Monday, March 18, 2013

The Name Game: Needled Mom

This week, Mary is here from Needled Mom. She lives in southern California and once in a while, especially when Mark and I are spending a week at the coast of central California, we talk about how we should get together for a quilting weekend. At the very least, we should get together and meet each other! 
Mary, how did you choose the name for your blog?
Okay....let's see.  How did I choose a name for my blog?  I didn't even know what blogging was six years ago when a friend of mine mentioned her blog and told me I should start one so that we could "keep up with each other".  She lives in Maine and called herself "Midlife Mom".   We joked about me calling myself "Needled Mom" since I loved to sew and had worked my career as a nurse - think shots here!!!  Anyway, it stuck and she helped me start my blog.  Talk about clueless!  I had to learn all of those cute little phrases such as HSTs, FQ, SIL, LOL, etc., etc., etc., but what a wonderful experience it has been.  I have met some of the most talented, friendly and helpful people through blogging and been inspired beyond my wildest dreams. 
 Now that you are known by Needled Mom, are you happy with it, or do you wish you could change it to something else?

I can't imagine changing my name now that I am known by it, but maybe I should be "Needled Grandma" since we have 26 grandchildren.   Seriously, I am happy with what I am as it IS what I am - a mom and a lover of anything that has to do with needles.
 My mother started my love of sewing when I was about 4 years old.  I was hyperactive and loved machines.  She sat me in front of her sewing machine and let me play.  I made a skirt all by myself when I was five and have not stopped sewing since.  I made all of my own clothing, including my wedding gown and bridesmaids dresses and then discovered quilting.   While I spend more time quilting now, I still love sewing clothing for the grandchildren. 

Easter is just around the corner. Isn't this one of the most amazing things you have ever seen?

Thanks for playing along this week, Mary. We must get together sometime soon. 
I hope everyone will stop by and say hi to Mary at Needled Mom.

Coming up:
3/25, Andrea from Millions of Thoughts
4/1, Fiona from Celtic Thistle Stitches
4/8, Elizabeth from Occasional Piece-Quilt


  1. OMG that egg is gorgeous. I need one for my house.

  2. Thanks so much, Cindy. It was an honor to be featured on your wonderful blog. One of these days we ARE going to finally meet up.

  3. It was wonderful to get to know Mary a little better! I did not know she was grandmother to 26!

  4. Ha, no more excuses not to meet now you've told us all you will :oD

  5. Mary is such a sweet blog friend! How fun to learn more about her! I love the projects she is showing here. I've always loved the frog quilt but never made one.......I think I have the pattern somewhere. I love Mary's taste in fabric and patterns. The pictures of her grandchildren always make me smile :-D

  6. Yes, meet up here on the Central Coast, where I live, and let me be a fly on the wall!
    Better yet, let's have a quilt retreat here!

  7. Hi Mary! So nice to meet you, that quilt up top is incredible! And 26 grand kids?! Wow!

  8. Thanks for introducing us to Mary and letting us learn a little more about her. Wow! 26 grandchildren! And Mary not only quilts but sews for the little angels! How fun.

  9. Very cool. Okay, I see I'm up on the 8th. I'll try to get my act together by then.

    Nice post!



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