About me, 104

Part 4 of the me series.  If you missed the first posts, check out the “about me” page for a link to all the posts.


In the fall of 2012, my mom was diagnosed with Leukemia.  I temporarily moved to be with her that fall.  My family stayed in LA while we figured out what we were going to do.  At this time, my company was based out of my garage and I had employees coming every day.  I took my computer to my mom’s house and worked from there.  It was amazing and crazy but completely doable.  I was lonely and took my sewing machine with me.  That’s when I discovered podcasts and all the online resources.  That’s when I discovered the modern movement.  While I don’t consider myself a modern quilter, I love the online community and what’s going on with the movement.  I spent every moment when I wasn’t working or helping my mom, quilting.  I went back to LA and started the process of moving my family from LA to Northern California.  We let go of our house and moved the company into a real office space.  For the next year I ran it from my mom’s living room.  In 2013, I started this blog as a way to connect with other bloggers and the online quilting community.  It also was a way for me to keep track of all my projects and for each quilt to tell their story.  Over the last 3 years, it’s been extremely helpful in keeping my going on my various projects.

Happy 1st Birthday Ammabel!

Happy 1st Birthday

~ that’s all I have time for now, I’ll have to continue at another time.

~ Melanie

2 responses »

  1. Thanks for sharing. It’s so interesting to learn more about you and what led you to where you are now.

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