It's a party - whoohoo! Who doesn't like a good party? I'm anxious to meet some new people and see what you've been up to to wile away these crazy cold winter days. There are so many great bloggers participating in 2 Bags Full's Grow Your Blog!
But first a little about me. And I mean, just a little because I really don't like talking about myself that much.
Here's the surface view of Me: My Day Job is managing a state-wide accounting association. I've done that for more than 15 years from my home office and I'm getting ready to retire from it a year from now (yea!!!). But retiring isn't in my vocabulary just yet. . . . . . I'm also a quilter!
Quilting has become my passion, so much so that I bought a Gammill long arm quilting machine a couple of years ago and I've been in seventh heaven ever since. Sure, I've torn my hair out trying to learn to navigate the tricky boundaries and interplay of thread and fabric. But it's been great fun! I've discovered late in life (I'm still holding onto being a 50+ something gal for a few more months) that I have a creative side to me that loves being released. Loves it!
|Quilting practice after taking one of Judi Madsen's first long arming classes. Fun, fun!|
|Baby quilt from fabric swap|
So I work my day job, quilt for others, and make some nice things to sell in my Etsy shop and at local craft fairs. Definitely keeps me busy.
I have two grown children: a son who is an accountant and a daughter who is a fine jewelry designer. She's always been the creative one in our family and now it's paying off for her as she designs custom-made, fine wedding and engagements rings. My husband and I have a 15-year-old Cocker Spaniel named Misty, and we've been dog-sitting our son's Cocker Spaniel, Camber, for several months now while he gets settled into a new job. I love these critters!
|Misty - the Old Lady at 15|
|Camber loves his toys!|
We've lived near the Sun Valley ski resort in the mountains of Idaho for more than 30 years, and so I consider myself a Mountain Girl. Hiking, boating, fishing, skiing, watching wildlife and just plain watching the clouds pass by are some of the many ways I feel blessed to live where I do. This is my little piece of God's Country and I don't take it for granted one little bit! It's also why I named my business Mountain Quiltworks. I love where I live!
|View from my living room window. See? I'm blessed!|
|This is part of a herd of 17-23 deer that hang out. Very cool.|
Here's a bird's-eye view of my neighborhood.
|Oh, look! There's my house - way down there out the canyon to the east by that BIG white field!|
And now for my Giveaway! And of course it's fabric!!! I have four one-quarter yard cuts of Kaffe Fassett, Phillop Jacobs and Brandon Mably fabrics! I cringed when I cut them from my stash, but I'll bet they will end up going to a good home!
There are two ways to enter:
1. I've found a wealth of information, friendship and joy in sharing with the online quilting community. In fact, it's how I've learned to quilt! For one entry, please share a little about yourself, too. Where you live, if you like to sew or quilt, or what you do to pass away these long winter days. Anything at all!
2. For a second entry, just follow along with me either on my blog, by email, on Facebook or Instagram. It's all good. Just leave a comment to let me know how you follow.
Giveaway ends Feb. 14 at midnight with a random drawing. Please check to see if you are a No-Reply blogger. I must have a way to contact you should your name be chosen as my winner! And I try to respond to all email comments, and I'd hate to not be able to communicate with you. If in doubt, just leave your email in your comment.
Don't forget to stop by 2 Bags Full Grow Your Blog Party for the full link-ups for the rest of the Party this week. It's definitely a crowd!
Thanks for stopping by. Good to meet you!
Quilting with a smile,