Thursday, September 15, 2011


I came home from work today and for some reason, I decided to start a blog. I have no idea why! I decided I would just start one and see where it takes me.

I suppose I should begin with a little background of who I am. I live in Massachusetts and have lived here my whole life. I am married with two college aged children, Becca and Ben. I have been a hospital pharmacist for over 30 years. Doesn't that sound old? I don't really feel old so I try not to let it bother me.

I have always been interested in handwork. My dad was a tailor and my mom was always helping him. I grew up listening to the sound of a sewing machine. It would actually lull me to sleep when I was very small. I started knitting when I was around 10 years old. My best friend, Trisha, and I would try to knit slippers. The key word is try since we never did seem to finish a pair.

I didn't really pursue quilting or knitting until after I was married and had my own home. I knit a lot when I was  pregnant with both babies. I loved making those little knitted clothes. They were so cute.  I also started quilting after they were born. I inherited a sewing machine from my husband's grandmother. I started out making small items such as table cloths using the log cabin pattern.

That was quite a while ago now. I have made so many quilts that I have lost count. I have made gifts and even sold a few. I love knitting socks and scarves. The size is appealing to me since they aren't too big and I can easily finish them.

I feel like I've talked enough for one day! More about my projects in the coming days.

 I leave you with a picture of my cat, Ricky, helping me machine quilt one of my quilts!!


  1. Let me start by saying WELCOME!! I started my blog 3 months ago. I know the feeling of is anyone ever going to care or read my blog?? To my surprise.. Yes.. I have over 50 followers, and 2000 hits on my blog. Seriously... this is to weird. :):) I'm doing the blogger BOM. and Was checking out each person who left a link to their block. I like your colors. I have my colors picked and will piece tomorrow. I'm host ing a trade .. I'd love for you to come check it out. Maybe you can join in. I started my blog because my DH moved me to a VERY dry land. (arizona) No friends, No family, no one to talk to . My FL friend suggested I make a blog. So, here I am. I look forward to becoming blog friends. Again... welcome. Hugs--- Sandie

  2. Sandie, I can't tell you how nice it was to hear from you. I was hoping somebody would notice my blog and wasn't sure how long it would take. I figured it would take some time and gave up. So happy you found me! I was hoping by posting my block for the blogger BOM that someone would see my blog! Thank you! The block is easy and very fun to make. It doesn't take long at all. I will definitely check out your trade. I have never done one before but may give it a try!
    Blogs are a great way to stay in touch with friends and family. You moved so far from home! I have always lived in Massachusetts. No plans to move very far but who knows!
    Thank you once again. I also look forward to getting to know you through blogging! Thanks for the warm welcome!
    Love, Rosemary

  3. Hey Rosemary, I'm glad I put you in my reader, because I didn't know that you wrote to me. Usually you will find an email button or contact me button found under your profile button. Or you could have gone over to my blog and left your note there on a comment. I have my blog set up that every time someone leaves comment I get an email. I'm just wanting to help you navigate around blog land. Also, if you click on my name were it says Sandra Said. That will take you straight to a bloggers blog. Hope this helps. Also, the trade info is listed under the post called "Come on everyone let's trade" . Last thing, if you sign up to follow blogger's you get a post in your reader. It makes it easy to keep up with your favorite bloggers. :):) wwiissh! that was long winded of me!! :):):) Hugs-- Sandie


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