About Me

My name is Marcia Wachuta.  I am a full time long arm quilter.  In 2002 we moved to Boscobel, Wisconsin, where I started Crafty Sewing and Quilting. Previous to that, I was a middle school Home Economics Teacher.

I fill my days with quilting and creating unique freestyle designs on my customer's quilts.  When I am not quilting, I am sewing and creating new designs and patterns for quilting and sewing.  I really do live and breathe quilting 24/7.  My dreams are even filled with quilting visions....


 A post about Sewing with my Mom and another post Comfort Pillows for Hospice and the Passage Quilt we made together was highlighted on Wordless Wednesday- A Passage Quilt.



Also lots of information on the About Me page on my website.
www.craftysewing.com


Just having fun in May at the May for Me Celebration Page.

My Favorite Saying:

It doesn't matter where you go in life...what you do...or...how much you have...it's who you have beside you that matters. 

For me, it is my husband, my family, and my dog (Gabby) ...

Gabby wrapped in my quilt!

Ritch watching the sun set...
My family
My Mom, Jewels and Rad, Me and Ritch and BJ
I'm holding Mattie and Ritch is holding Gabby.
Mattie our little cockapoo died a couple years ago.


Now we are caring for Toby my Mom's dog.
Toby and Gabby are great company for me!


And our NEW family Photo September 2011













This photo was taken the day before my Mom's surgery in July 2011 with my brothers and their wives. My Mom had an incredibly huge brain tumor successfully removed and has had a long road to recovery including weeks of radiation in the fall of 2011.
All of the updates on Mom -- Click on the button in the sidebar link. Last update August 2011. But click on it if you want to know the story from the beginning.
Here is a New Photo of Mom and Me Sewing together at Christmas and New Years! We were working on making our donation quilt for this year. Here is that post
Just wrote a post about 7 things about me.  Thought I would list them here.  I added some photos.


Number ONE: I love to Laugh! Sometimes I laugh so hard I can't stop. One of the first gifts my husband gave me when we were dating was a necklace that said Live Love Laugh! We will be celebrating 20 years of marriage this summer.
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Summer 2012
Number TWO: Every morning, I eat oatmeal with nuts and fruit. I make my lunches look like at quilt - Quilter's Salads – thus started my Lunch Looks Like a Quilt Blog.



Number THREE: I am a visual person. I need to see it in photos, so I share LOTS of Photos!



Number FOUR: This will be my third year of trying a vegetable container gardening. I say trying, as some things grow and somethings don't! I am learning a lot! I thought it would give me something to do other than quilting, but I see quilt ideas in the garden, so it doesn't take my mind off of quilting!


Number FIVE: When I am making a quilt sometimes I don't want it to end... I love the process of making a quilt. I have been known to cut out way too many pieces and strips and I usually end up with several extra blocks not just one extra block! Sometimes even enough to make another quilt.



Number SIX: I have 12 sewing machines. Update 14!
4 Janome sewing machines #6500, #4000, and #3000 and a Gem. I sew on my #6500 all the time. #4000 when I go to Saturday Sewing, and the #3000 is for sewing at the camper. I don't use the Gem anymore. It one of the first mechanical ones that came out and it never worked very well.
I have a black Singer Featherweight that I learned to sew on it. It was my Mom's sewing machine and she gave it to me. It runs very well.
I have a white Singer Sewing Machine was given to me by a friend, because I love to sew.
I have an old sewing machine in a table that was also given to me by another friend.
Two battery operated sewing machines. One my daughter bought in the Netherlands. I also have a small handheld sewing machine that my Uncle Jim gave me.
Three antiques treadle machines – from three Grandmas. 
This summer (2012) my cousin brought me our great aunt's treadle sewing machine.  Now I have 14 sewing machines!






Number SEVEN: I actively started blogging in January 2012. When I started I wasn't liking it. It was hard for me to do. I couldn't get the spacing right between the words and the photos. I typed too slow and left out words in sentences! I can't believe that it is so simple and easy to do now and I LOVE it! I still don't get some things and I get confused, but I remind myself that I am still learning. For example the linky parties were very confusing to me and now I love them. 

I write three blogs! This blog, Lunch looks Like a Quilt to Me and A Collection of Sewing Quilting from the past 41years.


But the most important thing that I have learned from blogging – There are Quilters out there who love quilting as much as me! Who think about it all the time and can't stop thinking about it! Who write about it and share. I love all the wonderful quilting and crafting friends I have made in blogland!