A while back I asked my husband Shane to write a post about what ever he wanted, so long as it was related to my quilting or blog. Here is what he sent me, with no editing from me. In fact, I promised not to read it until it is posted so here it is. I didn't promise not to add pictures though! hehehehe
As many of you who follow my wife’s blog know, she has turned a hobby into a lifelong love. Cara has been into quilting for many years, but the level she has now reached borders more along the lines of quilters insanity, lol. I often see her light up in ways that I never knew she could, when she gets a glimpse of a new fabric line or finds out she has new followers on her blog or on Twitter, which I must say makes me laugh when I hear her give a little giggle like and excited teenage girl who just got a smile form the Captain of the football team…yeah, you girls know that giggle as I’m sure many of you get that as well.
The level of creativity Cara has shown is something that I never knew she had within her until her love of quilting progressed into the form it is today of barely being on this side of the sane/insane line. I must say that hearing her get mad at her machine sounds a bit like me when I get mad at the referee for making a bad call against my Alabama Crimson Tide, and knowing how much passion she has gives me a feeling of happiness knowing she has something in her life that she is so damn good at and loves so much. I have been caught of guard more than one time due to her dropping a conversation in mid sentence and whipping out her idea book and penning a new idea that has hit her like a ton of bricks while we were driving down the road chatting.
Another great thing that has come out of Cara’s obsession is the amount of connections and friendships she has been making. For such a shy lady it can be hard to make new friends easily, but you’d never know Cara is the least bit shy when the topic of quilting or fabrics comes up in any form. In many ways it has brought new understanding between Cara and Little Bit, our challenging yet amazing 7 year old girl, who is always wanting to help Cara on her projects. Many times Little Bit has opened up to Cara about things when helping separate fabric for a new quilting project.The strengthening of Cara and Little Bit’s relationship due to having something that helps Little Bit's learn new things and have an open venue to talk to her Mommy openly and candidly is such a great thing and gives me some added peace of mind knowing we have other avenues to use to help her.
I am so very proud of Cara and what she has and will accomplish through her love of this amazing skill, and I look forward to many more years of seeing new projects and having to drop what I’m doing to hold them up for her to get a pic of because she is so excited to get the pic posted and share her new project with everyone she knows and has come in contact with through the crazy world of quilting. I am so very happy that she has something in her life that she loves and enjoys as much as she does quilting and everything involved with it. It doesn’t hurt that there’s always a nice new quilt to wrap up in while gaming or watching sports or a movie during the long cold Canadian winter either.
Now if you will allow me, I have a question to pose to all you brilliant and wonderful folks involved in the quilting world. Could ya’ll please find a way to make a silencer for those machines? LOL. I hope you all enjoyed my post and keep checking Cara’s blog as you never know when I might have to throw on a new apron and lay down some poses to help my beautiful wife get some good pics and hopefully some laughs as well. Take care, and as always GO BAMA, ROLL TIDE!!!