And fabulous was what she did!!!
Below is our interview with her, and pictures of her projects...
(HG NOTE: I couldn't help myself and grabbed a picture of the Inn at Parry Cabin by Belmond from their website - WOW!)
Wilson [my husband] and our two adorable Westies [Julep and Derby] enjoy walking around the town of St. Michaels. We have the harbor area on the Miles River and plenty of historical homes scattered around town. A favorite vacation spot [although we live in a vacation spot] is Duck [on the Outer Banks] of North Carolina. Here we rent a pet-friendly home. Since this is a ‘driving’ vacation I pack my sewing machine and a nice stack of fabric. We are also photographers and enjoy taking pictures of nature as well.
|One of the Westies - Derby - inspects the quilt in progress|
|Julep gives seal of approval for snowball quilt|
I started to sew in the early 70’s when Home Economics was taught in school. My aunt was my inspiration then ... watching her sew Barbie clothes. Taking a long break from sewing I started again with inspiration from my sister. When she found out how much I paid for a simple dog bandanna she told me she could make them so much cheaper. The next thing I knew I was buying a sewing machine to make dog bandanna’s. I lost count but I made approximately 1,000 reversible dog bandanna’s which I donated to Westie rescue groups [in the US & Canada]. The rescues used the bandanna's for fund raising or to put on a dog when it was ready to go to to their forever home. This step turned into making American Girl doll clothing - another sewing project inspired by my sister. My quilting journey started when I met a lady at our local fabric store with a stack of quilting books. We started talking and she invited me to the next quilt guild meeting. From that point I was hooked. Now I make quilts to donate to Westie rescue auctions on Facebook. It’s my way of helping get a Westie get the medical attention it needs. I have donated American Girl clothing to rescue auctions as well, but for most part I give all these away. It makes me happy to see the look on a little girls face when she opens up a box of custom made doll clothing.
HG: And anything else?
|Tablerunner # 1|
|Tablerunner # 2|
|Lap Quilt #1 Close up|
|Lap Quilt # 1|
|Lap Quilt #2|
A big thank you to Katie Wyatt for doing such an AMAZING job with the Desire to Inspire Challenge. Here she is - Katie Wyatt. Enjoying herself at the beautiful Inn at Perry Cabin.
The next Desire to Inspire challenge will be posted TOMORROW. What will you do? Are you ready to accept the challenge?
(NOTE: Katie has offered to GIVEAWAY one of the Table Runners and the set of Pillowcases to one lucky winner. Enter below.)