Where do I begin? Once upon a time in a land far far away, a little girl was born to….ok not that far back?! We’ll try again!
Hi, I am Heather, a recently new blogger, wife, mother, friend, foe, quilter, crafter, seamstress, cook, chauffeur, homework checker, maid, butler, finance manager, antique milk glass collector and so much more.
I have a wonderful husband and daughter who make up my whole day. I wouldn’t have it any other way. I met my husband in Austin, TX and we moved to Houston in 2014. It was during this time that I truly discovered quilting. Up until this point, I had been making clothes for my daughter. While I enjoyed dressing her up in pretty things and making coordinating hair bows and such, it wasn’t satisfying my need for creativity. And she was getting into that awkward stage where the patterns for little girls looked too young for my almost 8 year old and the big girls clothes didn’t come in sizes small enough for her. My kiddo is scrawny. Even now, approaching 10, she is in size 7. I gave up sewing anything wearable for myself after the 4th or 5th attempt that ended in disastrous piles of half finished clothes on the floor. Clothing for my self: not my thing. Knits: Most definitely not my thing. So back to 2014. We’re in Houston, we know no one. My best friends and family are spread out across the US and I’m here alone. Well not totally, I have coworkers at my day job but there not the same as friends when you move to a new place are they? One day I decided to teach myself to quilt. Just a baby quilt for a coworker, that I designed my self (over achiever…) and it went together really well. It was love at first stitch. I loved the math involved in the design process, the piecing and watching it come together, and the quilting to give it the lush texture. From here, I dove head first down the rabbit hole and never looked back!
September 2015 rolled around and I’m out shopping for fabric and I’m talking to the ladies at the quilt shop and this lady asks me if I’m a member of a guild. The look on my face I’m sure was hilarious. What was a guild? After much explanation and excitement that there was so many other people that liked to quilt as much as I do, I ended up going to a guild meeting and joined. I now have the local friends to fill the void. Quilters are the best group of people in the world, of that I am convinced. I have learned so much from them in such a short amount of time.