Wednesday, September 30, 2009

To Begin With

Some time ago my daughter suggested that a nice addition to my blog would be a tour of my sewing room. It is almost clean and orderly enough for that to happen. Ha! At first I was alittle reluctant but then I realized that I could milk this for some time to come! Happiness. I have not been very good at this blogging thing and have wanted to get better so this could do the trick. Journaling has never been my forte. I have had a lot of starts and stops sometimes letting months or even years pass in between entries. I have purchased journals, received them as gifts and nothing seems to keep me going for long. The girls in my family including me have always had a fascination with office supplies, especially the paper ones. I simply forget to write. I don't want that to happen here. I have to say though that I am looking forward to sharing my wonderful studio space with you. Shhhhhh, I have about 500 square feet!!! Can you believe it?
I do feel compelled to make you wait a little though. I will build up to the actual studio over the next few weeks with related stories and pictures.So, to begin, I want to share pictures taken for me by my son-in-law John. He is really pretty good at this and has a light box which makes it even better. I have to say that he took 304 pictures. I know because I counted them my self. Now calm yourself, I plan to share only a half dozen or so. get in touch with me and I will send the whole file! Just kidding.This started when I finished my latest quilt and realized that I quilted holes in the thimble. How cool is that?? I was pretty excited as this had not happened for me before. Of course this beautiful thimble gifted to me by my husband Dale more than twenty years ago had been around the block a number of times so it was bound to happen. When I make a quilt I always feel an almost magical connection with those quilters of long ago and they were certainly not strangers to such things. But this was my first time and I love the whole idea. This first picture is simply my tools. The scissors are also twenty years old and paired with the thimble it is a thing of beauty. I hope you will enjoy my journey. I know I will, Nadine

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