That's me yelping ,as I stumble in to my first blog entry. Just like I stumbled into sewing, at the age of 51.
I don't like being a tattle-tale, but my primary enablers are my Aunt Ellie, Aunt Sharon , and my sister, Amy. (Don't worry... I have forgiven them all. They are just so darn talented and generous and cute , and I know they can't stop.)
I guess I picked up sewing information by some sort of osmosis , from my family . I bought a tiny portable Singer sewing machine in 1986 , in case I wanted to hem my kids' pants. One day, in 2009, I innocently made my first placemat tote with sweet little ribbon handles. ( My aunts showed me how to make them. I should've known something was awry, because they were making hundreds of them by then.)
Oh, and my own mother actually re-taught me to thread my little sewing machine. (You see, I was truly innocent... I had not sewn a stitch by machine since ninth grade. That's when I was traumatized by sewing a pair of pants, using kettle cloth, in home ec class . We HAD to use kettle cloth. And I ended up sewing both legs together, and of course had to rip the whole thing apart. I dreaded patterns after that. And kettle cloth. )
Do they make kettle cloth any more??
This is one of my Aunt Ellie's placemat totes (the "lure" ).
This is one of my first little totes that I made, from placemats. (You see, "No hems" was very seductive to me
(Another confession- I haven't sewn a button hole yet.... but may be FORCED to make them for a cute kitchen tea towel that hangs on the stove . This is my sister's fault. See Amy's Blog link below.)
And that is how my stumbling into the wonderful world of sewing began. It is their fault that I am sewing bags and totes, quilting blocks, reading blogs and bookmarking tutorials and patterns, have a Flickr page, and worst of all, have a HUGE fabric stash. ( Yes, I do pet my fabric, and take pictures of my cat, Whiskers, laying around on piles of fabric.)
In this blog, I might reach out for some answers.
For instance: My sister and those Naughty Aunts call me , from all kinds of quilt shows and quilt shops, and tempt me with new patterns and fabrics and project ideas.
I used to spend my time cleaning the house, cooking and baking, and just reading a few emails per day. Now, All of that does get
That's normal.... right?
My sister started her own blog recently. It is called AmyMadeThat! She makes it look so easy.... one day, she just decide to create a blog, and she started it up the next day! And she never runs out of things to write about and create. She amazes me with her talent and wit and style! (Go check her blog out!) So I figure, what can be so hard 'bout making a little old blog myself?!
I hope my son can help me with the sizing of elements on this blog page. Maybe that'll pull me through!
By the way, this is my latest project, using 2 paper pieced blocks. I'll give the pattern details on my flickr link : Susie's Sunroom Flickr page
Susie's Sunroom blog will simply be my online journal, sharing my adventures and misadventures, successes and stumblings . (And show you cute pictures of my kitty, Whiskers.)
I want to thank all of my family and friends for their help and encouragment as I learn to sew and quilt!
Off to sew now.... in Susie's Sunroom, of course!
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