Saturday, January 31, 2009

Bitten by the quilting bug...



Hello - and welcome to my blog!
In this blog I'm going to share some of my passions. Patchwork/quilting is one of them, but I also enjoy other crafts like; knitting, needlepoint, stitching, hardanger, cross-stitch etc. Other things I enjoy are working in the garden, do some cooking - or better say baking... Everything chocolate is to die for! :-) I'm veeeery new into blogging, so hopefully this is the first step to become better. Please be patient with me - I'm doing the best I can... :-)
You may wonder why I have named the blog "Grandma's Red Needle"? Both my grandmothers and my mom were into crafts. My mom's mom did beautiful stitchery and my dad's mom did stitchery too as well as cross-stitch, hardanger and crocheting. Sadly I have not inherited her talent for crocheting. My mom did a lot of things; knitting; beautiful knitted tablecloths (knitted sweaters, mittens, socks etc), sewing clothes, counted cross-stitch, needlepoint, hardanger and she was also into tatting, but I think she gave it up... What I know about tatting is how fun it was to play with the shuttle when I was a little girl! I remember my bessa always said to my mom; "the needle gets red when she's sewing!" Thanks to these three women - I have inherited the love of crafts.
It all started one rainy and very windy day 4 years ago. A cyclone swept over the island so there was no chance to venture out. I was kind of bored and decided to have a peek into some quilting books and magazines I already had... That was the beginning to my quilting craze! I had never done any quilting or patchwork earlier, but I knew I'd like it.

6 comments:

Margaret wong said...

Congrats, Astrid, This blog looks great and I'd love to continue following up on your craft adventures here!

***Jon**** said...

Hi Astrid,
Welcome to the world of crafty bloggers. I am not a quilter but I am continuously amazed by the way the pieces are put together to produce such beautiful pieces.

ShannyK-L said...

Congrats Astrid on your very own blog! Yes, once bitten by the bug its hard to stop eh? hehehehe..

Ratna said...

Hi Astrid,

You will enjoy quilting once you get a hang of it. I'm hooked into quiltig with my first bag.

Elena said...

Hi again, dear Astrid! I'm glad to see you here, in blogging sphere. I'm sure you'll like it here!

Astrid said...

Thanks to all of you for welcoming me to the blogosphere!