I didn't exactly see August coming up this quickly. I mean I should have with the whole increasing date of July thing...but it still snuck up on me.
Lynne over at Lily's Quilts is hosting a Small New Blog Meet Up so I thought I'd write a bit of an introduction post. I don't think I've properly introduced myself...so better late than never, yeah?
My name is Allegory. A lot of people call me Al which used to make me feel like a guy but I got over that pretty quickly. I have a southern accent that I pretty much hide all the time and my checking account's kryptonite is Halloween fabric. I. Can't. Have. Enough. My collection from college weighs 12 pounds.
Sewing was something my mom always did when I was younger. I think it rubbed off on me. I don't remember the exact moment I started but I know I got into it hard in college. I tried quilting but I made one baby blanket and then ran off into the comfort of costume sewing.
Fast forward six years and quilting bites me like a bug. Seriously. I get this itch to quilt. I start dreaming about quilts and sketching out designs in my notebook. I pawn these projects off on my mother. She quilts. I don't.
That only lasted about three projects during which I'd been going to my LQS to get fabric to mail to mom. Each time I'd come away with two or three pieces just for me. A pile started growing in my sewing corner. Then the pile had babies. A pile became a tote. A tote became....well...a mountain.
I really can't have enough fabric.
I started this blog when mom cut off the quilt production line. And I jumped in running.
I never would have thought quilting could make me so happy. Even when I break my machine or cut way too many triangles in a week.
Quick facts about me:
I'm a total geek.
I'm kinda silly.
I'm in love with the number three.
Sometimes I find fabric that I think is so ugly that I buy it because I feel bad for it.
I love monkeys.
The universe had decided to send me chicken fabric and I don't think it's quite right.
So hello to any new people! And hello again to those of you who have been with me.
I'm off to wrangle some chickens for the Ugly Chicken Project.