Thursday, August 18, 2011


Here's a little about how my journey has brought me here to this quilting and sewing blog...

About a month ago I happened upon a quilt blog (can't remember which one... sorry!) I found myself reading the whole thing (yes from the very beginning). I was fascinated and in awe! Then that blog led to another... which led to another... and so on. I was hooked!

I learned to sew in high school and have sewn off and on over the years. I've always admired quilts and said "someday I will quilt!" I always put it off until later because I had other things going on. Now that day has come with the help and inspiration of so many wonderful quilters out there who readily share their talents and love of quilting with others. I thank you! :)

I had some fabric on hand, although not very much, as I had made a major move last year and got rid of most of my fabric stash (major regret!) I went shopping and picked up some tools and fabric to get me started. It was so fun and so exciting! I forgot how much I love fabric! I found some patterns at Moda Bake Shop that I wanted to try. The first was a grocery bag holder, which I needed as my bags were totally out of control! If your bags are also out of control you might want to make one for yourself. :) My boyfriend also wanted one as his bags were out of control too! Here's the bag. I think it turned out pretty good.
I wanted to start with some small projects to get the hang of things. My next project was a runner, also from Moda Bake Shop. I'll show you it and tell you more about my journey later. Right now I'm going to blogger Heidi's blog, "Handmade by Heidi" and join her "Friday Night Sew-In". I've seen so many blogger's participating and I wanted to also... and now I have a blog and I can! :) Please check it out if you haven't already.

Until next time... I"m off to go thrifting... wonder what goodies I'll find!

Cherise :)


Heidi said...

Welcome to the blog world Cherise! It is a very exciting community full of inspiration! I'm glad you found the Friday Night sew-In. I'm ready to get busy.

Your blog is adorable by the way!

Regena said...

Congrats on joining the ranks of the creative and nutty (me)
No pressure, just blog as you feel!!