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Friday, January 24, 2014

Grow Your Blog


Welcome to my blog.  My name is Joanna, I live in the Northeast of the United States and my blogging is usually about the things I make.  I have been sewing for about 52 years - YIKES!  Was I born with a needle and thread, scissors and pincushion?  Maybe.  Actually, my mother and her sisters were all sewers, as well as their mother, so the influence was there.  My sister, mother and I used to spend hours roaming about fabric stores and mill outlets, just looking and touching the fabrics.  When we learned of a new place that sold fabric, we were right on it.  At one time in my life, in my twenties, I made almost all of my clothes.  I loved it.
Now, mostly I make quilts.  It is very different from garment construction, and I know I have a lot to learn about the craft, which may be why I enjoy it so much.  Plus, I get to look at and touch fabric all over again.

The rewards of sewing are many, and sometimes unexpected.  For instance, this past Christmas I made a crayon roll for my sister's youngest granddaughter.


It was a big hit with the baby and her mother, and her oldest sister asked me to make one for her to hold her pens.  It's a simple project that made an impact.  That's why I love to sew.

I also crochet and knit, but not as often as I once did.  And, I like cross stitch.  Embroidering well is on my wish list.

A big Thank You to Vicki of 2 Bags Full for putting together this Grow Your Blog event.
I look forward to visiting many blogs in the next few days that I may never have heard of if not for this event.  So, Vicki, hugs.

Have fun visiting.

God Bless You.

21 comments:

Sheila said...

Joanna , your history of sewing sounds very much like my own . I love visiting and seeing your gorgeous work and look forward to seeing much more :-)

Lynn said...

Our backgrounds are very similar Joanna. The need to touch and see fabric is a desire that starts at a young age.

Dolores said...

OMG, I have nothing to say. The two ladies who commented before me said what I was going to. I do think I have been sewing just a wee bit longer than you.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Always fun to visit you and look forward to another inspiring year.

QuiltSue said...

Well I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with this year.

Dasha said...

I so wish that my mother liked sewing! I basically learnt a little from classes at school for one term, then from the instructions on the patterns I bought, and then from classes I have attended. So no sharing with Mum. I have remedied that by teaching my daughter, and now my three grand daughters. They all love coming to spend time in my workroom.

Accroquilt said...

Hello! It's nice to meet you today with this Grow your blog party! Have a nice day!

Bev said...

Nice to "meet" you! The blog hop is fun, isn't it! Love your work! Please visit me some time! Cheery wave from Bev

canuckquilter said...

I'm glad to have found your blog. I'll be back to enjoy your quilts! And I am going to have to go investigate that Sew Kitschy qal.

DebraKay Neiman said...

I am having fun finding new bloggers to follow...love sewing and quilting. Greetings from Oklahoma, USA. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

Judy said...

Nice to meet you. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Judy in Colorado
judy@atticraggedys.com

Catherine Pritchard said...

Hello Joanna,
I visiting via the GYB party. I'm Catherine and I live just outside Cardiff, Wales. I'm a wife, Grandma and newbie quilter and blogger. I'm enjoying seeing some really creative quilts.
I'll be following on Bloglovin and hope you can find the time to visit my blog too

Tosty's Quilting Tidbits said...

Joanna,
Visiting from GYBP. Nice to meet a fellow quilter. I am a new follower too.
Mary

A Nudge said...

Hello, here from GYB and loving it. That is a cute crayon roll - isn't it nice when the simplest things are appreciated. Love your stash buster quilt and table runner. Glad to be a new follower.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

that crayon/pen roll is totally cute! visiting via Vicki's GYBP and enjoying your blog.

barbara woods said...

nice to meet you, following you on bloglovin

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Hello. I live in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. Nice to meet you. Great job on the crayon roll.

Sarah Sweethearts said...

I do sew a little bit, and have a quilt partially finished, maybe I will get it out and work on it some more. Enjoyed your post!

Dawn Castrova said...

I like all things creative n thrifty and I found you from the GYBparty.
I don’t have a lot of blog time in for I just started blogging when I joined the blog party it was my New Year resolution. 600 entries and I am Reading my 442 blog and more to go. but

macmillanmarie said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely blog. I had such an enjoyable time visiting you and learning a little about your life and hobbies. What a treat.

Wendy said...

hello and nice to meet you! work work is beautiful!