My Mom and Dad just celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary this past week.
What an accomplishment!!
Sure they have had their ups and downs . . .
. . .who hasn't?
They've always worked things out and are living proof that it's possible.
I am one blessed girl to call them my parents!
What does this have to do with quilting, you ask?
Well, the very first quilt I made was for their 50th wedding anniversary
so that means that I have now been quilting for 5 years.
I always jump in with two feet when I try new things.
Meaning that I couldn't start quilting something small like a table runner
- oh no, it had to be a queen sized quilt!!
I'm sure I'm in good company though.
Don't tell me you didn't do that too?!
Back then I had an old Jenome sewing machine that a friend of mine gave me.
She had had it for 20 some years and was ready for something new.
I didn't want to buy an expensive machine in case I didn't like quilting.
Silly me! I was bit by the quilting bug.
Well, I guess the rest is history. he, he.
The colours of my mom and dad's quilt of course was blue and white
and was done in a simple rail fence pattern.
My friend Wendy helped me cut out the material and get started.
I have since bought a beautiful Jenome Memory Craft 6600 sewing machine.
Very tickled and thrilled and not a speck of trouble.
This has been a wonderful journey!
I have met many wonderful people along the way,
I have learned a ton of techniques,
tried many patterns,
and have enjoyed looking at all of your blogs along the way.
I would never have imagined that I would be here 5 years later.
I have been blessed with a beautiful work area.
Yes, I have a stash!!
I didn't 5 years ago and wasn't even sure what a 'stash' was.
And a ton of quilting magazines and books.
Still working on my square dance quilt.
I have it about 3/4 of the way finished.
Perhaps if my week goes well, I'll be able to post a finish.
I hope you are all enjoying the last few days of summer.
Enjoy your week and have fun creating!