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Here I go...

What got me started on this path?  Over four years ago I read The Art of Mending by Elizabeth Berg.  What struck me most about the story was that the main character was able to make a living making custom quilts and I thought, "That's so cool. I want to do that."    The push that got me beyond a thought to actually learning how to sew and quilt was that soon after reading the book my sister announced she was having a baby.  Well, quilting is a bit like eating fresh-baked gingersnap cookies; you can't stop with just one.  That one baby quilt led to a full-time obsession with sewing all kinds of things.  It's been so gratifying to be able to think that I need something specific and then being able to make it in a couple of hours as opposed to trying (sometimes unsuccessfully) to find something comparable in a store.

So with this blog I plan to share my love for creating things, what I've learned and continue to learn about this fantastic world of making, and gi…