Friday, January 18, 2013

Hello!

Hello and Welcome! I appreciate you stopping by and hope you will come back to visit. My name is Debbi and I live just outside the small town of Arcanum, Ohio. Please don't feel too bad if you have never heard of it! (We are west and slightly north of Dayton.)

Why did I start to blog? Several reasons! I see all the nice blogs out there with great hints and tips on crafting and quilting that I wanted to join in the fun! Plus, blogging is a way to keep track of what I have accomplished recently.  I may not have many of my own tips and hints, but I can direct you to ones that I have found!  Here is my current project: a variation of the Sugar & Spice quilt by Lyn Brown featured in Quilt It - Today magazine. I have finished 7 of the 12 blocks; I should finish the top this weekend.


I also believe that we should always be trying something new, so blogging is my adventure into doing something new - deliberately and (I hope) thoughtfully. I try NOT to vent about my job, (I teach middle school math), my husband (of almost 30 years), or my sons, (almost 20 & 21, one at home again and one away at school), but I have to admit it - sometimes venting just happens! Plus, since one of my medications (I was diagnosed with Parkinson's last year) has a side effect of causing obsessive/compulsive behavior, I think I am completely justified in acting on my current quilting, crafting, and sewing obsessions! Why not blog about it all?

I won't scare you away with pictures of the family yet - lol- so let me introduce my cats - Zorro and Hoshi! They, of course, believe they own this house and the humans are just "staff."
















Thanks for stopping! Hope to see you again soon!

17 comments:

  1. Hello Deb - another empty nester here come your way through Vicki's blog party. I don't quilt myself, though I love admiring other folks' creations, there are so many gifted craftspeople out there. Love your cats, by the way -must upload the new pics of my Alfie.

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  2. Sometimes venting just has to happen! Quilting is my obsession as is fabric and I cant blame it on my medications. My yorkies think this is their home and we are the pets.

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  3. I am a collector of fabrics. I have a few vintage in my collection, not many. Lots of clearance yardage...I am not sure why? I have made only a couple quilts. Some tops that are not yet quilted. But paper, that is more my style.

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  4. I too an empty nester. And do quilting, also. Plus crocheting, machine embroidery, and anything else I can attempt. Enjoying reading your blog.

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    1. Thanks for your nice comment. I tried to send you a private response, but the email did not go through. Crochet is the one craft that I've never been very good at. I think I am jealous of you! :-)

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  5. Hello from a fellow crafter, empty nester and cat fan. I don't quilt myself, but love to browse the quilting blogs because I consider quilting an art. You have a new follower! Please consider visiting me at CraftyCat.
    Cathy

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  6. Another empty nester here... Are you joining the blog party. Missed your note about it. Anyway your name interested me so here I am visiting. Stop by and see me. My crafting helps those times I most miss the kids. Jan

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  7. I live IN Dayton - Texas that is. There sure seems to be a lot of us empty nesters. lol
    You have some beautiful quilts here. I will be back to read about them more. Enjoy the party!

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  8. Hello newbie blogger!

    I have a relative that under DBS for Parkinson's and is doing quite well. He is going in for the second half of the procedure next month.

    Popped in from from the Grow Your Blog hop.

    Give me a visit some time ~
    thriftshopcommando.blogspot.com

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  9. Maybe we should start an empty nester blog hop? I've only been blogging since Sept 2012 and have enjoyed making new friends. Look forward to getting to know you.

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  10. Hello Deb I love your cats. I am an empty nester too dealing with Fibromyalgia and farming. Take care. Life is good if you blog:) B

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  11. You have a very lovely blog. I'm a new follower and a 'Grow Your Blog' participant. Have fun at the party!

    Evalina, This and that...

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  12. Nice to find your blog... I know EXACTLY what you mean about not wanting to vent about work: I am a Middle School Science teacher!!
    Cute quilt you are making.
    Have fun blogging! I go back and forth with it and am in the wanting to blog mode lately so it is fun to see/"meet" other people who are getting their blogs started!

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  13. Hello Deb - I am here from 2 Bags Full.

    I am also an empty nester and most of the time that is good. I will be a grandma soon and so comes another stage of my life.

    I collect fabric and like to dream about being a quilter. Maybe this will be the year I actually finish a quilt. I do have a few WIP from years ago.

    Your photos certainly make me feel like getting started again!!!

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    1. Hi Susan - Thanks for stopping by; I hope you come back again sometime! I haven't made it through the entire bloggers list yet but I am working on it!

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  14. Hi Deb, I have been enjoying your blog. I nominated you for a Liebster Award, you can check out the info on my blog! Have a great day

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