I am tickled pink as I was nominated as an outstanding blogger by Vicki of Vicki’s Crafts and Quilting. And, just in case you don’t know about this award, here is a description of it: The Outstanding Blogger Award is given one blogger to another. It’s a way of supporting and acknowledging one another. As an award recipient, I answer some questions. Then, I get to nominate some blogs I enjoy and assign a few questions for the recipients to answer. I am passionate about my blog and sharing all sorts of information about quilting….a new pattern that I have made, a favorite tool or technique. I will answer Vicki’s questions first, then nominate a few bloggers and give them a few questions to answer. I’ve added a few favorite quilts for your enjoyment.
- Do you like having a deadline or do you work better when you are not underpressure?
- I like having a deadline and set a lot of them for myself. It helps keep me moving, but I do find that sometimes I make life a little harder than it needs to be.
- Are you one who likes taking classes or do you enjoy figuring out how to do it on your own?
- I love taking classes but I also love figuring out things – it really depends on the subject. In the past few years, I have taken a lot of classes for using a couple of the computer programs – Electric Quilt, Prostitcher, Prostitcher Designer, and Procreate. Now, I love them and find the skills invaluable in my quilting. I have dropped in on a lot of online classes this year and love the opportunity.
- What is your favorite snack?
- Anything…somedays salty somedays sweet. Heath Bars and Mounds are among my favorite but not something I keep in the sewing room or in the house.
- What is your first memory of learning how to sew?
- I was taught to sew by my grandmother and I made tissue hats for my dolls. My grandmother’s thimble is one of my treasured possessions, although it is not at all fancy/
- Have you ever taught someone how to quilt?
- Many people! I was a teacher at our local quilt store. However, I think my two favorite memories of teaching are sharing quilting with younger people. When my son was in first grade, I taught them all to make a 4 patch quilt and we “quilted” it on my machine. Another favorite memory, was teaching my nieces to quilt when they came for a week one summer.
- What was your least favorite quilt you ever made?
- My least favorite quilt may be the jelly roll race. As much as I love a fast quilt, there is no imagination in the process – just sewing to the finish line.
And here are my questions:
What do you love about your first quilt?
What do you love about your last quilt?
What is your biggest regret as a quilter?
Why did you start blogging?
What is your favorite drink when all goes wrong on a quilt?
I hope you have fun reading a little about me and my blogging.
Coming Up on the Blog:
In the Kitchen – 4/19
Tips and Tutorials on the 22nd! – 4/22
International Sisters Quilt Blocks
12″ House Block/s
Born to be Wild – 5/17
Tips and Tutorials on the 22nd! – 5/22
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