I would like to tell you a little about myself, if I may. I am retired--Such a good thing to be retired. I can spend much more time quilting now. I am a Respiratory Therapist. I spent most of my career working for an oxygen company, checking that my patients were able to use their respiratory products correctly. I loved it, but spent lots of time on the road, travelling to my patients' homes.
I have been quilting for more than 20 years. Earlier this year, someone reminded me of the quilt I made them almost 21 years ago. And it was not my first. Some day I'll show a picture of my first quilt. Not a pretty sight. I didn't know what I was doing. What was your first quilt like?
I much prefer piecing to applique. What is your preference? I think I'm a better piece-r than aplique-r. Probably why I prefer it, you think?
Here are some of my quilts:
I have learned so much about blogging from this New Quilt Bloggers Group. I was a raw newbie in January. I asked a lot of questions, Googled a lot of ideas, and tried things. Don't be afraid to ask questions and try it! That's what I would tell other beginning bloggers.
In that line, the thing I would tell beginning quilters is to check and double check your 1/4" seams. I still have to keep checking myself. Especially if I change machines. I have a machine at home, and another in the camper. We have spent a couple winters in Florida. I told you retirement was good!
What was your best vacation? About twenty years ago we rented a motor home and the 5 of us, plus dog, went out west. Grand Canyon, and the whole bit. A great way to travel with kids. There was enough room that nobody was touching anyone! Far less whining. (Including me.)
Several years ago, my husband and I took a Hawaiian cruise. We flew to Hawaii and got on our ship. Better in my mind than spending days cruising the ocean. A trip of a lifetime!
Those are my two best vacations. Totally different.
Last year I bought a Handi Quilter Sweet 16 sit down long arm, and I love it! You'd think with the addition of my quilter, I'd be getting these quilts finished. Well, life keeps getting in the way.
Such a long post, I know. Thanks for sticking it out.
Be sure to peruse the others in the Blog Hop today. They are all my new best friends!