Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Welcome to the Neighborhood


 I want to thank Marlene of Stitchin By The Lake for putting this lovely idea together - visiting bloggers in the Neighborhood - please be sure to pop by and give her some love as well as see who else is in the NeighborHood for the week.  YES, I do live on Quilt Lane and welcome to the Brick House On The Hill.  You can read more about that  HERE - yes, my header is a painting done by a local artisist of our family farm on the hill.


It all started with cross stitching for many years, the cost of wood framing made me think outside the box and start to fabric frame my pieces instead.  Of course that has evolved into quilting those pieces as well now.


I started quilting in 2009 as part of a physical therapy  - recovering from a serious car accident.  An old machine set up to the dining table with a mini table at the side for my iron - another on the other side for rotary and mat - I could roll my wheelchair right up and play.  Beginning with scraps of fabric given me - scrap quilting is still my favorite.


I discovered  blogs and web sites and on-line fabric stores and U-Tube and tutorials and challenges and Quilt Alongs and block alongs - well, you all know what I am talking about.  I found paperpiecing in these ventures and this is my first project - yeah, I go full steam ahead with things, but I learned so much from this piece.




Due to my heritage, I love the vintage quilts, blocks, and their history - but also like playing with modern and bright, too.  You need to experience it all and not limit yourself.


And thru blogs I have found wonderful quilters who are so willing to give of their talents to so many charities.  People in need, disasters, those with illness, just wrapping someone in a hug of love.  Whether it is a quilt, or donating a block, or pillowcases, or even some yardage of fabric and supplies, it astounds me how quickly everyone not only participates, but helps to spread the word.


And I have found a deep love of miniatures and am enjoying the Monthly Doll Swap group - I have a tutorial for my little dolls HERE - that is something I have to learn with blogger - setting up  a tutorial page as I do have a few thru the yearsYes, even learning the ins and outs of blogger was new, exciting and always a process!

Remember to stretch your wings, new directions can lead you to wonderous adventures.  Thank you for stopping by,

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

25 comments:

  1. So interesting to hear about all that you do, and to read your older post about the farm. I would love to come and visit.

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  2. Great post Sharon. I'd love to come and visit Quilt Lane. Perhaps one day I just might!

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  3. Good morning, Sharon. What a wonderful post...it has been great to learn more about you and see all your lovely projects. It is astounding how much you have accomplished since you started quilting in 2009. You are indeed a multi-talented quilter...by my books, there isn't anything you can't do! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Lovely to hear about you and so glad that you blog - I have often wondered about the background to your site. You share so much with others- thanks for being a bloggy mate!!

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  5. SHaron, Thanks for sharing more about yourself during this blog hop. I am always amazed at the differences yet similarities between sister quilters. ANd you only started quilting in 2009?!!! What talents you have.

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  6. I agree, scrap quilts are the best! Thanks for sharing your lovely quilts.

    Visiting from Marlene's Stitchin' by the Lake Blog.

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  7. Hi Sharon, Thanks so much for sharing about your heritage home and that wonderful blog masthead. I've often wondered about it. I once lived in an 1823 historic home along the Susquehanna River, and still love and miss the old New York architecture, especially the cobblestone houses. Hard to believe you've only been quilting for a few years, your work is phenomenal!

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  8. So interesting. By looking at your work I thought you had been at this for many more years

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  9. This was a wonderful post Sharon. You have embraced quilting and taken it to a higher level. I, too, thought you have been quilting forever! I'd like to live in your neighborhood on Quilt Lane....perfect.

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  10. Hello! Just dropping in from Stichin by the Lake. I started out with cross stitching too. In fact, my blog name was inspired by both quilting and cross stitch.
    I can't believe you live on Quilt Lane. Perfect!

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  11. This is a lovely snippet of you Sharon...can talk about that pp. wow...and that was your first? All of your pass successes makes you a valuable asset to our wee family.

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  12. I meant past not pass...my ipad .likes to re write my post...

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  13. What a lovely visit Sharon! I feel as if I have been to tea and enjoyed a comfortable chat :*) It is fun to see how other's love for quilting has evolved. And I so heartily agree with you that we "need to experience it all and not limit" ourselves! I have been enjoying dabbling in the modern a little bit too. But I am absolutely in love with your paper-pieced Birds! Wow!!! Thanks for being part of the blogging world that has helped me so much too & thanks for sharing with us today :*)

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  14. Always a pleasure to stop by for a visit , you have such a vast talent with your quilting and I enjoy seeing what you do .thanks for sharing a little about your quilting history .

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  15. I always love your quilts, Sharon, but only since 09? Wow! I thought for sure you were making them more years than that. You are a fast learner.
    Love the birds! Do you remember where you got the patterns. I'd love to make some like yours. (My first paper piecing was birds from the "Backyard Birds" book, but those patterns are not as nice as yours. Thanks for sharing with us.
    Hugs

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  16. You've come a long ways, Sharon - scrap quilts rule! I didn't realize (or I forgot) that your banner picture is a real place... your real place! It makes me want to visit and just wander around all those buildings.

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  17. Sharon....loved the post. I can't believe you only started quilting in 2009....wow.

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  18. What a heartwarming story! I love all of your quilts--you have indeed embraced lots of styles. I'm a former cross-stitcher and now my older daughter has taken my cross-stitch UFOs to finish for me. Someday maybe we'll collaborate on a quilt incorporating her needlework with my quilting.
    Visiting through Marlene's neighborhood visiting links.
    Happy stitching!
    Liz

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  19. Awww, great post Sharon!! I do so love your work!

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  20. I love your projects and it`s great meet you!

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  21. What a wonderful quilt journey you have been on! Thanks for a great post, neighbor.

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  22. Sharon I had no idea you began quilting that way! And you are so talented I would have thought you'd been quilting for many, many years. Wow! I'm glad you've recovered enough to keep quilting and I'm jealous of your address! Blessings, Marlene

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  23. Thank you for a wonderful post. I have enjoyed getting to know you better. It is nice to learn so many different ways to quilt. YOU sure have helped a lot of people with your donations. Keep up the good job!!

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  24. Amazing that your quilting adventure began that way. My goodness. Quilting really does bring joy, healing, friendships and bundles of happiness to all. I also glad quilting and blogging brought us together.

    Hugs!

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  25. I didn't realize that you started quilting around the same time that I did. Interesting. I too love your 1st paper piece project. One day, hopefully soon, we'll actually get to meet in person.

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