Around the World Blog Hop

Last week I was tagged by Jo for the Around the World Blog Hop. Jo and I met when I left a comment on her blog. That’s all it took. Now we’re participating in the Friendship Supernova Swap together. And emailing each other constantly. And I’m still marveling that I have a friend on the other side of the world in Australia. Miracles of technology.

A drawing Jo did of our quilt - Isn't it fantastic!?!
A drawing Jo did of our quilt – Isn’t it fantastic!?!

But you’re not here to listen to me wax not so poetically about modern advances in communication and their impact on society. Well, maybe. I guess I shouldn’t presume.

There’s four questions everyone on this blog hop has been answering, so I should probably get to that, hmmmm?

1. What am I working on?
I just finished a large workhorse of a quilt, so I’m sailing through the doldrums a bit. Catching up on bee blocks. Cleaning my sewing space. Planning ways to finish some WIPs. Buying fabric. Always seems to be the way, right? Not really sewing means lots of fabric purchases.

Bee blocks and a do.Good quilt top
Bee blocks and a do.Good quilt top

2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?
So, I asked for some help with this question. I’m not so good with the retrospection and inner reflection sort of stuff. So I asked my husband over breakfast what he thought. Apparently, I’m very well thought out, to the point of near obsession. Also, I’m very loud with my color selections. He might have a point there. Also, turns out he listens more than I thought.

Bright colors do make me happy....
Bright colors do make me happy….

3. Why do I write/create what I do?
Simple put — because it makes me happy. Creating something I love, and getting to wrap up in it nearly every day is absolutely wonderful! And then I write about it here, and other people love it (still shocked by that one). And we get to share in fabric-y and quilty news and gossip, make new friends, keep up with old ones. It beats shoe shopping by several nautical miles.

A baby quilt (my first one!) and a few more bee blocks.
A baby quilt (my first one!) and a few more bee blocks.

4. How does my writing/creating process work?
Occasionally, because of a deadline, or a bug in my ear, I’ll work continuously on one project. But most of the time I flit around depending on my mood. If I’m a little brain dead from work, I like simple piecing, or improv. If its Saturday and I’ve had 2 too many cups of coffee, and think I can take on the world, I start a new project, or baste a quilt top. I’m not really sure I have a process. I pretty sure I’m more like a toddler jumping from one activity to another leaving a wake of crafty destruction. But my wonderful husband puts up with it all, and it works for me.

And here’s the part where I tag a few people to keep the party going.

Jennifer from Secondhand Dinasoar
I met Jennifer through a Triple Zip swap earlier this year. She was my assigned partner, and I had so much fun stalking her, I just keep doing it. And luckily, she hasn’t issued a restraining order or anything yet. She has a great mix of projects, and gorgeous pictures — go check her blog out!

Stephanie from Simple Sewendipity
I’m trying to recall the first time I met Stephanie, but failing miserably. It’s like I’ve always known her. She’s one of the few “online” friends I have that I met in person first. We’re in a few of the same guilds together. We geek out over the same things. Her quilts and projects are always fun, happy, and just a little bit quirky. And frankly, I’m surprised I’m willing to share her, but since I am, you’d better take advantage and go visit.

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4 thoughts on “Around the World Blog Hop

  1. Our Supernova is going to be so so so so so pretty. I just pulled fabrics for my remaining blocks the other day so I can stare at them šŸ˜€

    I think most of my fabrics have been bought from the “not sewing” period :/ I think I go through more “not sewing” moments than actual sewing ones. It’s kind of annoying! That fabric isn’t going to sew itself up!!

    At least your husband is honest with his answer! šŸ˜‰

  2. ‘A toddler jumping from one activity to another leaving a wake of crafty destruction’ – I love that description. I think a few of us fall into that category.
    Smiles and chooses fabric too loudly?! Nah! I think your fabric choices are lovely.

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