Thursday, March 22, 2012

I've Been Tagged!

I was planning on writing out answers to the questions Jennie at Clover & Violet posted for her linky when I discovered that Toni tagged me in her post. So, I'm going to answer 22 random questions.

To break it up, I have some test shots I took today for my photography project. We are doing portraits and I decided to do two self portraits showing my relationship with each of my dogs. These turned out ok but I'm leaning towards taking some in film and then processing them. To sum it up, I'm holding Jameson because he is a little needy and loves to cuddle. Angus is sitting still only because I'm holding a treat. I want to show his perky personality in the final images and him begging is pretty spot on for that.


Questions from Jennie:

1. When you look at your stash, is there one color that dominates it?

I don't think any single color stands out. I love all colors though some are not as represented as others. I would say I have the least of oranges and yellows.

2. If you didn't quilt, what other artsy/crafty pursuit would you follow?

Well, I already do other things. I sew all types of items, I knit and crochet, love embroidery, drawing and painting, cooking and baking...

3. If you could hire a maid to clean only one part of your house, what would it be?

Bathrooms, hands down.

4. If you do/did work a 9-5 job, what is it/would it be?

I guess you could consider my "9-5" to be school and then I also work Monday-Friday evenings in the transportation industry. I do paperwork all night, which is a good balance to all of the creativity required during the day. My dream job would be to have a small farm and be able to run that and work as an artist.

5. What is the oldest item of clothing that you continue to wear?

I still wear a jacket that once belonged to my father in college. He bought it new in the late 1960's and aside from a small tear, it looks brand new. I took ownership of it when I was a teenager.

6. What is your dream vacation spot?

Just one spot? I can't pick just one, so it would be either Wales or the interior of Brazil.

7. What does your sewing space look like right now {optional: post a picture!}?

It's a mess right now. I have little free time and spend that trying to make things versus organizing. I have projects all over the place. No picture because of it!

8. If you could change your first name, what would you choose?

I used to want my name to be Kelly but I think I'm find with Katie/Katherine now.

9. If I visited your hometown, where would you take me?

Hmm... we would not stay in my hometown and instead go to one of the nearby state parks. I suppose I could also show you the sights, but there isn't much to see. I suppose we could go to one of the bars I used to hang out at. It's a biker bar with a bad reputation, but that's just the assumption from people who have never been inside.

10. How did you get started quilting?

I just decided to give it a try one day. No one in my family quilts so I don't have anyone who would have taught me.

11. What is your go-to dinner {share the recipe if so inclined!}?

I don't really have a go-to dinner. I try to eat a variety of different things, which cycle through regularly. I also don't use recipes for food other than baked goods. I cook with my senses most of the time.


Questions from Toni:

1. What is your least favorite color?

I love all colors, but tend to shy away from neon colors, unless it's neon pink.

2. What is your dream vacation, and would you take anyone with you?

A trip around the world with Chad and my dogs. I have way too many destinations I want to visit.

3. What was your first car?

A 1980's Buick. It was a beast but I loved it. I drove it for eight years until the repairs needed cost more than the car was worth.

4. How did you meet your current partner/ love interest?

We met at a former friend's house, who is Chad's neighbor, at a Fourth of July gathering. Not too long beforehand I had sworn off dating anyone for awhile but we just clicked. It was refreshing to not date someone I met at a bar or party too, as my luck with boyfriends wasn't the best in those situations. Now that I'm living next to her, we no longer speak, but for reasons not related to him and I being in a relationship.

5. What is the worst injury you've ever had?

I'm accident prone and have had many injuries. The worst was probably when I dislocated my knee in high school. It still bothers me to this day too. I also broken both of my wrists, sprained ankles, had stitches, you name it.

6. What is your favorite snack?

Either carrots with hummus or some chocolate. Depends on if I want something sweet or savory.

7. Besides quilting, do you have any other hobbies?

Yes, I sure do. Reading, music (listening and playing), cooking/baking, other sewing, creating art, photography, playing with my dogs, exploring the outdoors.

8. What is your least favorite household chore?

Cleaning the bathrooms.

9. How close do you live to the place you grew up?

I live in the same town and a few miles away from my childhood home.

10. If you had to pick a favorite quilt, which one would it be?

None are coming to mind as favorites.

11. Do you have any pet peeves that you don't mind sharing?

I do not like fake people and drivers who do not use their turn signals.


Now my turn... I am to tag 11 people and give them 11 questions to answer.

1. Are you a morning or a night person?
2. If I were to visit your hometown, where would we go?
3. Did you play any sports growing up?
4. If you didn't make quilts, how would you use your creativity?
5. What's your favorite color and why?
6. Least favorite and why?
7. Where is your favorite place on earth to be?
8. How did you meet your sigificant other/love interest?
9. What is your dream job?
10. What is your favorite movie and why?
11. What is your favorite type of music?

I'm going to tag Janine (Rainbow Hare Quilts), Sana Saroti, Jenelle (Echinops and Aster), Allison (Dreaming in Patchwork), Erin (Billy Button Design), Norine (Five Baht Elephant), Debbie (A Quilter's Table), Krista (Krista Stitched), Kelli (Seriously..I think it needs stitches), Pam (Threading My Way), and Cindy (Tops to Treasures).

I'm looking forward to seeing your answers! I must get to work now and may be back with some progress to show tomorrow. Have a good day!


Sana Saroti said...

That is spreading faster than a virus ;-) You are the 3rd person that has tagged me. That is 33 questions to answer. I cant avoid it anymore. Just give me a few weeks ;-)

Sana Saroti said...

Love reading all of your answers! I met my husband at a friend's party something like a week before July 4th. (More things in common - enter the Twilight Zone theme song!)

Allison said...

I had lots of fun reading your 22 random answers! thanksfor the tag :)

Anonymous said...

I am totally with you on the bathrooms. I hate cleaning them!

Toni said...

That was quick! Loved hearing your answers, and I totally agree on the bathrooms!

Pam said...

I enjoyed reading your answers, Katie. Like everyone else, I'm with you re the bathroom. Thanks for tagging me. Might take me a while, but I'll join in the fun...