Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Halloween quilt

This time it worked (uploading a picture)! I thought for Halloween I'd show off one of my quilt projects. This is my first experience with paper piecing.

I have always loved the idea of quilting, but never got very far. Now that I've been retired for two-and-a-half years (!!) I decided to give it some attention.

One thing I am learning is that making quilts is a long, time consuming process, requiring plenty of patience. Oh my - I never have been very good at patience!!

First post

Oh, Hi. It's Liz. You know - Liz in Kansas. This is my first post and, not surprisingly, I'm at a loss for words! So I guess I'll just tell you why I decided to start a blog. I'm a crafter, sewer, and doll maker and I like to share pictures of my work with friends and family. Only sometimes I forget! Or the pictures don't turn out as well on someone else's e-mail. So I will try it this way - I'll post pictures and explanations once - and anybody who's interested can come here and see what I've been up to.

A few thoughts on blogging before we get started. I find it quite frustrating to visit a favorite blog site and find nothing new has been posted for more than a month. Arrgh! So I pledge to really, really try to post at least once a week.

Also, I personally find long blogs with no pictures boring. Short attention span! And this one is all about pictures anyway. I hope to improve my picture taking skills as well, so stay tuned.

This blog is about what I do creatively. Of course, my personal life will creep in occasionally, but if you want to know how my family is doing or what the weather is like in Kansas, use my personal e-mail. If those things are any of your business, you know the e-mail address. (Oh my, that sounded - well, rude - didn't it? You'll survive.)

OK, now I need to figure out how to post a picture.

Some time later . . .

Well, that's not going well. I'll have to get back to you.