I wanted to express thanks to one or two of you bloggers out there!
First of all Julia, a friend from Crete, who introduced me to patchwork and quilting. If she hadn’t persuaded me to take her to the Fabric Guild when she came to stay I would never have bought that first batch of fabric and got started on my first quilt…
Then there are all the lovely people in Blogland whose tutorials, patterns and photographs inspired me and helped me to get going, especially Bonnie at Quiltville, whose instructions were so easy to follow. I didn’t know there were so many crafty people out there until I started searching for a quilt pattern!
And of course those people who make bags – when I ran out of beds to make quilts for and wanted some inspiration for using up the scraps and leftovers – along came the ‘crazy patchwork’ and ‘string piecing’ people, and those who generously posted patterns online for bags and purses!
Also, of course, my family, who patiently waited while I sewed and stitched and generally neglected them, watching me becoming gradually more hooked on the whole quilting thing. Special thanks need to go to my husband, who bought me a new sewing machine using his business Nectar points. Before I started quilting and crafting the only sewing I did was to run up the occasional pair of curtains or a new cushion or two. My sewing machine was my mother’s old 1950s New Home flatbed, quite adequate for curtains but not much else. My only regret is that I didn’t start this hobby years ago!
PS, this is the view from my sewing room the other day when it was sunny on one side of the house and raining on the other!