I am a big hobby person. I have all my little crafty things I love to do. When I’m pregnant, I like to make maternity clothes. I’m not a great seamstress, but when you’re pregnant, the dress doesn’t have to “fit” like normal clothes do. 🙂 It just has to make room for the belly. I love to scrapbook. I get on scrapbook kicks and want to scrapbook night and day. I have several books that are finished and several more “works in progress.”
What am I into right now? Well, I love, love, love to make quilts!! Both of my grandmothers have been into this, so I have “inherited” the love for it, I guess. My Granny Heidel is so glad it’s being passed down. 🙂 I have fabric everywhere! My cedar chest is packed, I can barely close the lid. And I have several boxes in my back closet, and a few bags stashed here and there. It’s ridiculous really, but I haven’t paid a cent for any of it.
Jamin brought home a Quilting magazine to me last night, so I’m all into it again. I have done several baby quilts lately, but needed to finish one up. I’m also working on some for Christmas presents. I also have a new nephew due to arrive this week, so I’m trying to get his little quilt done.
As I finally perused my magazine, I checked into all the websites that are listed there. I saw so many patterns and colors I love!! But I can’t start anything new, not now with all the projects remaining to be finished! So I’m going to work hard this winter to finish up everything I have started. I think I have one queen-size top and two lap-sized tops to be quilted (or tied), and then a few full size tops I’m working on (for Christmas). I finished a baby quilt today, and started a baby quilt. It’s so fun!!
I love to make quilts for gifts. Since I already have tons of fabric, it usually only costs me what the batting (cotton) costs, and sometimes I need backing. They’re so special and meaningful. I have a quilt that was given to me by my Granny Heidel. Her mother helped her make it years and years ago. It is so special and cherished. I want to give gifts like that…that have memories to go along.
It’s more challenging now with two little ones making messes and crying and needing diaper changes. So I have to work hard when I can!
The love of quilting is in my blood, and I’m obsessed. Who doesn’t love to curl up with a quilt?