Sunday, September 14, 2014

Around the World Blog Hop

I have been asked to participate in this amazing journey around the world by Joan of  I had always thought of the world as big and remote. That was until I started to blog.  I now communicate on a regular basis with people all over this wonderful globe.  I have been exposed to new levels of generosity by basic strangers.  Strangers I now consider friends.  I have regular contact with people in many of these United States and Countries North, South, East and West. Here is an example of how small my world has become. I live in the NE US and we will be retiring to Florida next year.  I met a quilter while blog hopping who lives within walking distance of our new home.  Since meeting on line we have met in person for lunch and a guild meeting and a sew in . 

As a participant in this Blog Hop I have been requested to answer the following questions.

What am I working On

I am always working on several projects at a time.  My attention span is rather limited and I have a high need to accomplish things.  I love to draw the line through a completed project.

I think I took such a liking to quilting because there are so many steps in the process I can generally move on to the next step as I lose interest in the previous steps.   

Here are some photos of my current projects.

This is the center  of a baby quilt for a coworkers first granddaughter.   I picked up the pattern from a U TUBE video from Missouri Star Quilts

These are the first 3,  4 1/2 inch block letters

 from the latest sew a long from  New blocks are posted  on Sunday and Wednesday.

When I need a quick project or a to go project I generally switch to knitting.

I started making these wash clothes a little more than a week ago after seeing them on Beth's Blog

A Great Fall Gift for a friend

The thing all of these projects have in common is that I only know about them because I blog.

How does my work differ from others of this genre

Well I’m not very precise and I don’t care.  Mostly my corners match because I sew a lot but I don’t quilt for shows or judging.  I quilt to make things.  Early on in my quilting life I was asked to work on Charity quilts in my guild.  I shied away because I couldn’t match corners or sew with accurate ¼ inch seams.  The gal in charge of the program explained that a warm hug didn’t need accurate corners but it did need to be put together with love.  I guess I mostly sew that way, with love.

Why do I create

Cause I can. I’m lucky enough to have a stash to sew from and I do.  I see an idea and I run with it.  I know my quilts will find a home. I have no problem giving my quilts away if I think they are wanted and or needed or just liked a lot.  I have sold a few, generally to people who haven’t a clue and are gifting them.   I enjoy the challenge of some patterns but have no problem kicking a project to the curb if I’m not enjoying it.  Mostly its a great way for me to relax.

How does my creative process work.

Not very well most of the time.  The creative process needs time and I don’t give it the time it takes.  That being said…Next week I am participating in the Rush Hour blog hop and the piece I am presenting is a piece I actually designed and executed myself.   While I am extremely proud of it I don’t have any desire whatsoever to repeat the process.  Mostly I see and I copy in another color.  My big creative contribution is generally changing out the size of the parts. I would be so lost without the enlarge button on the copier.

Thanks  for stopping by and visiting  from all those various locations around the globe, please come again, anytime.


  1. Nice post Selina ...I think your work is wonderful!!!

  2. Great post Selina , so nice to read about you . You should have mentioned all you do for others :-)

  3. I always enjoy seeing what you're working on, and truly appreciate your "quilting with love" when you participate in the Hands2Help Challenge each year! Love learning more about your process, too! Hugs!

  4. I can totally relate to this post, especially the part about your creative process. It sounds so much like my own! I think your work is lovely!

  5. Thanks for sharing some insight into your creative process Selina. You are also a very giving and generous person with your craft.

  6. Oh I so agree with you about perfection and quilting. The best loved quilts just don't care. I also am no designer. I did for the Rush Hour hop, but have no intentions of doing it again! LOL. Aren't those knit and crocheted cloths just the best? Thanks for playing in this hop. :-)

  7. I love your attitude about perfection...I'm with you there! Great fun to read about you!

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