I am writing to tell you a little more about myself but just hit the wrong button and sent a blank sheet. Sorry!
I taught myself to sew on a trundle sewing machine when I was in high school (we won't say what year that was) and that was after I had been "making my own doll clothes from age 8 up. (Nothing great, just someting to fit my dolls. )
I have always loved hobbies and they always filled any sparetime that I might have had in raising two daughters and supporting a husband who served 36 years active duty in the Navy. I mostly sewed clothed and home decorations until the last 7-8 years. At that time I learned how to quilt on the machine thanks to a neighbor. I had quilted a couple pillows prior to that by hand but not done anything big. Now, I love to quilt. I have found that I can use my creative side with quitling as well as cross-stitch (and grafting my own cross-stitich patterns.) In fact, quilting is so much easier on the "ole eyes and hands" . :-)
Lately I have been making my 2 grandson's their one year bithday quilt. ( this all started when I made the first grandson a quilt on his first birthady.) So, I am ready to star a new project and had better get my material picked out for the mystery quilt and see if I can follow along with you others who will be doing it. I have never done anything like this and it is very exciting for me.
Have a great day or night whichever it is.
Cindy, thanks for sharing more about yourself :-) You're in good company here - lots of people make quilts for family members and there are plenty of other people who share some of your other characteristics :-)
Glad you're jumping right in to the Mystery Quilt! I've never done one either and I think there are some other new-to-MQers as well, so it should be fun.
I wonder how many of us learned to sew on a treadle sewing machine. That's how I learned, too. :-)
Not on a treadle but on an old Singer featherweight. My Mom traded that in on a Singer slant-o-matic. Oh what I wouldn't give to have that featherweight now!
Thanks for telling us a little about yourself We love hearing about how we all got started quilting and sewing. I too make quilts for all my kids and grandkids as well as other friends. I am working toward getting a quilt ministry started at my church...there are so many needy people.
I don't remember what kind of sewing machine I learned to sew on but I do know it wasn't a treadle. I would love to have one of the old treadle machines though...I think they are so pretty.
Cindy, Thank you so much for sharing your story. It is wonderful satisfying to me to read how others got their start. I think your story is like a lot of others - we are all close and that is so nice.
Cindy, thanks for sharing. I've never used a treadle machine. My grandmother had one, but I was never interested in sewing until I got older. By then she was gone and my cousin had the treadle.
Cindy - Thank you for sharing your story. I am glad to hear that you are going to jump on the band wagon and do the MQ with us. I jumped in on the last one and really enjoyed it. I will one day learn how to download pics. These are some awesome ladies to be quilting with, so enjoy and happy quilting.