I was asked this evening how I came up with the name for my blog. Well, in the rush to get this online before the end of the day (deadline for Blogger's Quilt Festival), I didn't take the time to explain a bit about myself and my blogging. So, here goes ....
I was first introduced to quilting by my very dear friend Vicki. Now, I've been sewing since my very first Holly Hobby sewing machine was given to me when I was 5 or 6 years of age. My grandmother used to give me fabric for presents and then I inherited her used Singer. You know, one of those heavy-duty, nothing ever broke models?? Loved it until the day I could no longer replace parts on it. Loved my grandmother more, of course. Back on course ... I always said "I'll quilt someday." Well, someday came when I became pregnant at 36 yrs old and I was sent home on bed rest. After twenty-some years in the corporate world, what the heck was I gonna do sitting at home all day on bed rest. (Type-A personality here ?!!?!?! :) ) Along comes my friend Vicki. She quilted for years back east (anything west of the Rockies seems to be 'back east' to my Montana-bearings but Vicki was a legitimate North-Virginian) and Vicki decided she might take on teaching me to quilt. Upon the death of my dependable, loyal Singer, I got a steal of a deal on a new Bernina Virtuosa on eBay ... heavy duty with lots of stitches I just had to learn how to use (still haven't mastered many of them). My first quilty-thing was a wall hanging with my first born daughter's name on it. Loved it. Ta-DA ... ME Quilter! Ha ha ha. Vicki graciously humored all of my questions. When Vicki had to work and I was at home as a new mother, well, couldn't bug her all of the time so became enamoured of the quilting lessons provided via Internet quilting shows.
Fast forward six years and one more daughter. I attempted to join a guild last year and in doing so, met my friend Lynn. Now Lynn, being a very well educated (and more than likely under appreciated) teacher, is very encouraging about learning new things and completing projects. Bless your heart, Lynn, I am extremely grateful for a friend like you! It was Lynn's idea for me to blog because one of her friends talked her into creating a blog (see Quilting in the Pines listed herein). I toyed with this idea once I read Amy's Creative Side post re: Blogger's Quilt Festival. I thought that sound like a lot of fun, however, why would I ever take on blogging? What could I possibly say in a blog. ha ha ha ha (I find no shortage of words today, do I? :) ) As the days of the Blogger's Quilt Festival passed, and I read and read and read the oh-so-creative bloggers in our quilting world, the idea of me sharing in this blogging world started to take root. Finally, upon seeing Amy's "final call" post, I thought "Why Not?" I could do this ... why couldn't I. [big smile] I may crash and burn, but why not give it a try :) So, now you know. Oh, and the "Knot" well that's just a play on words for the ol' quilter in me.
If you've made it this far, thank you. Quilt-tastic day to you!!