Hi and welcome to my stop on the Plum and June New Blogger Hop!
I’m Sarah, a 27-year-old married engineer, cat feeder, and quilter (of course). I’ve really only been quilting for about two years now, though I’ve known how to sew for what seems like most of my life. My mom got me started with cross stitch and crocheting, then I picked up knitting and spinning (that’s spinning yarn, not the gym torture). Of all my hobbies, quilting is by far my favorite. There are no worries about running out of yarn while casting off, no squinting at tiny little charts, and fast results (most of the time).
My style will always lean towards bright and happy. I’m a Southern Californian transplant in New England – someone has to be cheerful around here! I bet you’re wondering where the blog name comes from? It’s not the normal pun on sewing, and without that yellow quilt at the top, you might not even know its about quilting! The name comes from my husband, who very early one morning told me to shut up (I’m a bit of a morning person), which I did. Less than two minutes later, he told me to shut up again. Indignantly, I told him I didn’t say anything. “You’re smiling too loud.” This space is where I smile loudly. Can you hear it?
All my quilts are my favorite (sound familiar?), but the one I’m most proud of and maybe love just a bit more than the others is Take the A-Train. It’s also the one I’ve blogged about the most, so maybe that was a clue.
There are lots of other stops today, but before you head off to meet all the other awesome people, I have a few questions to answer.
Blogging Tip: Make it easy to follow your blog! You could have the most drool worthy quilts and a great witty banter, but if there are no buttons to click, it’s really hard to follow you. I would say at least include a button to follow by email, bloglovin, and feedly. Not everyone uses bloglovin, and being mindful of that is important.
Quilting Tip: I quilt backwards from sewing — I pull the quilt towards me. It keeps me from quilting over stitches I’ve already done, and makes it easier for me to be consistent. It also seems to be easier on my shoulders, but that might just be in my head.
A Question for you! How do you keep yourself from jumping on every bandwagon and actually finishing what you start? This is what I have the biggest trouble with. Proof: I have 24 WIPs
Dream Vacation Spot: The Cape. I’ve lived in Massachusetts for nearly ten years, but have not been to The Cape. However, that’s going to change soon! Hubby and I are finally taking a honeymoon this year to The Cape! He says I’m not allowed to bring sewing though….we’ll see.
Now, go forth and get acquainted with the other wonderful bloggers posting their life stories today!!! And make sure you come back for next week’s list too!
Jen @ Bower Bird Patch
Afton @ Quilting Mod
Jessica @ One English Teacher
Barbara @ Suzy Homemaker
Cynthia @ Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework
Mary @ See Mary Quilt
Laurel @ Drowning In Fabric
Linda @ Talking Lunch Box Quilts
Rebecca @ One Wee Bird
Anne @ Hudson Valley Quilts
Diana @ Red Delicious Life
Terri @ Childlike Fascination