I took some classes at our LQS and sort have grown since then. I really have lost the patience to stay with a quilt for months before I wonder onto something else so I loved to do a mixed array of stuff now as long as it has to do with fabric and thread. Now I still do my occasional traditional quilt but not so much anymore. There is just so much out there now for quilters and sewers that I seem to want to try it all. I started to get into crazyquilting and stitching and always go back to it because it must be the feminie side of me. So basically I get I am self taught. I do allot of volunteer quilting for our charities here in TN particularly the woman's abuse centers.
I have two adult children and 3 grandbabies ages 13,9 & 2 two are boys and the baby is a girl, and they take up allot of my time and I have no complaints about that.
For my picture I composed a collage of my different recent involvements because they all mean a little something to me.
I think quilters are the best people in the world. We seem to become close quick and always want to be there each other. I am involved in 4 quilt guilds here in TN and a fiber arts guild also. These are most of my friends because that is how I chose it to be. It seems to me that some (not all) of the people that are not involved in fabrics and fiber who I thought were friends turned out to be acquaintences and that is fine but my heart is with my family and friends. I tell things like I see them and hopefully am very tactful about it. I enjoy being with people whether it is in blogland or real life.
I am so excited to be a part of this group and I am glad that we are from all parts of the world. It is nice to know that when you get up in the middle of the night and somebody from over the pond is awake they just might want to chat a bit and I get to know them better. Well that is it I cannot wait until we get to play together and I am looking forward to it.