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 have been my therapy, a break from the stress and pressure of work up to the year I retired. Now I can pursue my hobbies full time. I currently own 10 sewing machines, some of them antiques and pictured in the article on the history of sewing machines.
My blog is a variety of subjects, a lot of quilting and sewing, but also tablescapes, recipes, book reviews, hand stitching, stamping cards, crafting, gardening, travel and mountain living. 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, and have several reviews already on this blog, with a lot more to come!
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. To follow by email or blog reader, use the link buttons on the sidebar. If you are viewing my blog on a smartphone, scroll down past the comments to see the options. If you are on a computer, the options are on the sidebar on the right.
I am honored to be one of the Top Quilt Bloggers on FaveQuilts….
featured on Hometalk a few times…
been a guest on American Patchwork and Quilting Podcast Hosted by Pat Sloan’s…
and Featured on All Free Sewing!
Product reviews and giveaways are part of my blog content, and I am happy to work with companies to provide honest reviews on products I endorse. My mailing address is –
PO Box 524
Mountain Home, NC 28758
You can also contact me by leaving a comment on any post, or using the form below.