Evening in the Garden Quilts

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Here I am!


Hello to all you quilty people in the Blogosphere!  I’ve taken the plunge, and it does feel like a major plunge, because I’m not a public person.  I’ve done a lot of new things in the almost two years since I retired, most of them successful, all enlightening, so here I am.  How long or how frequently I end up blogging, we shall see.

The books say that I should have a purpose in mind for a blog (or for any major new project, like this quilting thing), and I have a few vague ones.  First and  foremost, I want to be a bigger part of this quilting community.  I want to link to themed days on other blogs, and to have a site for others to link back to.  I want to share my work in greater detail than twitter or facebook allow.  Eventually, I want host and support my own ideas.  I’m sure I’ll have some after I get going on this.  I want to post charities and contributions I am supporting, and share products and posts I’ve discovered.  I subscribe to lots of blogs, and like them with lots of pictures, so that will be me.  Oh, and I want fabric companies to notice me and mail me luscious new fabric for sewing…  Well, I do.

My header features Simon Kitten (Ohio and Kentucky people should get that) in “Simon in the Garden”, a finalist in Quilter’s Newsletter’s “Evening in the Garden” contest, 1993.  I’d been quilting since about 1976, but that was the first contest I entered, and the last for a long while, because in the winter my son was born.  I only have the one child, but he lives with Asperger’s Syndrome, so our lives have been challenging and busy for many years.  Now he’s off to college, the house is amazingly quiet, and I have no more excuses!

Simon is no longer with us, but I have three other cats (Anni, Krissi, and Yuri) who “helper” me with all aspects of quilting.  They will certainly appear in this space, along with gardening, and current books.  I am fortunate to live in western Ohio where I am surrounded by fresh, local food, so there might be recipes.  But mostly quilts!

Please chime in, let me know that you’re seeing me, what I’m doing wrong, and what I can do better.

Back on Sunday with an actual, properly linked Stash Report!

Author: Valerie

I'm Valerie, also known as Scooquilt. I am passionate about fabric and quilting. My quilts are colorful and modern, but grounded in traditional blocks. My degrees are in Fine Arts and Education. I'm retired from teaching and trying to quilt daily. Reading, gardening, and cats are also important to me.

4 thoughts on “Here I am!

  1. Hooray for Helper Cats! Welcome to the blogosphere.

  2. You are blogging for all the right reasons. – a place to call your own, to show and tell or to vent or to just talk to who ever want s to listen. If they don’t want to listen they don’t have to – such is the beauty of a blog. Welcome to the club 🙂

  3. You’ve taken a big step. Congratulations! I’ve loved seeing your quilts on twitter, and will be following your blog.

  4. Hi Valerie,
    Nice job on the blog! Good for you doing new stuff. I love blogging and hope you do, too. Your opening post is a lot better than mine was. Good work!

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