Saturday, October 22, 2011

A new adventure

My friend Mary suggested that this would be a good place to talk about my favorite activity, designing and making quilts. Well, okay, it's just about my only activity outside of reading...

I've been doing it for quite a while. Way back in the early 1960s, my husband's employer sent him from Michigan to Oklahoma City to learn about some new electronic gear. We were supposed to be there for about 3 months. We loaded up our baby boy and as much stuff as we could cram into our Volkswagen Beetle, and drove south. Once we got there, my spouse was in school all day. I didn't know anybody there, of course, and a baby isn't much of a conversationalist. Boredom struck. I decided a hobby would be nice. I went to a dime store (I'm guessing that very few people reading this will know what that is) and looked at the needlework books. My eye landed on some quilting pattern books. How hard could that be? I bought a couple and took them to the apartment to study.

More tomorrow....


  1. Oh my gosh! I know what a dime store is! I can just see your little family loaded in a Beetle and I can't wait to hear more of this story.

  2. 5 & dime stores are a blast. There is a great one in downtown Branson we still visit. I learned to quilt in Tulsa, 10 years ago. Mostly self taught, also.

  3. I didn't realize there were still 5 & dimes in existence. I loved those stores when I was a kid, too.