Thursday, December 24, 2009

Hello from Wintery Wisconsin

Hello! My name is Linda and I am a working mom of two boys - 11 and 8. I have been married for over 14 years and have lived in Wisconsin almost all of my life. For a short time my family lived in South Dakota; otherwise, I have been here and there in Wisconsin. My husband, boys and I now live in southeastern Wisconsin.

I started quilting just this past September after taking a class at a fabulous quilt shop nearby. My first quilt is still a UFO, but I am determined to finish it by the end of the year (now I'm committed, right?). All that's left is quilting and binding - not a small task! I have made other, smaller, quilts that I have completed and given as gifts, so I'm not a total rookie, but I've never been in a quilting bee and I'm really excited that I am in the group. I can't wait for my month - July.

I learned to sew from watching my mom. My mom and my grandmother also taught me to crochet and that is still one of my favorite winter hobbies. I am a knitting failure. :)

My earliest quilting memory is of a quilt made by my aunt. It was white and beautifully textured - she quilted it by hand. I'd like to make one like it (though NOT hand-quilted) and I'm considering a white quilt for my month, but I am still undecided. Good thing I have some time to think about it.

Aside from quilting, my life revolves around whatever my boys are doing. They play soccer, football, and baseball so depending on the season, you'll find me cheering them on.

See you in July!

1 comment:

  1. yay learning! that white quilt sounds amazing! don't be too intimidated by finishing your first quilt because once you do you learn and know it isn't as scary as it may seem, good luck!