Where I’m from–an anecdote

While I can publish posts easily, setting up my blogsite is not intuitive.  It is frustrating, but Rome was not built in a day and neither will this website be.

That aside, I lived in the Washington, D.C., area until age 10 and then in the Orlando/Winter Park area until age 21.  Then I was a Yooper (resident of Upper Michigan for the uninitiated) for two years before settling in the Duluth, Minnesota, area for the next 36 years.  I have now lived in NWArkansas for eight years.  I have told you all that so I can tell you this.  We recently bundled our phone and now have call waiting for the first time (ever).  I know, I know.  I left my husband a message one day because he didn’t know how to use call waiting, but it never showed up on our phone.  It did, however, show up on the computer and when I retrieved it, I was quite dismayed.  I had no idea that I still sound like the Sheriff in Fargo.   When I related this to my daughter, she just guffawed.  Fine.  Just remember, dd–revenge is a dish best served cold, very cold.

About bycandyp.com

Hi—I’m Candy P. I live in beautiful Northwest Arkansas and write this blog about quilting. I love the entire process of quilting from design to piecing and appliqué, to free-motion quilting on my Janome. I have been sewing since I was five and started quilting in 1991 with a group in NE Minnesota. We used cardboard templates and scissors and did everything by hand. I have since made traditional quilts, donation quilts and Quilts of Valor; I’ve done paper piecing and foundation quilting but now really enjoy improvisational piecing using scraps from my stash or my hand dyed fabrics as well as making art quilts. I am also currently trying to finish any and all unfinished projects. I am so far behind I can never die. I have always been a maker, a sewist and needleworker, running the gamut from hand embroidery to macramé, knitting, crocheting, crafts, book binding and mixed media projects. I have taught a lot of classes including fabric painting, origami, and calligraphy, Dancercise (who remembers that) and my own exercise classes. When I’m not in the garage dyeing fabric or in my studio, I’m at Zumba or walking on local trails and photographing art or whatever catches my eye. I currently belong to Crystal Bridges, AQS, The Quilt Show, NWA Modern Quilt Guild and the Van Go-Go Girls (a local art quilt group). I occasionally make it to the piano and the golf course and enjoy cooking with my husband and generally wreaking some kind of havoc with my daughter. You can read my previous blog at Kandykwilts.blogspot.com and here (previously icandyet.com) but you cannot read my blog as northwind at The Quilt Show, apparently lost forever. I write about my current projects, mistakes and all, and often tell you what products I use (with no compensation). I am open to suggestions about blog posts and will be happy to answer any questions you may have about my projects or posts. Comment or email me.

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