Amy of Camp Lejeune, NC
This is my artsy look - handmade shirt and black framed glasses. Haha!
Occupation: I am a retired school teacher (does 5 yrs count?), stay at home mother, home manager, nose wiper, food maker, fabric obsess-er, bathroom and kitchen cleaner, launderer, blogger etc. You know, the usual.
Significant Other/Kids/Pets: I am married to mr.louwho and have 3 adorably busy kids. sisterlouwho 6, brotherlouwho 4, and babylouwho - who is not quite 2.
# Years Quilting: This is a hard one to answer. I've been sewing my whole life, under my mother's tutelage. We made a quilt together when I was in high school, a really long time ago. I have been actively sewing and quilting again for the last 6 years, when I was expecting my first baby. Part of the nesting instinct, I think.
How you learned to quilt: My mom taught me a ton and I learn a lot now from tutorials online and sewing with friends. I've also learned a lot by participating in online quilting bees. I've been asked to make blocks and do things that normally would have intimidated me!
Favorite Completed Project Description: This is a hard question. I have many...
One of my favorites is the quilt and pillow I made for babylouwho.
I used Amy Butler's LOVE line and I still smile every time I tuck her in. So pretty.
Quilting workstation setup: I usually do the actual quilting with my sewing machine on the dining room table.
Machine(s) you sew on: I have a Bernina 1008, that I am 'borrowing' from my mom. I also have a White serger that I got in a swap for a bag I made! (best swap EVER.)
Your favorite notion/tool in your sewing room: I love my rotary cutter, mats and rulers. Really, cutting is my least favorite part of the process, but these tools make it SO much easier.
I love to motivate people who are intimidated by sewing to just try it. I love to motivate people to finish projects too. These are two of my biggest struggles - trying new things and then finishing them! I started a linky part a few years ago to help me get over my fears and to finish things! It's called Sew & Tell and we have it most Fridays! In fact, come over today and share a recent finish with us!
If you'd like to keep up with Amy and all that she's up to visit her blog AmyLouWho, flickr photostream (amylouwho), twitter (amy_louwho). Have a great weekend! Pin It