Welcome to the next stop on the 2015 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop
It’s so exciting to be a part of this new quilting family and to get to know you. But first, you get to know me.
THE TEN-SECOND TOUR OF MY LIFE:
On a snowy day in 1965, me . . . two siblings, Alice and Bruce, … Emory & Henry College… newspaper reporter … married my high school sweetheart, Dave, … baby Nora … moving trucks … football football football . . . quilter … law school … lawyer … empty nest . . . blogger … modern quilt guild . . . new quilt bloggers blog hop … designing logos and blog buttons, oh my!.
THE LONG JOURNEY:
When I write about myself, it’s about what I do and less about who I am. Sounds odd since this is “Wanda’s Life Sampler.” I tend to focus on the details of the process, i.e. the craft, and I shy away from revealing anything intimate. There are no secrets on the web. But, if I want to share and interact with this community I must open up. It’s all Rated G, though, but you might find 50 shades of gray (lame quilter’s joke).
NO DIRTY LAUNDRY:
I started this blog because I was looking for a creative outlet. (FYI: menopause is not for girls). I followed a series of worksheets in a self-help book. I made a “vision board” and wrote a “purpose statement”:
My purpose is to feel brave, to be tenacious and curious, to be sure of what I believe, to be persistent, to rest, to be free, to act on a whim, to improvise, to be creative and to design, and to practice what I enjoy.
This discovery led me to start a blog. I had no idea what I wanted my blog to be or to say. I knew I wanted to put text and photos on “paper.”
I also had no idea the online quilting community existed. My first post about quilting was on September 4, 2013 and revealed my first leap into modern quilting with a quilt from the book, “Sunday Morning Quilts.” I quickly found the online quilting community and here I am giving you sewing advice.
A SEWING TIP:
Have you ever made a tote bag and when it’s not full, it falls over? The solution:
Learning takes time. I use WordPress and there are so many options for themes and choices for fonts and menus. I was overwhelmed at first and I’ve been overwhelmed for the last two weeks trying to transform my blog for this blog hop. I admit a cried a few times, but it’s okay to ask for help — even from the Happiness Engineers at WordPress. NEED HELP? you bet I do. They will respond!
MY FAVORITE QUILT (designed by yours truly):
THE SECURITY ANSWERS (better than the ones from the bank):
- My Dream Vacation: Fly around the world in a balloon
- My Favorite Book: My Happiness Calendar where I record something every day that makes me happy
- My Least Favorite Chore: Washing dishes
- My Favorite Dessert: Key Lime Pie
- My Favorite Restaurant: Deep Run Roadhouse (barbeque)
MY QUESTION FOR YOU:
What would you put on your Happiness Calendar today?
DON’T FORGET: CHECK OUT THIS WEEK’S OTHER NEW QUILT BLOGGERS: