I started sewing in college in the 1980's. My mom sewed a lot of our clothes when we were little, but I wasn't interested in learning then, so I had to do most of my learning from reading clothing and stuffed animal patterns. I took my first quilting class sometime around 1990, so I guess I've been quilting for about 25 years now. But I started out as a sporadic quilter and just became really serious about it around 10 years ago. Now I try to do some sewing or quilting every day. I love all kinds of quilts and also like to make bags and other things.
Why "dizzy dog quilting"? Well, the short answer is that I think the name is cool. When I finally got internet at home a couple of years ago, my wireless router came with the default network name of "dizzy dog". I liked the name so have kept it for my network name and am adopting it for my blog name. What a geek, huh?
On the personal side, I live alone in the mountains outside of Boulder, Colorado, with my dog, Lance:
My plan is to try to post a new blog entry about once a week, showing everything I've worked on during the week. If I have more to share, I'll post more often, but I don't usually accomplish enough to make that worthwhile. I tend to jump around a lot, so there'll generally be little bits of progress on multiple projects. I'll try to remember to take pictures and explain how I do things along the way. I'll also tell you about shows I attend and classes I take. I just got back from Houston, so I'll share some of my adventures there in upcoming posts. I'll also make my blog prettier as I learn more about the features of blogspot.
I'd love to hear from you, so please feel free to comment on this post and tell me a little bit about yourself. And always feel free to ask questions or give me advice about better ways to do things. I always love to share and to learn different techniques!