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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will. --George Bernard Shaw
Blogging is new for me, but I've been enjoying other people's craft and design blogs so much, that I decided to try my hand at it, too. Perhaps if I start out slowly, I'll get the hang of it and be able to keep up with semi-regular posts.

I was first introduced to sewing when I got married and I was immediately hooked!!! I just couldn't get enough of it. My very first project was a quilt.  Little did I realize that the pattern I chose was not one that a beginner should have chosen.  The pattern was the Dresden Plate.  It took me several years to get it completed but I did finish it.  I like having unique things and found that sewing and crafts allowed me to design things that were totally my own. I could choose fabrics I love and sew a new creation.  I love it all----the colors, the textures, the shapes!!! And I don't limit myself to sewing---I like paper crafting, scrapbooking,  antique/flea market shopping, photography and I learned to knit a couple of years ago. Now, all of that sounds pretty "domestic", but actually that's not a very good description of me.

Given all of that, I couldn't be happier about the recent resurgence of all things homemade!! I love it!! Though my projects have changed through the years,  I find myself once again obsessed with fabric and patterns and ideas and not nearly enough time to do all that I have planned. While I dream about using up the huge stashes of fabric and papers in boxes under my bed and in my closet, more frequently I realize that I am purchasing new selections that will be "just perfect" for my latest project. So, for now, I will satisfy yet another hobby (computer) by posting on this blog.

1 comment:

  1. Good for you Irene! New endeavors will keep you sharp...and you have a lot to share. What a ministry you have with your quilts. Sometimes when we can't sleep, we are the most inspired. (i.e. your 4:29 AM post!)
    Love you dear! Terry Lynn