Friday, April 4, 2014

Weekend Hodge Podge ~ April 2014

Welcome to my corner of blogland... today I have lots to share! 


So I am calling it a Hodge Podge... I have a bloggy friend who follows someone that does this on Wednesdays... answers misc. questions for fun and to share more of herself with her bloggy friends... so I am gonna do my version this weekend!

What are you passionate about?

Currently I am hand quilting ~ my major passion IS hand quilting right now! I am making my honey a quilt that will be a queen throw size... very large! lol
You can see a snippet of what I am currently working on by viewing my blog on it's own page instead of in a reader!  My blog header changes every month or so with a pic of what I am working on featured somewhere on it :)

Here is block #10 on my count down...

I am now about 3/4 done with this block!  WhOOP!!!
I am also passionate about vintage sewing machines and own 3...
not one Singer in the bunch either :)  You can see 2 of my vintage machines in my header... sweet Fiona and reliable Francis... I recently added a zig zagger Japanese class 15 clone I named Nelly to my little group of machines... I only sew to repair things or to piece/bind quilts.. so these machines do all I need!  Check out my post on how easy vintage is to care for by yourself HERE!

Prefer a modern machine??? Check out the Janome I am selling on Ebay here...
gently used and ready to go!

What is your favorite form of social media?

I like facebook best.  You can find me on Patchwork Friends (my own fb quilty friends group) here to request entry as it is closed to quilty folks only... both machine and hand quilting happens there and no advertising or sharing sales stuff... currently doing a QAL:
for which I have these 6 spool blocks done...

I am also a member of other quilt groups on facebook and have chosen to make my facebook page a quilty place to be... so many of my previous fb friends have slowly gone away to make room for current and more appropriate friends to fit the no political stuff policy I am adopting for facebook :)

My fave place is a place just for hand quilters called Celebrate Hand Quilting group.  You can request entry here... and Caron or Janet will grant you access if you are a quilty person and this sounds like something you would like go for it because the eye candy and knowledge shared there for hand quilting techniques is nothing short of AMAZING!

I Pinterest for remembering ideas and keep a running page each year of ideas.... here is 2014's page :)
I don't tweet, or instagram or anything else... I am almost 50 so I feel pretty hip as I am :) HA!

So that was only 2 questions... but I hope this gives you a better feel of who I am... would love to hear any questions you have for me!  I can answer them in next weekends Hodge Podge... and I haven't even shown you the back yard yet!!!!  So subscribe if you haven't and come back to visit!

I blog about twice a week usually and cover all aspects of quilting, home reno, beautiful outdoor shots I take from my own back yard, funny moments in our lives, and whatever I need written down to remember... my blog is an ongoing scrapbook of sorts for me!  Hope you enjoy the ride with me!

In closing I have an icon I made below with my motto for 2014!  Read more about what it means here.

Linking this post to Confessions of a Fabric Addict Whoop! Here :)
Wish Adam a Happy Birthday by going to where I linked at SEWjo Saturday with Kim Here!
Check out Kathy's quilt ready for binding at Slow Sunday Stitching!  Here :)




8 comments:

  1. I have been on several facebook quilting pages but I do not get a lot out of it and have left them, too many conversations going on perhaps? I do have a facebook page but I only have family members on it and it is a way to keep in touch with my spread out family. I have a pinterest page for keeping track of things I like. I do not tweet, or instagram and have no desire to do so.
    I have an almost daily blog and that is all I want to do other than quilting.

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  2. Currently, quilting is my passion as are other forms of needlework. I also like to golf. I prefer blogging over FB. Man Quilt looking good.

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  3. Those are some nice looking machines. Your White looks like mine :) Does the green one say Moose?? I have a White treadle, a White elect, a Singer and um.. can't remember what my green one is :D lol Have a great day!

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  4. Beautiful quilting! And I love those spools.

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  5. Love your pineapple welcome wall quilt!

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  6. I have visited the Celebrate Hand Quilting blog in the past but recently signed up for the FB group ..amazing. Click on FB at any time of the day and there is something to feast your eyes on that someone is working on ! Ask a question and within an hour at least 20 or more people will have answered...it's a great group! :)

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  7. Hand quilting and vintage machines are my faves too!

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  8. Ah, it's good to get to know you a little better. I love vintage machines but currently only have 1 , which is not working yet. I will not allow myself to get another until I get this first one up and running. :)

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