Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Proverbs 31:30

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Let me introduce myself, neighbor

I am new to the group that Marlene has started to help us get all those unfinished projects done. She is over at Be sure and stop by. I have already found her to be a wonderful neighbor.

I am a semi-retired nurse. I was also a homeschool mom. I have been sewing since I was 9 when my great Aunt Thelma encouraged me to try sewing for my dolls and then myself. I made my first dress for myself when I was 10. It was just a shift but I remember it and wore it. I made my first quilt out of flannel when I was 14. I made it for my baby sister who was born on my 14th birthday. Off and on I have been quilting ever since.

Today I love to quilt most any style. I prefer to design my own blocks and embroidery patterns. I love to hand quilt and also free motion. Both are quite addicting in their own way.

My three children are grown and I am an enthusiastic gramma. My Dh and I will celebrate our 40th anniversary this summer as well.

Well enough about me, have a wonderful day playing with fabric scraps, I am going to...



  1. Hello from a fellow homeschool mom. I'm visiting via Stitchin by the Lake, and I agree with you that it was sure nice of Marlene to organize this neighborhood get-together.

    Congratulations on your upcoming 40th anniversary!

  2. It's been so fun to visit new blogs for inspiration. I'll try not to be too much of a snoopy neighbor, but I do tend to do a little stalking now and then. :O)

  3. You were one of the homeschooling pioneers!

  4. Good afternoon Susan -- so enjoyed looking around your blog and dropping by to say hi. I have great grands (7-yo twin girls and 4-yo boy) who are being homeschooled by their grandfather who is a retired Marine who couldn't stand them going to daycare and has now extended it to home schooling. He certainly enjoys his summners off. lol Judy c in NC

  5. Do you have big plans for your 40th celebration? That is quite an accomplishment, congratulations!!


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