… Shenanigans … cause life is too short not to be up to something…
Thread Shenanigans was created out of boredom brought on by Empty Nest Syndrome.
My name is Mary Ann, and I am the Queen of Shenanigans around here. I am pretty positive I suffer from ADHD, although I’ve technically never been diagnosed as such.
I was fortunate enough to inherit my sewing skills from my mom. An absolute genius with crochet, but she can sew, knit, and embroider as well. I can remember her sewing clothes for me and my sister, along with matching clothes for our dolls, but she never had a desire to get into quilting.
I have been sewing since before the kids were born. However, like all things when kids show up, I put it down to chase them around the house instead.
When the youngest graduated, I thought I would either die of boredom or end up divorced. Harrassing my husband was apparently not an option for entertainment.
So, it was time for me to get back into crafting. Finally! But, like all people with ADHD, I can’t just sew – I have to do ALL THE THINGS!
It all started with a table runner. Cause, well, doesn’t it always?
As you know, when making a table runner you’re really just making a tiny quilt. Of course you want your table runner to be pretty. So before you know it, not only are you learning machine embroidery, you’re now designing it as well! Next, you’re on to piecing fabric, adding batting, which means now you’re quilting and binding! Who knew, quilting!!
I decided I needed bigger, cause, well, reasons!!
Unfortunately, moving all that fabric through my sewing machine made me realize my age. I started eyeing all those beautiful Longarms. Look hubby, it’s a health issue! I NEED one! You want me to be healthy don’t you???!!!
This is where my ADHD kicks in. I can’t JUST piece, that’s boring! I can’t JUST quilt cause, well, who can piece that fast!!
Hence, Thread Shenanigans Longarm Quilting Services was born. You piece them, I quilt them with beautiful Edge-2-Edge quilting designs and hubby doesn’t divorce me!! Seriously y’all, that’s important! I’m too busy crafting to train another man!!
I look forward to seeing what ya’ll have pieced, and I am so honored to be part of your quilting journey.
Please feel free to contact me with ANY questions you have!