About Me

My name is Chris. I’ve been quilting for more than 25 years, knitting regularly for more than 20 years, crocheting off and on for at least 15 years, spinning my own yarn for more than 10 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, beading, and jewelry making but haven’t jumped in to any 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. I started this blog in 2016 as a place to tell the stories that go along with what I make. The posts are mostly about knitting, quilting, and spinning, but there are some other creations thrown in. Sometimes a recipe is a work of art, or a sign for a school event. 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 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 used to keep to a weekly posting schedule, but I found I didn’t always have worthwhile updates to share. I backed off on posting so frequently, then the pandemic started and my creating — and posting — all but ended. As 2021 comes to a close, I’m beginning to create on a more regular basis. I hope to feel up for sharing with you again soon.

Feel free to comment on any of the posts or fill out the form on my Contact page to 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.

Oh, and all photographs and content are my own unless otherwise noted and are copyrighted to me. While I appreciate your support, I ask that you please don’t use my photos or content without permission.

Thank you for stopping by!