Hi, my name is Carole, and I am a quilter, crafter, sewing enthusiast, wool worker, stamper, gardener, hiker, reader, photographer, and I like to cook. I have written articles for various sewing, quilting and book newsletters for years. I have taught sewing classes, held leadership positions in sewing and quilting clubs (and one car club), written articles for book blogs, and finally decided to write for my own blog.
My grandmother taught me how to sew on her 1950s era mint green Singer portable sewing machine. We made doll clothes, and a vest for my favorite teddy bear when his stuffing was coming out. Over the years, I would fix my mother’s clothes repairing rips or putting in hems by hand as she couldn’t sew a stitch. I bought my first sewing machine when I was in college, a workhorse Kenmore that I still have today. For years I made my clothes, as well as my purses and accessories.
Sewing and quilting has been my therapy, a break from the stress and pressure of work. I currently own 10 sewing machines, some of them antiques and pictured in the article on the history of sewing machines.
I enjoy crafting and anything you can do with a glue gun I am on board to try. I like to paint too, at one point taking several oil painting classes. I have no talent for it, but I do it anyway. Digital cameras have saved me a fortune with my photography hobby. I adore lots of flowers on my porch, and nothing beats a homegrown tomato incorporated into a favorite dish.
I am a longtime foodie, with a kitchen full of gourmet ingredients and interesting gadgets. I like reading books about the food industry, and have several reviews already on this blog, with a lot more to come! There will also be just foodie stuff, like an article on Knife Skills.
I have my posts organized into categories so you can see a bunch of things that interest you. Just see the category list on the right sidebar. If you like tutorials, see the pages at the top of the blog for listings of my tutorials.
I hope you enjoy my blog and invite you to follow me.
I am honored to be one of the Top 100 Quilting blogs on Feedspot.