Thursday, June 22, 2006

Why Sunshower Quilts?

I just recently found a great quilting blog that I love call Sunshine Quilts. When I saw the name I thought to myself "Oh no people are going to think that I copied her name!" She's been blogging a lot longer than I have and is much more well known than I am. So, I thought that I would explain how I came about taking Sunshower Quilts to be the name of my blog.

I had a business from 1998 - 2005 where I made my own soaps and creams and bath products and it was called Sunshower Soaps. You can see the picture of one of my signs on the left. I loved doing the business and I loved the name that I picked. Sunshowers are my favourite type of weather system. You know, when you're outside and it's sunny and raining at the same time. Anyways, when it came time to name my blog Sunshower Quilts just seemed to be a natural choice since I already ahd a association with it. Does that explain things a little bit more?

As for what I am doing that is quilty lately. . .I have been working on the Smiles for Children Project and making embroidery paper dolls. It has been a great thing to do with all this hot weather we've been having. I've also been working on hand quilting on my frame and working on hand appliquing a celtic table runner. Here is a close up of a block that I am hand quilting right now in the sampler that I am working on. I hope that you can see the quilting that I am doing in the picture. What do you think? It is a little bit differnet but I think that it is turning out well.

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1 comment:

JudyL said...

Hey, don't worry about the name thing. There's plenty of sunshine for all of us! :)

I used to make soaps too. I was just this morning thinking how much I missed having my soaps around.

Judy L.