Thursday, April 23, 2009

Tagged!



First of all, the photo. I can't do a post without a photo...and since I don't really have any digital photos to go along with today's topic, I thought I'd post some of my favorite fabric. It's Glace' by 3 Sisters for Moda. I have a Dessert Roll I won in the Moda FabricMatcher contest back in December. I love this fabric...I unroll it every so often and can't wait to start sewing with it when the line is available in June (I already know what I'm going to make). Anyway...I've never been officially tagged before, but I always thought it would be kind of fun. And when you get the chance to be tagged by Heather Mulder Peterson...and to receive a copy of her new book that will debut at spring market...you go for it! So here are seven randomly honest things about me that you probably don't want to know...

1. I've lived in four states, Texas, Nevada, Utah and California; I was born in Houston, Texas...no wonder I love Moda!!! I've visited the northwest, the midwest, and have traveled from Nevada to Florida in a car...but I've never been to the northeast!

2. When I was ten years old I saw Nadia Comaneci in the summer Olympics and decided to take up gymnastics! I practiced very hard, and in high school attended a gym with mostly 20 somethings. They were all really nice to me even though I was younger, and they helped me perfect my back handspring and other stunts I'd been struggling with. Although I at first thought they were college students...I later found out that they were all dancers on the Las Vegas strip!!!

3. I worked at Cloth World for two years while in high school (later bought out by Joann's)! I remember when rotary cutters first arrived in our store. I demonstrated the cutting ability of those first Olfa blades without ever imagining I would own one (or five) some day!

4. My favorite candy in the whole world is "Vanilla Nut Cream" by See's. My mom usually buys me a pound each year for my birthday and for Christmas. On several occasions I've eaten the whole pound in a 24-hour period!

5. I never sit still. I'm always busy and never bored; I rarely watch television. Sometimes this drives my terrific family crazy...especially my wonderful husband. When I do watch t.v. it's usually the Today Show, the Olympics, or American Idol. And, I've always made the time to sew; when my four children were young I did all my sewing late at night, really late at night!

6. At the age of 24 I'd already earned my Bachelor of Arts in English and had three of my four children. Back then I was sewing for wedding parties as well...those were busy days!

7. I really, really, really want to go to Quilt Market one day! Really. I can't imagine anything more amazing in the quilt world!

So, if you've stuck around to the end...here is what I have in mind. I can't do what Heather did and give a fabulous new book to several of you...but since I'm nearly done with my Pay it Forward gifts...I'd like to send on a small gift to the first two people who leave comments and also do a "tagged" post! If the first two people would e-mail me after they've posted...that would be great!

25 comments:

Robin said...

Wow! Nice fabric and wonderful little tidbits about your life!

Jeannette said...

I love the colours in that range so clean and crisp. I volunteer to be tagged, if that is the correct term.

dotti white said...

Sherri--it's fun to learn a bit more about you! I use to make my girls' dresses late at night, too--for some of them I actually stayed up all night for some projects! I could not do that anymore! I love the fabrics that you showed--beautiful! I guess I missed the TAG--maybe another time! Have a wonderful weekend!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Very interesting items you shared with us! Missed out on the first two comment, but enjoy reading the info.

Vickie E said...

that was interesting to read. I too REALLY want to go to quilt market..and you know what? I only live 2 hours from Pittsburgh...going there saturday to IKEA in fact. I still don't know why I am not going to market...maybe I can get Lissa to get me in...haha..

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Well Sherri, your just going to have to come back to Texas and go to the quilt show. Loved reading about your life.
Keep Stitchen'
Bonnie

Jackie said...

Great post! Glad to know you better. If you ever get to market you will absolutely love it!!

The Patchwork Apple- Jane said...

I love reading your blog and now more insight into your life, makes it more personal. Your dresdan plate is looking gorgeous. I made the trip to Quilt Market from Australia back in 2002, you have to go! Its so much closer (and cheaper)for you!

Sachiko said...

Hi,Sherri! It was fun to read and get to know you a little bit.

I bet it will be beautiful. You do such wonderful work.

Lynn S said...

Well tagged means leaving 6 or 7 random things about yourself..so here it goes:
1. You and I like the same songs.
2.I enoy reading novels and mysteries quilting and needlework themed.
3. Someday I'd like to make a hand quilted whole cloth quilt--better yet, go to England and learn how to do this!
4. My favorite color is red and I like redwork too.
5. I have a very wonderful dog who is my buddy.
6. I love going to quilt shows--and think going to a market to see new fabrics and their designers would be wonderful too!

Terriaw said...

How fun learning those random things about you! Thanks for sharing!

Stephanie said...

Sees is THE best. I too would LOVE more than anything to attend the Houston Quilt festival/market.

The Quilt Buddy said...

Thanks for sharing little bits about yourself with us!

BTW---I Heart Moda also!!!

Jeff, Elizabeth, Caleb and Jake said...

Although I always love to see quilts it's fun to learn more about the person that makes them also. I think I'll do it on mine even though I'm not one of the first two.

Sinta Renee said...

I really like the 3 Sisters newest fabric line and I'm waiting on pins & needles until the release. No wonder you can't sit still... after reading #6 I can see that you have your "pace" ingrained!

Candace said...

How fun to know these things about you, Sherri! Your energy shines and certainly shows through in your creativity! Like you - I would love to go to quilt market - maybe someday we'll see each other there!
Cheers!

Kaaren said...

Thanks for sharing those little bits about yourself, Sherri.

I've been to decorative painting markets/conventions and if the quilt markets are anything like them, you haven't lived til you attend one. It will be one of the top 10 highlights of your life...I promise!

C. C. said...

It is amazing what we learn to acconplish when we are juggling lots of things! You have done a lot of neat stuff!

C. C.

Karen said...

How funny that your helpers with gymnastics had colorful jobs!

Carrie P. said...

Thanks for sharing some little things about you. I would love to go to market too. That would be the most awesome thing to do.

Eileen said...

Now.. if you would arrange to attend the Quilt Market in Pittsburgh, then you could say you had been to the Northeast! :-)

I like the fabrics you showed.. and all the fun facts about yourself. :-)

Stina said...

Thanks for sharing..:o) Great to get to know some other things than just quilty stuf... :o)

Simone de Klerk said...

Loved to get to know you better!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Sherri I loved learning those things about you. I feel like I know you but still have so much to "know". Love that.

julia said...

Wow, that was really interesting & fun to read. Especially # 6 ~ so impressing! {makes me feel very lazy/sluggish ;o)}. And I think we have #7 in common...*sigh* I don't believe that this will come true for me, but my fingers are crossed for you {at least you're living in the same country as the quilt market is held place ;o)} ~ maybe we should start a quilting business togehter, lol.
Hugs, Julia

P.S.: my fingers are itching to poke a few buttons at the fqs as they just yesterday got their glacé precuts in ~yay! {hmpf, no, my wallet don't allow this right now...but a girl can dream, can't she?}