Welcome to my new blog. As many of you know, I’ve been caught up in the new world of sewing, quilting, fabric and thread over the last year. As I begin to spend more time on this venture, I thought I would start blogging more of the journey. But before we jump in to sewing projects, crazy cat stories and such… Let me tell you about my Grandma.

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Growing up, I could always count on Grandma to make cool things, whether it was piggy banks, dolls or mittens, dresses or pj pants. Her basement was filled with wonders – bolts of fabric, multiple sewing machines, a kiln, a ping pong table… (the list of wonders would continue for days). Gram would have the quilting ladies over on Mondays and make blankets for new moms. She would do craft fairs and make costumes.

She even made my 11th grade prom dress.

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Blue is my favorite color, so of course – a blue quilt for graduation.

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Another blue themed quilt for my wedding (Kitters not included…)

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This summer, my Mom and I road tripped up to see family and I had the special opportunity to actually work with my Grandma. We spent some time going through boxes of old fabric, deciding what was good and what wasn’t. We worked on a blanket, pinning and sewing it together.

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I took along pictures for her to see all of the little things I’d started and even brought along one of my quilted placemats to show her (she really liked the fabric ❤ tsuru).

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As I sew and start to create my own costumes, pj pants, quilts… I think about her and how much she has made and given throughout the last 80+ years. Gram is a pretty amazing lady.

So thanks, Gram. ❤

What about you? Who inspires you? How did you get started sewing?