Lots of confessing going on across the quilting blogland lately, and I thought I'd join in on the fun. Here are a few things you probably don't know about me.
1. I never finished my first quilt. It is a sampler I made 10 years ago, and it is the easily the most advanced quilt that I've ever made. It is made from cheap fabric and is partially hand quilted. I would love to finish it up someday. Hopefully I will share pictures soon.
2. Garment sewing scares me. I'm not sure why. I am good at following directions, but for some reason I am terribly intimidated. I am hoping to conquer this fear very soon. I have an adorable little girl that I want to make dresses for. I have this pattern, and some really cute Farmdale fabric from Joann's that I bought specifically for them. That is the plan for next week. Oh, and I really would like to make myself some cute skirts for the summer. Any suggestions? I want to try this AMH one.
3. I love a fresh coat of paint, and I really need to paint my living room. Now that my Single Girl quilt is done (I finished up the binding yesterday, yay!) I am not allowing myself to do any more quilting until itthe living room is finished. That is saying a lot, because I really want to get back to my Hope Valley string quilt and my Habitat bowtie quilt.
4. My relationship with God is the most important part of my life. I wish I could write about it more on my blog, but I don't think it is the place. I realize that my readers don't visit for that. However, I still wish I felt comfortable writing about it in this space.
5. Despite keeping a blog, I am a very private person. I hope that I am never perceived as a person who has a picture perfect life. It is not true in the least. The truth is that I am happy and blessed, but like everyone else, I have struggles and insecurities. These are the things that I share with my husband and a handful of my very closest friends. Just because I choose to not make them public doesn't mean they do not exist. It would be completely out of character and not like me at all to write about these things. Combine that with the fact that I am a glass-half-full kinda person makes for a pretty happy blog, I think. And I think that is okay, right? Doesn't make me any less "real" than anyone else. If anything, I think it means that I am being true to myself.
6. If I could get away with it, I'd hire someone to clean my house. I really don't like to clean. I have a very organized house, because I don't like clutter and it stresses me out. But trust me, it is definitely not the cleanest place you'll see. Speaking of which, I was cleaning the bathtub yesterday. I turned on the faucet after scrubbing the tub, and someone left the showerhead on. Totally got soaked, and I was already dressed for the day. Not cool.
7. I am a very competitive person. I don't mean to be. It is not really a good thing. I've been like that for as long as I can remember. I'm also a bit of a slave driver (my husband's words, but they are true). Once I get started on something, I work until I can't work on it anymore. Those both can be very good qualities, but also not-so-good qualities. I'm working on them both.
8. We are a pretty low-tech household. We don't have any type of cable/satellite, so if we want to watch something we stick to movies. We don't have a real cellphone either. Just an old tracfone (which is so old it is a little embarressing) that we take with us just in case we need it. I really need to get a newer one, cause man it is ugly. Though I have to admit, I love my Apple products. I am very addicted to my iPod Touch and can't wait until I can get an iPad.
9. I barely have any dressy clothes in my closest. I had a ton when I used to teach, but that was a long time ago, before I had Weston (who is 5). I rarely wear anything other than jeans. I love them, American Eagle skinny jeans to be exact, because they fit me the best. No one dresses up at the church we attend, so my closest is full of jeans, tshirts, cardigans, and a few really nice dresses for special occasions.
10. I'm thinking about getting another tattoo. Am I too old? I already have two. I'm thinking about getting one on my back, a big one. A good friend of ours from church is an amazing tattoo artist, and he would do a wonderful job. I'm a pretty big wimp though. We'll see.
So there you go, a little bit about me, the real person behind the Fussy Cut blog. I really appreciate you sharing this place with me.
with love, Angela