May 27, 2015

Finding the right words...

Hello there quilters and crafters!
After I took a little hiatus from writing on my blog, I have been constantly thinking about topics to write about and projects to show you all.  However, I keep talking myself out of them.  "I don't have the RIGHT tools to really show that topic well." "That project isn't perfect, so I don't know if I should show that on the blog." 
Sitting down to a blank screen can be very intimidating.  I don't want to say things wrong or be unclear.  I don't want to be too clich√© or corny or too impersonal either.  For some reason, finding the right words can be pretty difficult some days. 
Reading previous posts and over-analyzing myself (as I tend to do) I found that I was trying TOO hard to find the right words.  They were words that helped a person understand, but not words that were inviting or friendly, or personal to me.  They were text-book boring!
I strive so hard to do the best I can and I want to put my best foot forward with my blog. So, I've decided to change things up a bit.  I want to write as though I'm writing to a friend and show you all the real me, and the real sewing projects, imperfections and all!
This is me!  

I grew up in Northern Minnesota and now live in West Central Wisconsin with my boyfriend of 8 years and our 5 year old German Shepherd, Blitz.  He's my buddy!

Blitz is a pretty smart dog and even knows that he's not supposed to step on quilts that are laid out on the floor.  When my friends' lab comes to visit though, he doesn't quite know the quilt rules. 

I don't have any kids that keep me busy and running around, but I am definitely a workaholic! I have two full time seasonal jobs.  One for the summer, one for the winter.  I also help my boyfriend on a daily basis with the business that he owns.  Once all the real work and the housework is done, I get to carve out some time to sew and work on my own business.  It's a lot of work and a hectic life, but I love it! 

My boyfriend has been encouraging me to put more time in to my own business.  (He is honestly my best marketer!)  His encouragement is why I have resurrected the blog, updated, my website, and am now preparing to start selling fabric and quilting supplies this summer! 

Quilting and sewing are truly my passion. When I sit down at the sewing machine I just feel good!  I can push all the work stress aside and just focus on colors, patterns, and pretty prints!  I want to share that enjoyment with everyone and inspire them to get that same great feeling from sewing that I do!

I hope you enjoy the things that I create, and I hope that you will create some along with me! 


  1. Good luck with all your plans for the future! You sound busy, but if you can follow your passion then you're in a fortunate position.

  2. Thanks for the well wishes!

  3. Hi Katie! I found your blog via a comment you left on mine a few days ago... Okay, so it was two weeks ago; I've been really busy! I'm so glad I finally got the chance to look at your blog. I've enjoyed reading it so far and I'll add you to my reader list so I can blog stalk you (not is a creepy way though). :)

  4. Thanks Sarah! I certainly understand being really busy! I appreciate you taking the time to come by and comment though. I'll add you to my reader list as well. :)