Let's Get Acquainted!
It’s finally my week to get acquainted with all of you and I am so honored that Beth over at Plum and June gave me the opportunity to be a part of this awesome Blog hop!
I have been introduced to an amazing group of creative quilters because of Beth and am happy to share with you all this week a little about myself!
My name is Nicole and I grew up in a very small town in the North Texas area. I am now married to an awesome man - Jerome and together we have an even awesome-er 20 month old son Grey. We currently reside in Chicago, IL - via - Phoenix, AZ - via - Dallas, TX and will be moving to San Francisco, CA sometime next year. I am a flight attendant for a very “fun” airline that serves honey roasted peanuts and has flight attendants that like to sing and tell jokes (I am not one of these people). When I am not working I am watching my son Grey and trying to fit some sewing in when he is snoozing. My husband is a stay at home dad part time and the rest of the time he runs his own business, which is pretty awesome if you ask me.
I am a horrible blog writer, so I choose instead to take lots of photos and let them do the talking for me.
Jerome and I at our wedding - or my excuse to rent a photo booth
Some pictures of Jerome and I in AZ // IL // CA - I change my hair as often as I do states….which is often :)
Some pictures of Grey, if you keep up with my blog - he is a very familiar face
Let’s get the ball rolling with a little Q & A -
Q: When did you start Quilting?
A: I started quilting when I moved to Chicago back in 2009. Quilting was actually something that I started because my half sister just had a little girl and I wanted to make something special for her. It was a simple patchwork quilt and instead of quilting it I used yarn and tied it together. I have always loved doing creative things, art classes and drawing when I was younger were my favorite things to do. My mom taught me to sew at a very young age. She also made a lot of my clothing as I was growing up, which I unfortunately only appreciate now.
Some of my favorite finished quilts
Q: Why did you start your blog?
A: I started it mainly as a journal to keep track of what I am currently making and to share with friends and family pictures of my son Grey. I am a very boring writer….so I try and keep it simple with pictures, hopefully they can tell the story a little better than I can :)
Pillows // City Nights quilted pillow, Little Mr. pillow, and a pillow I gave away in a recent Sew Mama Sew Giveaway
Q: Do you have any other hobbies?
A: Photography is probably my other favorite hobby. I love taking pictures of my son and our friends. Taking pictures of the fabrics I get has also become one of my favorite things to do lately. It is a big inspiration for my quilts. I think the only reason I have an Etsy shop is to sell something so I have money to buy more fabric :)
Some works in progress…I say some, but there are many!
Q: What other social media do you use?
A: I get a little carried away with social media…my phone is attached to my hip all of the time. Favorites in order are:
I have links attached in case you are also a part of those sites, link up and let’s be friends!
By far the one quilt I am most proud of, Japanese X and Plus Quilt. Making some pillows now with scraps.
I also am on Bloglovin, so much fun and so very easy to keep track of everyone’s blogs!
Here are the other quilters that are blogging this week as a part of the blog hop, please take a moment to stop by and wish them luck or just say hello!
- Karen @ Little Birdie Quilting Studio
- Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures
- Katie @ Snuggle Up With A Dish From Karma
- Alison @ Making Happyness
- Ella and Nesta @ Ella & Nesta’s Little Room
- Adrienne @ Chezzetcook Modern Quilts
- Aylin @ Aylin-Nilya
- Kelsey and Amanda @ Everyday Fray
Thanks for stopping by friends!