- I married my high school sweetheart and we have been married for 35 years.
- I have two adult children and a granddog.
- I was born and raised in Northern California and was lucky enough to spend most of my summers as a child at Donner Lake.
- We love to take vacations on our bicycles, and I have cycled Italy, Ireland and France.
- I am a scuba diver and wanted to be Jacques Cousteau's protege.
- I have degrees in Biological Science and Nursing, and practiced as a CCRN in the ICU for 15 years.
- I have been teaching quilt piecing now for about 6 years.
I am not one for passing things forward, unless it is a good deed or act of kindness. I really do play nicely with others, I just feel awkward doing this part of the award. So thank you Linda and visit all the blogs listed on my sidebar. I love them all.
I have become a special fan of a new blog I follow, Heartspun Quilts by Pam Buda. I won her pincushion giveaway and will post about it again when it arrives.
The next block in my sew-along has been posted here. It is 'Cubed Lattice.' While searching for patterns of 4" blocks, I stumbled on this one at an online site. I liked the optical illusion it created and decided to draft it as our next block. The 'big' word for this block was hard to find. No new challenges from followers! So the last word came from my oldest, so this one will be from my youngest child's first name. Again, Webster's New World Dictionary only has 5 1/2 pages of words starting with the letter K. I love to say katydid, believe in karma, wonder what do they wear under a kilt, but chose the word kinship. It is the word for the close connection I feel with other quilters, especially those I have been lucky enough to surround myself with.