I live in Louisiana with my DH of 31 years and our QI, Jingles, an 11 year
old toy poodle. I have two sons--Tony, 41, who lives in Alabama with his
wife and two kids 18 and 15, and Michael, 38, who lives in Florida with his
daughter, 5. I work part time as an RN in an eye surgery center but am
hoping to retire next year and move back to Pensacola (God's Country, lol).
I have been quilting for about 10 years.I usually always have several
projects going at the same time-- right now three BOM's from my LQS,
Thimbleberries BOM, and several kits that I want to get started on. I also
love to read--quilting stories, mysteries, pretty much anything!
Donna in NE La.
kd maine 77 at yahoo dot com
> so here it is. In response, I would be very pleased if anyone who cares
> to would introduce themselves in this thread. I'll create a special
> folder on my hard drive to keep your posts so I can get to know you while
> I continue to post to RCTQ. Thanks in advance!
> I am retired from the private practice of law and work as a consultant to
> law firms when my health permits, which hasn't been lately. I currently
> have time for needlework because I am recovering from a long illness that
> I'd just as soon not dwell on, thank you! I am 52 years old.
> I live on the Alabama Gulf Coast in a tourist town called Fairhope.
> http://www.cofairhope.com/ I was born and raised here, but have lived all
> over the place, including New Orleans, New York, Paris, and Prague.
> My father was old Alabama; my mother was Czech, first-generation
> immigrant. My father divided up the family farm among his children before
> he died, and I live on a family compound in a house I designed and my
> brother (and next-door-neighbor) built. I'm the only person in my family
> who is interested in quilting or fancy needlework (I am working on my
> first quilt, but I have done needlepoint, counted cross-stitch, and crewel
> embroidery since childhood), but my mother was a brilliant seamtstress who
> made all my clothes when I was growing up (and created the patterns for
> most, or sewed without even cutting a pattern first). I sew on a '70's
> era Necchi machine with no features more fancy than a zig-zag. I collect
> old sewing baskets and notions.
> I don't own a camera and haven't since a cheap one was pickpocketed from
> me on a city bus in Athens, Greece. I found it just distracts me when I
> travel and my friends give me enough photos to create enough of a
> photographic record as the years pass. But I may have to change this
> policy so I can share all the quilts I plan to make with my on-line
> I have three cats, Ted, Betty, and Edna Pearl. (No, Edna is not my real
> name; it is the name of an aunt who died young. I name my pets after dead
> relatives and then use their names as screen names on-line. Is that so
> I don't eat many sweets, including chocolate, so your chocolate is safe
> with me. It is not safe with my SO, Bruce, however. Bruce and I have
> been together 8-9 years. He bakes. I would be big as a house if I liked
> pies, cakes, and cookies. I am a sucker for his brioche, however. And I
> love to cook, especially Cajun/Creole, French, Italian, and Indian. I'm
> learning Southwestern. Bruce also gardens, and my next quilt will be for
> him and have a garden theme.
> Your turn!
> Edna Pearl