Let's start with the basics, shall we? I am Cindy. I live in Galway Ireland with my other half, my cat Clarkson (nearly 4 years old) and my dog Molly (5 months old).
|Molly on the beach in Co Clare|
|Clarkson checking out my Electronica blocks|
I am originally from the good old US of A, but moved to Ireland 6 1/2 years ago. It was here that I discovered quilting, which is funny seeing as I grew up right near Amish Country. Missed opportunity there!
I love to sew flat things. Anything 3D like a bag, pouch or item of clothing freaks me out. Flat things, though, I can handle. I love to make baby quilts for the quick reward, but always have a few more generously sized quilts on the go. I like nearly all modern, crisp prints but not into those that are watery or dark. I am into saturated, bold, bright color but am starting to see there's a place in the world for softer colors.
|Love on the Blocks|
I am a full time scientist doing research in regenerative medicine during the day, quilter on the weekends and in the evening (or on a sneaky day off!). I am also owner of a fabric shop also called Fluffy Sheep Quilting which has been a wonderful adventure! The shop will be at the Saturday market, so do stop by and introduce yourself.
I am similar to many quilty bloggers in that I am quite shy and have a difficult time starting starting conversations with people I don't know. Just give me 5 minutes to warm up and find common ground, then I will be chatty. Generally groups of more than 4 make me nervous, so the 135 arriving this weekend can be quite overwhelming. We'll all be good friends in no time I am sure!
Lately my blog posts have been filled with photos/videos of myself so it seems silly (or self centred!?!?) to post another photo of myself, but FQly asked us to so I will oblige. Here I am just a few weeks ago on the beach in Co Clare basking in the sun.
At the retreat you can find me in creating eraser stamps with Tasha, taking photos with Judith, hand quilting with Mandy or making Cathedral Windows with Brioni. I can not wait to see my old friends while there and have a good catch up. I'm also really looking forward to meeting new-to-me friends, no doubt we'll have a wonderful time!