For the past couple of weeks we have been busy hopping around the quilty blog universe as part of an inspiring blog hop. Today is our stop.
Everyday Fray, a play on words representing both a take on our busy lives and our love of daily craft sessions. Basically the frayed edges of the everyday. To make life simple, our post titles tell you who they're from. A & K, is short for Amanda and Kelsey. The short version is that we're cousins, we live in different parts of the country and we love to sew. You can read the long version here.
We both do our finest work on a Janome 4100 QDC. Amanda bought hers after falling hard for some Heather Ross Goldfish fabric on or about a rather notable birthday. Kelsey followed suit after realizing that buying the same machine meant free round-the-clock tech support.
As the primary component of our carry-on baggage allowance while traveling, both of our machines have racked up more frequent flyer miles than your average Singer. If you haven't been there before, you might want to consider that dragging a sewing machine through airport security usually leads to interesting off-script conversations with security personnel. After realizing that it was actually a real live sewing machine going through the x-ray scanner, a particularly diligent security officer recently asked Kelsey if she actually sewed...which naturally begs the question of why else would one be schlepping a 20lb sewing machine around an airport (perhaps the newest fad fitness regime?!?).
What you'll see here if you stick around is that Amanda has a special talent for starting new projects while Kelsey is more likely to actually finish them. Perhaps the most amusing part of this dynamic is the fact that Amanda's WiPs also seem to be on Kelsey's "To Finish" list. More than once, Amanda has had to fend off Kelsey's attempts to adopt a few of her long forgotten WiPs.
Kelsey's propensity for order extends beyond her fixation on WiPs. She is a master list maker and has the annoyingly well organized craft room. For your sake, Amanda's craft
space sprawl has never been featured on the blog. Sprawl really is the right word for it.
When we aren't busy quilting, knitting or stitching at home, we do our best to fit in some travel where we can (small craft projects in hand of course). We try to share some snippets of trips here on the blog (found here).
If you have a few minutes, don't forget to visit the other blogs on this week's hop.
Karen @ Little Birdie Quilting Studio
Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures
Alison @ Making Happyness
Ella and Nesta @ Ella & Nesta's Little Room
Adrienne @ Chezzetcook Modern Quilts
Nicole @ Modern Handcraft
Aylin @ AyliN-Nilya