~Meet Mary! I've enjoyed reading her blog for quite some time now. She has beautiful work and it has been so much fun getting to know her through her blog!
Me, a guest blogger?? You’ve got to be kidding!!
Hey, thanks Natalia for the invitation to share a little of my story with your readers. You know I admire your blog, your designs and your store.
Now for my meager story…I was raised on a small dairy/crop farm in
and am one of nine children. My grandmother on my mother’s side was an incredible seamstress. I have many memories of her making matching dresses for at least five of us girls. Minnesota
Me – second from right with my kitten
Since my grandmother sewed everything for us and we all wore uniforms to school, Mom didn’t need to learn how to sew. But Grandma passed away shortly after this photo was taken and I started wanting my own wardrobe by the time I was ten. I found fabric Grandma had left and saved my allowance for new fabric (that still hasn’t changed).
By high school (no more uniforms) I was sewing most of my clothes and my younger sister’s clothes. This continued after I married into maternity clothes, then baby clothes, costumes, snowsuits etc. Then one day I got together with two of my sisters and we had a quilting bee and as they say…the rest is history.
Bitten by the quilting bug was difficult when I was working full time and commuting 90 miles round trip to work. I still managed to put this quilt together over a year or so:
I plugged along and made this quilt too over nearly a year while I was working:
And then three years ago, the most wonderful thing happened….my husband and I retired!! I love having the time to work on quilts, table runners or handbags every day with no deadline!
Here is what I’m working on right now:
I want to add what great pleasure I have found in quilting bloggers around the world. I don’t know where I would find my inspiration and encouragement without all of you!!
Thank you and thanks to Natalia for the honor of being her guest.
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