|My latest handquilting project approved by Mr. Wienie|
Hi -- my name is Beth and I am an old goat :) Other than being old as dirt, I'm also kind of a farmer....of goats (I have six of them, all with names), umpteen chickens, 1 pony named Clover, and a cantankerous llama named Dolly (Dolly Llama). That is outside.....I share my home with my 3 youngest children - 15 year old twin daughters and a 13 year old son. I have two older children - a 26 year old son who lives in Colorado and a 30 year old daughter who lives in NW PA. I have the most gorgeous 6 year old grandson and will have a brand new grandchild in July/August! I also have 5 dogs who live in the house with me and many of my blog posts relate to my adventures with them.....particularly my deaf boxer Casper.
I started sewing very young....my grandmother taught me in her little sewing room. I can still remember sitting beside her at her sewing machine in between lunch and the start of her soap opera. For many years afterward, I sewed lots of clothing and things and when I was 25, I decided to actually make a quilt. I've always, always loved quilts and fabrics. But like many things, I never brought myself to actually take the next step and make one. My first quilt was the world's heaviest quilt. I made it from a kit from Hearthside Quilts. It was a tumbling blocks quilt sewed to a foundation and then quilted. I hand quilted it in the ditch and it took forever to get it done. It really was a bear to handquilt through all of that fabric and batting! But the work was worth it because my mom still loves it! And uses it! Right now, I'm finishing up a quilt for her - a very, very happy quilt - one that hopefully will make her smile whenever she uses it. I still handquilt - partly because I could never get the hang of machine quilting and partly because handquilting is very relaxing for me.
And now for my first giveaway ever.......a name will be randomly chosen on February 1st for a package of 3 OneOldGoat soaps. Included will be a coffee soap, a shampoo bar, and a marigold bar. To enter leave a comment, for a second entry follow me and leave me a comment telling me so.