Lori asked me to join in on the Around the World Blog Hop. I was hesitant but then decided to just jump in. I have been able to meet up with Lori a few times in the last few years. We are even planning to run a half marathon together in 2015. Thanks Lori.
So, what am I working on?
a 9-patch swap this summer. I have not done much swapping lately. Way back in the days of dial-up internet and Prodigy, I did a lot of swapping and made some very good friends. But this one pulled me in. The hostess was Barb Vedder and we each made 100, 3" blocks and sent them to here. In return, I received a squishy envelope filled with blocks. I think I am going to use the setting above to make my quilt - stay tuned.
I have many other projects going including a Sue Spargo wool applique. I don't work fast, do lots of hand work, and make every effort to really enjoy every stitch I take.
When I am not quilting I am . . .
reading about cooking!
I work full time as a preschool director and I am also helping my dad care for my mom who has Alzheimer's. I am learning so much about how to love unconditionally.
How does my work differ from others?
I am widely influenced so you can probably see the work of others in my quilts. Like I said above, I do a lot of hand applique and hand quilting and I love embroidery.
How does my writing/creating process work?
I blog because I like to write. More of my writing is done on another blog but I am working to simplify life so I may merge the two spaces one day. I love to read about the creative process and how others make space for writing and creating. I struggle with time just like everyone and have periods where I am getting a lot done followed by slower times. I try to find joy in each season. But most of all, blog-keeping has brought me some wonderful friendships.
Please visit two of the bloggers that I follow -
I met Lynn a few years ago when she asked me to help her get a photo header on her blog. I love to read about her travels, especially the amazing hikes she takes with her husband and dog. I do believe we are going to figure out a way to meet one of these days.
I found Paula some time ago and have her blog bookmarked under Quilters Who Knit. I have had fun following both her knitting and quilting adventures.
Thanks for visiting. I hope you will leave a comment. I would love to chat.