I've been wrestling with something on and off for months now and I've decided to ask your opinion.
You see, my oldest sister Tina has recently started quilting. She had only hand quilted before, taught to her by our paternal grandmother, and that was 12 years ago. So obviously I've been teaching her tons over the past 6 months.
But here's the thing.....I haven't told her about this blog yet!
And I mean?
When she 1st called me and asked whether or not she should have her machine serviced before she got started, it didn't even occur to me to mention it. At some point in the fall she got into Pinterest, saw a picture of a jelly roll race quilt and that got her interested in learning to quilt (at least the tops) with a machine instead of by hand.
Needless to say, there have been a LOT of really long phone calls every since that 1st one. I've been edumacating her all about the "new" things like jelly rolls and layer cakes and charm packs, she's learning the meanings of such phrases as Wonky and Fussy Cutting, and she is quickly growing her stash, no thanks of course to all the great deals and sales that I find and I send her the links to. It totally figures that the instant she saw my Ghastlies fabric stash and projects, she fell in love and had to get some for herself. Me? An enabler? Sure, what are sisters for. LOL!
You can just imagine what the phone call was like when I had to explained how to attach the two end of her binding strips together so that they look like a normally joined strip. And how to cut certain things...again very comical phone conversations. Finding words to convey images and techniques so that she gets it is certainly challenging.
Up until a month or so ago, she didn't even have any quilt stores near her. She came up one weekend in October and we hit a few of my local ones and we are planning on getting to some of the rest the next time she is here. And it will be great to have another person to join me on shop hops and at quilt shows.
So why haven't I told her yet about this blog? Well....my original idea was to wait for her to figure it out. That shouldn't have taken too long knowing her and her curious nature. I send her links to great blogs that I follow all the time and I just assumed that while she was reading the comments left on posts, she'd see my name (though it is only my 1st name) and figure it out by the comments I leave. But guess what? She still hasn't any clue. I keep waiting for the phone call saying "why didn't you tell me sooner" but it hasn't come yet? Whether she'll laugh when I tell her my original plan or if she'll be a tad bit angry at me is totally up in the air at this point.
A couple of times recently I've almost said "by the way..." but I've held off. So that is what I am asking today of you. Should I tell her or should I continue to wait to see if she finds it herself? Once I get enough opinions from all of you, I'll do whatever the majority votes. I'm really curious to see what all of you think about this little quandry I'm in.