Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Joining the Blogging World

Hello all,
I have been contemplating on creating a blog to share my quilting experiences with the world for quite some time now.  There are some wonderful quilters out there who I admire and respect and it's amazing how much I learn from them on their blogs.  I would hope that what I post regarding the quilting I do will help inspire someone the way I've been inspired.  So, here I go.  Joining the blogging community, sharing my  knowledge and ideas, and hopefully entertaining a few of you at the same time.  I truly adore what I do for a living even though deadlines and pressure sometimes get me to wondering what in the world I got myself into.  I'm thinking that writing things down can help with my frustrations as well as my accomplishments and celebrations. A little internet therapy, if you will.

So for those of you who don't know who I am and are just now discovering A Busy Bobbin here is a short description.

My name is Kim Norton, I own two ABM Innova long-arm quilting machines.  Molly Monster is an 18" workhorse that sets pretty on a 10' frame.  The newest addition is Betty Beast, a big boned 26" which sets on a 12' frame. I adore what I do for a living...quilting for others as a business, and for myself and family for fun. 

I’ve been sewing since I was nine years old.  My mother sat me down in front of the sewing machine and over the years, she’s taught me all I know.  We started with clothing in the 4-H home economics program and eventually moved on to quilting.  I’m still learning from her today and believe she is the best quilter out there.  I am biased since she is my Momma, but her passion for quilting is contagious and I strive to be like her.

My husband has recently retired from 23 years in the Navy.  He and I and our two sons have lived in many places throughout his Naval career but the latest and greatest was three and a half years in Naples, Italy.  What an experience!  So, it’s back home to Texas and we are now settled in the Humble, Texas area (a northern suburb of Houston).  We’re living a civilian life and striving for the American dream. 

Join me as I travel along in the machine quilting ride along.  Enjoy!


  1. Welcome to the blogging world:-) BTW, I'm
    Danielle, Misty's friend in San Antonio. Nice to meet you!

    1. Hi Danielle, Yes I know you and follow you on facebook. You do beautiful work. Thank you

  2. Welcome Kim can't wait for another way to keep up with you.

  3. What a great idea Kim. Looking forward to learning from you. Ann Jones Dayton Texas

  4. Hi Kim -- glad you set up this blog. You are a true artist. Can't wait for your classes

  5. Welcome to blogland. I look forward to all of you and your mom's inspiring work! Come visit my blog.