Tuesday, May 10, 2016

An Introduction

Welcome! Since this is my first blog post, I thought an introduction would be a good place to start.

My name is Chris. I’ve been quilting for 25 years, knitting regularly for 15 years, crocheting off and on for ten years, spinning fiber for six years, and I even started making bobbin lace a few years ago. I sew clothing and home items a few times a year, and would like to sew more often. I’ve done my share of hand embroidery and cross-stitch. Sometimes I draw, and less frequently I paint. I’m intrigued by weaving and beading/jewelry making but haven’t jumped in to either of those yet. I have a fine arts degree — basically, I love making things!

There’s an old saying: “Every quilt tells a story.” I would expand that to say that everything we make tells a story, if not more than one. This blog will be a place for me to tell the stories that go along with what I make. It will mostly be knitting, quilting and spinning, but there may be some other creations thrown in. Sometimes a recipe is a work of art, or a sign for a school program. Opportunities for creativity are everywhere, and they all have stories to tell.

Is this set of topics too broad for a blog? Maybe. But I don’t believe I’m the only one out there with multiple interests. I hope that I can write the posts in such a way that even if you don’t use the same materials, you’ll get something from the stories that go along with the projects.

I’m going to start out posting weekly, and see where it goes from there; I see blogging as a creative process that will evolve over time. Feel free to comment and let me know what you like or don’t like. I won’t promise to change everything I do based on your feedback, but I will do my best to keep you interested.

See you next time!

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