TN&TN collective member.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Feature Friday: Marjorie Henwood of Marjorie's Busy Corner

Hi folks, my name is Marjorie Henwood from New Brunswick, Canada. If you haven't visited my blog, it is Marjorie's Busy Corner.  (Click to link)

I am a hand quilter and have been doing this for just over 25 years now.  I love hand quilting and just can't get enough of it.  It all started when I wanted an old comforter fixed...didn't want to throw it out!  So my dear mother-in-law said she would cover it and add some quilting for me.  It was a much bigger job than she expected, so she showed me how to quilt so I could help with it.  I never looked back.  Before that day I couldn't do anything except sew a button on.  lol

In the past year, the biggest accomplishments for me have been learning new things from my bogger friends.  I am dead serious.  I am learning to FMQ, learning new techniques, and discovering my machines much more.  I am finally becoming relaxed with these things.  It is difficult to leave the old school ways you know... lol.

What I would like to do in the future is more FMQ.  It may not seem like much to some of you who do it, but for me it would be such an accomplishment.  I never want to leave hand quilting.  It relaxes me and that is what people come to me for.  I have been making and selling quilts for a number of years now.  I do quite a bit of commissioned work.  It keeps the brain going to keep learning and I have lots to learn yet.

My biggest dream is for my family of husband, 3 grown sons, and 4 grandsons, 1 granddaughter and spouses (wow..that is big) to have a long healthy life. I look so forward to watching those little ones grow up. They range from 5 years to 14 now.  They always amaze me!!

As far as me: I love to garden, work with my winters hardwood, mow lawns, plough snow.  Sounds country, doesn't it??  Well, it is!!!!  lol  I live beside the world famous Hopewell Rocks Park in southeastern New Brunswick.  It is one of the most beautiful places one could live.  There are lots of small mountains and rivers to view everyday.

I think I have rambled enough.  Please come visit me at my blog...or my home anytime.  I would love to sit and chat over a cup of hot tea!!!!

Thank you to my friend Monika for this opportunity.  You can read more about me HERE at MY BLOG : )

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

WIP Wednesday # 69 @ TN&TN

Sunday, December 9, 2012

A Little Help From My Friends

Hey everyone,

I'm Monika, and I started this page a year and a half ago.  It's not a lot of extra work and I'm very proud to have started it.  I could use a volunteer / helping hand with a couple things.  Mainly, is anyone interested in a serious one year commitment to taking on the job of Feature Friday Hostess?  It's a easy because the person being featured does all the work.  The problem for me is that I have a lot on my plate and I'm not very good at meeting deadlines when it comes to scheduling.  This particular job would require two posts per month (copy & paste) and a bit of emailing.  That's all.  The trick is to be on time.  I have 9000 emails in my inbox and oops I missed one!

Shoot me an email at mysweetprairie at gmail dot com if you are interested or have further questions.
Thank you!

~Monika K.
Blog Owner TN&TN