Monday, March 31, 2008

I'm a lucky girl

Recently my daughter-in-law Holly told me about Freecycle. If you are not familiar with it, it consists of a bulletin board where people offer things for free. If you sign up you can also have the daily postings sent to your e-mail. That's what I do, looking to see what people are giving away. Then I notice recently that it's okay to post Wanted requests. So I posted Wanted:Quilting Fabrics and I had two responses. One woman had a box of scraps for me and the other had a bag of fabric. Some of the fabric isn't usuable by me, but most of it is fun! I'll have to post a picture!

The other reason that I am lucky(blessed actually) is that I started a quilting class yesterday, my first one. It is a beginner class and I thought that was a good place to start. I am taking it at The Joyful Quilter in Glenville. The teacher is super, she is so laid back and patient. I have been sewing since I was a child so I thought it would be a snap, but I made two fixable mistakes yesterday, guess I am not such a smarty pants after all. Well now I need to finish my homework and I am looking forward to next week. That's my biggest problem, no patience, can't wait to get onto the next part. We are making a quilt sampler, a wall hanging, a great way to learn I think.

Last night I cleaned up my sewing room, wish I had taken a before picture so you can see just how bad it was!!! I told myself, no sewing til you clean up your room!! Now I will actually be able to find things. Still I am impatient to try everything, I think it may be reading all the wonderful blogs out there, there are so many wonderful tutorials. And now Sew Mama Sew is going to have a contest and there will be more, can't wait.


Valerie said...

I just got my sewing room set up. I am just learning to quilt. Me and my mom are taking our first class now. we are loving it.

Needled Mom said...

You will love your quilting class if you have sewn for so long. A sampler is such a great way to learn lots of techniques. Be sure you post a picture of your completed project.