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Modern Quilt Guild Member Spotlight

I'm a Member!

If you’re stopping by from The Modern Quilt Guild… Welcome!!

I just started this blog a little over a week ago, made one post and promptly became so busy I haven’t had time to write another.  I sorta had to make time for it today because out of the blue I noticed I had a ton of new Instagram followers and then I started getting FB friend requests.  And that’s when I checked my email and noticed that my Member Spotlight was posted over on The MQG website.  How awesome is that?!

Anyway, I’m super glad you stopped by!  I’m sorry there aren’t more posts here yet, but I’ve really been focused on finished up some sewing projects for Christmas.  I’ve been thinking about squeezing in a quick post since I started the blog last week, but just couldn’t find the time or energy.  If you read my first post, you probably won’t be surprised to find that in the middle of sewing all of my Christmas gifts I ended up starting another project for Mister’s granddaughter’s birthday (on Thanksgiving!). Since she hasn’t received it yet, I’m not able to post pictures.  Now that her present is done, I’ve got some time to write up the post and it should be on the website on Friday!

I’ve totally enjoyed The MQG community.  What an honor to be featured, and to be encouraged inspired by so many of the members there.

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Do you enjoy Modern Quilting, Traditional Quilting or a little bit of both?  


A New Blog. I Has One!

**Disclaimer: I should note that I just typed the above title while wearing my “I am silently correcting your grammar” t-shirt.  And, I totally corrected my grammar.  Inside my head.  And I left the cutesy title.  I am still leaving the cutesy title.  In fact, I am telling myself repeatedly to forget all about the cutesy, bad grammar title.**

It took me TWO DAYS using Gimp to create this image that a child could draw better with broken crayons!

Hey!  I have a new sewing blog.  This is it (obviously, since you’re here).  I know what you’re thinking.  Something along the lines of, “Oh, NO!! I’m totally gonna miss you spamming my Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Flickr feeds all at once as you post progress on your sewing stuff that I don’t give a crap about.”

I know, it’s totally gonna depress you that I decided to put all of my sewing projects in one central place where I can talk at length (or not) about them.  But, not to worry!  I will most likely still spam all of your feeds at once AND write a blog post about it too.  BONUS!!!

I’m pretty bad about starting several projects, or getting supplies to start several projects, right in the middle of a current project.  So, while in the middle of trying to finish the very last two blocks of the Skillbuilder BOM, I decided to set up this blog…  Because I saw a post where a talented sewing blogger I follow (sweetest person ever!) had a coupon code for getting some sewing labels printed.  And I have been thinking about getting sewing labels for a while.  But… I couldn’t order the sewing labels without a “store name”.  While this blog is certainly not a store, I did need a name.  And all the awesome names were taken.  Particularly “Red’s Threads”.  So, after some consultation with a group of punny friends (seriously… this group of people come up with the BEST puns ever), I decided on Red’s Needles & Threads.  Because I’m always using a needle of some sort (machine or hand sewing!) and I’m covered in threads.  Like, out-to-dinner or to-the-grocery-store covered in threads. All. The. Time.  So, the name fits. Also, you notice the sewing ADD issue that led to the blogs creation?  Yeah, my posts will probably be random like that.  Forewarned is, well… probably fore-annoyed in this case.

(I also just now realized I haven’t ordered the sewing labels yet.  I also like to use the ellipses… A lot…  Forewarned and all…)

I’ll be adding some posts in the next few weeks to highlight some of my past projects.  I’ve linked up pictures of them under the Completed Projects! page tab.

Do you like to sew? What are you working on?  

Do you have a blog?  I’d love it if you would leave a post sharing the link with me!