George over at Ninjabetic had a great idea - a No D Day! where we all blog and Facebook and Tweet about our other lives, where no D is mentioned or even hinted about. I hope you all participate today as I want to know more about each of you. So, here goes, a whole blog post with nary a D in sight. Enjoy.
It's all about the quilts baby!
I am a quilter. I love quilts of all kinds. I love to sew and I love to create. I don't have nearly enough time to quilt these days and I truly miss it.
You have a new baby? I am right there with a new quilt for the cutie.
You getting married? Voila! A quilt for your bed.
You need to feel loved? A quilt is on its way.
I love the whole process - choosing the fabrics, planning the pattern, sewing the pieces together into blocks, sitting at my machine in the dining room, hand quilting it night after blessed night. It's very cathartic for me.
Here is some of my work over the years:
A quilt for my 2nd born child...
A wall hanging quilt I created that hangs in our upstairs landing.
Three angel-girls on the beach, sporting their wings.
It reminds me of my three girls at the beach. Oh and it makes me laugh every time I see it.
Can you tell our favorite place to hang is at the beach? The saying reads: 'I'm at my best on the beach in the sun' and it contains photos of my first two girls hanging out and playing there.
I created it before the 3rd one came along and threw me for a loop :0)
Grace's baby quilt. She still sleeps under it.
My most ambitious quilt yet. It entitled '100 Houses' and that's exactly what it is - 100 houses, composed of varying fabrics. It took me over a year from start to finish to complete it.
It hangs over our bed in our bedroom.
Here is a detailed view of four of the houses. Can you tell I love color in my quilts?
There you go readers, a glimpse into my non-D life.