Thursday, July 11, 2013

Getting to know you...

Fat Quarterly retreat weekend is coming quickly!  It's time that we all post a little bit about ourselves so we kind of have a heads up of who one another is when we get to retreat.  It is a great idea so I am happy out to join in.  That being said, I am quite flustered about writing a post all about myself.  I will give it my best try.

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.

Community Quilt
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!

Stargazing

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!  

In the mean time, you can find me on social media in a few different places:
Twitter - @fluffysheepquil
Flickr - http://www.flickr.com/photos/fluffysheepquilting/
Instagram - @fluffysheepquilting

Looking forward to seeing you all shortly!

17 comments:

pennydog said...

I'm in two of your classes :)

Vicki said...

I am so very pleased to meet you. I won't be at the retreat, but I know that you will have fun!

tomomi mcelwee said...

Lovely! Enjoy!!

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi Cindy! Lovely post! I wish I could come... x Teje

memmens said...

Hurrah - have you got a blade yet?

Leanne said...

Lovely to see so many of your quilts together here!

Erin @ Billy Button Design said...

Would have come over with you but there is someone that got in the way!!!! Enjoy and Ill come to you for advice about the cathedral squares. And no ladies she isn't that shy!

Karin said...

Love this post.

Canadian Abroad said...

See you there my friend.

Nicole Follow the White Bunny said...

Only a week to go now! See you at the stamps and windows classes :)

Laura Lochore said...

Hmm... I was convinced you were blonde. Nothing to do with intellect, just that Cindys always seem to be blonde!

Strawberry Patch said...

Can not wait!

QuiltCandy said...

A lovely post Cindy, and I am looking forward to meeting you at the retreat!

Annabella said...

Great post Cindy - so lovely to see you and your beautiful quilts :)

Holly Christian said...

Your Quilts are Beautiful! I loved Galway when I visited years ago, now have a new reason to come back ad visit your store!

Indianna said...

see you soon!

Katy Cameron said...

Oh no! I don't want to seem racist, but Molly, I always thought you were black... ;o) Moving on, see you there :oD

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