Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Hello! My name is Cindy.

Thank goodness we have personalized hand stitched name badges instead of those awful stickers.

The Fat Quarterly retreat weekend is coming quickly!  It's time that we all post a little bit about ourselves so we have a heads up of who one another is when we get to retreat.  With the games we play at registration, we will know each other in no time!

Let's start with the basics, shall we?  I am Cindy.  I live in Galway Ireland with my other half, my cat Clarkson (nearly 5 years old) and my dog Molly (1 1/2 years old).

I am originally from the good old US of A, but moved to Galway 7 1/2 years ago for work.  It was here that I discovered quilting, which is funny seeing as I grew up right near Amish Country.  Missed opportunity there!

Molly checks on the cows every morning during our walk.
I have been quilting for nearly 4 years now, blogging for most of them.  I love the opportunity quilting offers to combine color, pattern and geometric shapes, which is a blessing for those of us who love art/craft and are not great at drawing or painting.  I have come to realize, though, the most fantastic part about my quilting journey is the community I have been lucky enough to join.  Quilters are a great source of my daily inspiration, support and humor.  A great reality check when you need it, too.

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.  More on that in Friday's post, though.

Pretty shop blogger bundle created by Sarah of Fairyface Design

Oh, it rained and rained this market day.  It was miserable.
When I am not quilting, in the shop or walking Molly, I am usually camping.  More often than not I bring along something stitchy to do by the camp fire with my friends. 

This past weekend with my friends in their garden.  I'm third from the left.
Yes, the one with the wine glass.
At the retreat you can find me hand quilting with Jen Kingwell, embroidering with Jo Avery, screen printing with Karen Lewis, making fabulously fast quilts with Amy Smart and finally diving into a Green Beans and Sweet Tea quilt (gulp!) with Jen Kingwell.  I am really looking forward to this weekend of stitchy fun!

In the mean time, you can find me on social media in a few different places:
Twitter - @fluffysheepquil
Flickr -
Instagram - @fluffysheepquilting

Looking forward to seeing you all shortly!


cheeky monkey said...

OMG you are really making fires in the garden? And drinking wine? What a new side of you. Have a great time. Can not wait to hear about all the classes hand stitching and embroidering!

Sarah said...

You described me when you said someone who like combining colour, pattern and shape but not great at painting and drawing. That's me, that's me!

pennydog said...

Have a great time, sorry I won't see you this year.

Canadian Abroad said...

Good thing you are coming to visit me or I would be gutted about not seeing you at the retreat.

Sarah said...

I love the blue background in that top quilt pic! Can you share which fabric it is?

Helenjean said...

all sounds brilliant

Nicky said...

Yeah hope to speak to you this time!

Rachaeldaisy said...

What I great post! It's lovely to get better aquainted with you.

Ruth said...

Love the photo of Molly on your quilt and the campfire one too - looks like fun!

kat129 said...

Did you go to Ireland for a post-doc or with a company? If a post doc - how difficult was it going from US-based grant structure etc to where you are now? I am also a quilting scientist - and would love to leave the US but am hesitant about finding a JOB based off my training here. oh also - HAVE A BLAST AT THE FAT QUARTERLY RETREAT!

Leanne said...

I love seeing that camper, I can only imagine what fun you have in it. I hope it is full of quilts for keeping warm by the campfires, etc. I sure will miss seeing you at the retreat.

Joanne said...

Look forward to meeting you, I'm screen printing with Karen and Fast tile quilting with Amy too!

Katy Cameron said...

Have fun! Love the sound of the classes you've chosen :o)

Pink Stitches said...

Look forward to seeing you at the retreat, I'm also doing fabulously fast quilts!!

myBearpaw said...

Oh I will definitely be seeing you then! And I don't think we have ever managed a chat at the last 2 events! And we get to have dinner together so we will surely manage it this year!!

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