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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Getting my start- guess it was meant to be

A little over a year ago, I moved from middle of no where Virginia to an area bustling with 1million plus people Virginia.  It has been a nice change, and an area that fits my personality a lot better.  (But I do miss the beauty of the mountains, the quietness of rural Virginia, and most importantly, my friends there).  But it has been a good move, great career, more stuff to do, and met an awesome guy  :)

For some reason after I moved, I thought sewing would be a great idea.  Mentioned this to my friend casually, only to learn she had a sewing machine she never used and wanted it to have a good home.  So in a matter of a couple of weeks of looking into sewing and researching about sewing machines, I had a sewing machine.  It is a great little starter machine.  The brand is no longer made, but it is similar to a Singer, so finding parts is still quite easy.

So I have a machine, bought some fabric, and just went to town making squares that eventually become a rag quilt.

That was easy enough I decided, and just kept sewing.  My wonderful step mom learned I was sewing and took advantage of this, to help clean up her collection of sewing material.  So thanks to her, I have a wonderful starter stash of fabric for almost anything I can imagine.  And since I have a little bit of OCD, I decided to use a spare dresser to help store and organize my fabric. (And yes, Kate is jealous of my dresser of fabric).

Unfortunately, I enjoy shopping for fabric and finding a good sale, this dresser is quickly being outgrown.  But with all the future projects Kate and I have, I have a feeling all this wonderful fabric will be going to good use.

And on a side note, I am looking into finding a place more permanent to live (instead of a rental) and cannot wait to have a whole area really dedicated to sewing that is maximally organized for this as well  :)  There will be pics of this too in the future  :)

Happy St. Patty's day!! I'm linking up to Meet My Machine over at the Tilted Quilt!



  1. Aw, look at your little sewing nook!! Man, I love that dresser!;)

  2. Thanks for linking up with us this week! Love seeing your machine and your cute little dresser!

  3. How fun! Love your little stash too. Isn't it nice to have such generous friends and family! =)

    1. Yup, my mom is awesome! Love having the stash of fabric when starting any project.

  4. Thanks for linking up with our hop! Loved your post :)

  5. Sounds like you are off to a great start. My first three quilts were rag quilts. I figured I needed to get good use out of my rag quilt snips, right... I like your dresser for storage. I have a dresser that could be easily repurposed to better organize my fabric stash.

    Cheers, K

  6. Thank you! I love my dresser. It actually is one I refurbished with a little sanding, and paint. I also spray painted the hardware black to update that a little bit. I find being organized makes for a more efficient sewing experience.
    Rag quilts are so much fun and easy to do. I can not wait to start our quilt along April 1st!