Thank you Delilah for inviting me into your home.
I would love to tell you about something I do to relax that I just love. I’m a very domestic person. Gardening by the age of five. My father taught me how to make pepper steak at ten. I worked on farms, literally. I slaughtered chickens, hogs etc.
I picked up a love for fabric sewing with my mother. Unbelievably, my hubby gave me a sewing machine as a wedding present. A used “White” for those that sew. I knew I had the right man. Then after our first child was born, I started making baby clothes and pillows and then… the crib blanket.
Any one having a baby I started picking out fabric squares. I wish I’d taken more pictures through the years, but I did it for fun. Then a gentleman I worked with complained he couldn’t find a heavy blanket like the one’s his mother used when he was a boy. He asked if I could make one and I fell in love all over again.
Only pictures of the recent one’s are on the computer. The other’s are in photo albums.
The one with the baby is my daughter and hubby. She’s eighteen now.
The purple quilt I made for my youngest’s purple and green party. Kids wore purple, teenage helpers wore green.
Now my latest project will be to make the cover of my fantasy book into a quilt and give it away during my release for book II in a month or so.
Now you know the country girl in me.
Thank you for allowing me to share a bit of what I do other than write, with your readers.
Wow! They are so beautiful Cora. I also have been doing quilts as taught to me by my grandma and even my mom. At the time I didn’t like doing them because I wanted to do more of the boy stuff and hated anything to do with woman’s work as grandma called it. Now I know it was just me being a butch. LOL. Then after mom died in 2005 we found a quilt she was doing for my oldest niece. One of my sisters and I thought it would be a great way to keep the memory of mom at Christmas. The quilt was a big hit and every year since then we have done at least 2 quilts for Christmas for the nieces and nephews. We do them all by hand stitching. I also love to garden and spend time working the soil up n pulling the weeds. When I get time I even love to write lesbian erotic stories, also got a kids book in the works. Now I will also add your name as an author to read.
I love the quilts and wish I could make them. Instead I hand sewed dresses for the daughter when she was little (and couldn’t complain about wearing them) and I made knitted toys (most of my own designed ones) for all five kids.
Nowadays I tend to make picture blankets from crocheted squares or amiguri toys for the now grown up children who still like them 😀
I also grew up “country” – didn’t like the hog butchering. My Grandmother & I used to quilt together. Those quilts are some of my treasures. It’s nice to know some of the background for writers, makes reading your stories seem more personal.
I am not that crafty in making quilts. I have one from about 20 years ago that was given to me from a family friend. I love that blanket. My mom makes baby quilts by hand and sells them at bazzars. I bought one from her saying it was for a friend who was having a little one….just so I could have a soft lap blanket while I was sitting at the computer or even on the couch.
The Blue one is pretty.
Aren’t the fabric arts wonderful? Love them. I learned from my grandmothers. Still do it. Wonderful quilts you showed. Look forward to your books too. Now that is a talent I do not share. Thank you for sharing this with us.