I’m Dianna and I have a small (less than 20 followers) blog.
The name of my blog has been a long time coming (just ask Steph over at Hope Sewing is Genetic). I’ve changed it many time over the past year, but I’m finally happy with Polka Dots and Pastries (two of my favorite things). I think the name merges my two main interests (sewing and baking/cooking) nicely.
A little of my blogging history:
I started blogging back in 2008 for a class I was taking on international literature (see my 2008 posts if you are interested in what I wrote about). Mostly that was writing responses to questions posed by the professor about the assigned books.
Then I stopped blogging. I had no more prompts so why blog?
I then pick blogging back up this time last year. At the time I wanted to blog about making a Halloween costume. Well things did not go according to plan.
I ended up making a Halloween themed quilt. Though to be honest I don’t think what I made qualified as quilting since I really didn’t know how to quilt and I just flew by the seat of my pants. And well to this day the quilting part is still not complete. So I guess I should call it a blanket?
Lets move on to the new “quilt” (and I’m using that term loosely since I still had not learned my lesson) that I made earlier this year. The Queen Quilt. It’s just a basic patchwork. However, I still had not learned to quilt before I bound it. So it’s all “done” except the quilting. I think what I’m going to do is tie it. Any other ideas are welcome.
Finally, I caught on to how to quilt properly after making the Patchwork Place mats from Sew Liberated‘s first book. So my next quilt will be done properly. Now I just need to find the time.
I hope you enjoy my blog. I talk about everything from trips I take to the river with my husband, Alex to Mastering the Art of French Cooking recipes I’ve tried out and well everything in between.