2015 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop:
I honestly can’t remember if I mentioned the fact that I am participating the 2015 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop. I have also hit the point in the summer where I need to check my phone to see what day of the week it is. Can you say #teachersummerproblems?
I am so excited to be apart of this fantastic group of bloggers. They are amazingly sweet, kind and talented. I am excited to share with you today a little about myself today.
My name is Abby, and I live in Fort Worth, Texas. I am going to warn you now that I have a dry sense of humor, and sometimes I feel my writing can be abrasive. I apologize for that. Not really though because it is who I am.
As I mentioned, I am a teacher. I am starting a new job next school year teaching a communications class for children with Autism. I am pretty excited but mostly nervous.
I am married to a man that does not read this blog. His name is David and maybe one day we can talk about why you read this, but he doesn’t. We met when I was 15 and he was 16. We started dating when I was 19 and he was 20. We got married when I was 22 and he was 23. Yesterday was our 2 year anniversary, and I still kind of like him.
I learned my foundational quilt skills when I was 18 years old. Then I let them sit in my head for the next 5 years getting fat and lazy. I never actually made a quilt after learning the skills from my best friend’s very patient mother. I basically said “That’s nice” and skipped away.
Then right before I moved in with my husband, I dropped my sewing machine packing it and it was beyond repairable. I just shrugged it off. Flash forward 5 months. It’s my birthday and David still can’t believe the domestic goddess he is married to doesn’t have a sewing machine. He suggests I get one for my birthday. I wish I had been on a video call with my mother in law when I told her David bought me a sewing machine. She was not initially pleased.
That summer I started quilting and I never looked back. I finished my first quilt that summer.
I then made plenty of quilts for other people. Some I got pictures of and some not so much.
I started this blog as a means to document a journey. I don’t know where it’s going, but it’s nice to remember what happened along the way.
Get out of your head. I spend a lot of time internalizing silly conflicts. It’s such a waste of time. Sometimes you just need to go with your first instinct.
It’s okay to not like what you are working on. Just walk away. You will be friends again soon.
“Finished is better than perfect” -Angela Walters
I am a middle child.
I have two sisters
I’ve been to Dubai
My favorite color is purple
I am 24 in braces. The big old metal kind that make me look like a 12 year old girl.
I am a fan of anything Disney, Harry Potter, Mary Blaire, brightly covered, covered in glitter, and made of chocolate.
If you could eat one thing for the rest of your life what would it be?
Check out some of my fellow blogger sharing today:
Megan @ www.sewstitchingcutequilts.com