Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Welcome Neighbor

Hello Everyone,

Marlene, over at Stitching by the Lake, has been getting to know her neighbors every Wednesday for the last month or so. It's fun getting to see new blogs. And today is my day. Thank you Marlene.

So here is a bit about myself.

I am a homeschooling Mommy of 4. My kids are 18, 14, 8 and 10months. Yes, a bit age gap there. Almost like starting over ;) LOL. We live on 6 acres in the mnts of California.

I started quilting 19 yrs ago, when I was pregnant with my first child. I knew that he was going to need a warm quilt, and I couldn't wait to try my hand at it. I still have that quilt, and laugh when I see all the mistakes I made. But it was loved, and kept my son warm. I have grown a lot since then. But really took off 5 yrs ago when I met up with a group of Ladies on a quilting forum. Jess then started her own forum, and I've been a member ever since. My home on the internet,  The Quilt and Needle.

Because of Jess, her lovely mom Connie, and all the other wonderful gals. I have really grown and spread my wings.I started out testing patterns for both Jess and Connie (and still do for Jess) , and have been making my own tutorials for a few years now. You'll find them at the top of the screen, under my picture. I also have done tutorials on Sew we Quilt, you'll find a list of them on the upper left side column. My most popular tutorial is how to make a Lone Star block/quilt and it's companion, how to do set-in seams. Thank you so much to all the Pinterest users out there, who have my tutes pinned!!

And soon, once my little one isn't quite so needy, I am finally going to start marketing my own patterns. I love designing quilted items and bags.

Well thats enough about me. Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you enjoy reading my posts and the tutorials. I have had a more quiet year, this past year, but soon I'll get back into more sewing/blogging. And thanks again Marlene, this is fun!

Have a great day!

 post signature


  1. So nice to read more about you. Welcome to the neighborhood. Which mountains do you live in? North or South?

  2. Welcome to the neighborhood - Sit N Sews are so much fun - enjoy your journey.

  3. Nice to meet you, Dorian. Love the sunset photo in your header! Glad to get a little peek into your neighborhood.

  4. How delightful! How far north do you live in CA? I grew up in the SF Bay Area and have friends and family up north. I'll be checking out your tutorials as I love to get new tips on how to do all things quilting. Stopping by through Marlene's visiting list.
    Happy stitching!

  5. I do not know whether it's just me or if perhaps everyone else encountering issues with your blog. It seems like some of the written text in your posts are running off the screen. Can somebody else please comment and let me know if this is happening to them too? This might be a issue with my internet browser because I've had this happen before.

    Many thanks

    My blog; best payday loans

  6. Hello there!! I came over from Marlene's blog. You are very talented!

  7. Nice to know a little more about you.
    Greetings from Spain

  8. Dorian I don't think I realized you were home schooling AND have a baby in the world do you do it all? I'm in awe! Blessings, Marlene

  9. Very nice to meet you. I have enjoyed my visit!

  10. Hello, neighbor! You sound like one very busy quilter. I enjoyed getting to know you.


Your comments make my day :)


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...