This post is for the Grow Your Blog Party hosted by Vicki at 2 Bags Full.
I will start out by saying a little bit about myself for those first time visitors.
My name is Mary Kunna and I live in Washington State. I started this blog to chronicle some of my day to day adventures in quilting and life in general. I also did this so I could half way keep up some of the (to me) new ways or changes in this lovely world of the internet. After all, I am a baby boomer and sometimes am a little resistant to change :-).
My passion is quilting. I used to do other crafts such as crocheting, very amateurish tole painting , general crafties and beading. I had tried (back in the 70's) to do a little quilting, but started with grand plans (and a big project) and didn't have the patience to stick with it. In 1990 I was re-introduced to quilting and that was it. I fell in love with it. Since then it has gone from hobby to business. I do long-arm quilting for people, pattern design, teach quilting classes, vend at quilt shows and have done some commission quilts. Please visit some of my other pages and check out some of the quilts I have done. Oh yeah, BTW my other passion is collecting sewing machines. What can I say.
Since this is a party, let's celebrate with a little give-away. Also, since this is a quilting blog, what better thing to give away but a quilting book.
A friend of mine loaned me her copy of this book quite a while back, and I got sooo caught up in reading the stories of the hobos way of life I had to get my own copy. The stories are so interesting and tell you how they had their own type of "sign" language to tell others if there was a place where they could get food or shelter. Also, if there were things they had to watch for.
There are several blocks that are on my "to do" list.
When this posts I will be away at - what else - a quilting retreat. When I return, I will draw the winner on the 27th of January. Correction: The date I will draw for a winner is February 15th. Still plenty of time to leave a comment and get in the drawing.
I will link up to Vicki's blog. Go check out other new blogs and see what everyone is up to.
I hope you will continue to visit my blog and thanks for stopping by.
Hugs & Stitches,