I was tagged by Amanda at Material Girl Quilts to take a turn on the Around the World Blog Hop. Although I have never met Amanda is person, I consider her a friend as she has been kind, supportive and encouraging to me since I started my quilting and blogging journey. She is also a talented quilter, so be sure to drop by her blog and say hello.
On to the questions:
#1 - Where do I live? I live on the west coast of Florida on the border between Sarasota and Bradenton. The hot summers can be unbearable, but the warm winters make up for it and the beaches are beautiful. I don't get down there nearly enough!!
#2 - What am I working on now? I have several quilts in the process of being pieced and too many that have completed tops and need to be quilted. I have to admit that my free motion quilting skills are not yet where I would like them to be and that is making me hesitate to quilt them. Which makes no sense because I am only going to improve if I practice.
#4 - Why do I create what I do? It is a difficult question to answer because I create simply because I must for my own joy (and sanity). I have always been creative and am definitely happiest when working with fabric and thread. Quilting is my current passion, but I also make bags, pillows, and occasionally still make garments.
#5 - How does my creative process work? For me, it usually begins with the fabric, whether just one fabulous print or an entire collection. I rarely have the entire project planned out in advance, just a general idea and a pile of fabric. I begin small and play with the fabric and watch it grow. Yes, I make mistakes and sometimes things don't work out the way I envisioned, but that is part of the process. I have had to teach myself that not only is it okay to fail, but it is an essential part of the learning process.
I am tagging my online and real life friend, Sarah of Stitching and Bacon. She has a great sense of color and style and makes the coolest quilts! She also has a great sense of humor that comes through in her blog posts and I always enjoy reading about what she has been up to.