Tuesday, August 2, 2011

A Longer Introduction to Me

Hello! I love doing these blog tours as it's a great way to find new people to stalk follow. Thank you to Lily's Quilts for putting this together!

Small New Blog Meet-Up

My name is Katie. I'm 29 and will be celebrating the big 3-0 in December. I live in my hometown in Minnesota with my boyfriend of two years, Chad, and two dogs, Jameson and Angus. Jameson is a Boston Terrier and Angus is a Scottish Terrier. I do post photos of them from time to time.

I'm currently working part time for a large corporation (full time this summer) and go to school full time. I'm majoring in art and minoring in apparel and textiles. I already have a degree in human resources, which was a complete waste of time and money, thanks to our recession. Creating was always my dream though, so it took being laid off and unable to find a job in this economy to prompt me to finally follow it.

As far as quilting goes, I only made small projects until last December when I completed a large wall quilt for a final project. It needs some tweeking and I do have plans to share it here. I'm working on two QALs right now, but those are at a stand still while I try to find time. I first learned to sew in middle school and didn't start sewing again until a year ago and I'm still learning things with each new project I try.

I also garden, cook/bake, knit, crochet, photograph with film (and develop it myself), paint, embroider, draw, play music, read lots of books, and love to watch sports, reality tv and old movies. Clark Gable is my favorite actor of all time. I try to learn something new every day and greatly enjoy word and math puzzles to keep me sane and my brain active.

I have no interest in politics or the negativity I see from time to time on blogs.

My blog will tend to be all over the place, as I do have a variety of interests. My goal in life is to one day work for myself using my art and sewing background while tending to a small farm. Luckily Chad is on board with that as well. Our only difference in opinion is the amount of animals we would be tending to.

Well, I think I've rambled enough about myself. Feel free to stick around for future postings, peek at old ones, and ask any questions you may have. Thanks for stopping by!


Charmaine said...

Hi Katie; I've just popped over from Lily's Quilts. Glad to meet you and I'm looking forward to following your quilty adventures.


Janine said...

Hi, I've just come over from Lily's. Look forward to following you adventures, Janine :)

Cajame said...

Hi there. Found you from Lily's too. Such a great idea. I'm Jan, from Cornwall, UK. Fellow fabric geek :)

Amorette said...

found you on the Lily's link, and I feel like I am lucky! can't wait to see more from a crafter my age (I hit the 3-0 in october) and from a art and textiles student!

Toni said...

Hey, another young one! I'm 30 and just getting started into more serious quilting and other sewing. Glad to hear you have other interests, too. I think those are the most fun blogs to read! Nice to meet you!

Cille said...

I also found you on Lily's - what a great way to explore new blogs. Look forward to see more of your quilts.

Sana Saroti said...

Hi Katie, I found you over at Lily's. I hit the big 3-0 last december! I love your old camara collection. I always wanted to learn how to develop films by myself but my dad gave all of his equipment away before i was old enough to protest :(
Cool that you have all those different interests - I started feeling wierd that my blog is not only about quilting ;-) Hope to hear from you. Sana

AlyceB said...

Hi, nice to meet you!! I want to try a QAL or a BOM sometime... just want to find THE right one that I'll stay inspired long enough to complete, lol!

New follower from Lily's xx

quiltmania said...

My you sound like a busy woman! Great to meet you. Linda

kristastitched said...

Hi! Just hopped over from Lily's Quilts. I enjoyed reading this. I'm glad you're pursuing your dreams with art school. I have a lot of friends who have found their degrees rendered useless. It's a major bummer but I like that you're looking on the bright side! I'll follow you and look forward to seeing what you have to share :D

Linda in Calif. said...

I found you at Lilly's Quilts and have enjoyed your posts, I was thinking I would stalk-(er, I mean follow) you. :-) I love churches too. Oh and good luck with school!!

Marianne said...

Hi, I followed the link from Lily's and enjoyed reading your bio.
I do a bit of everything and have three blogs in an effort to share my passions. lately I have been addicted to quilting.