Hi! I’m Jessica. This is me ~ nearly three years ago. Its the only picture of me in “recent” history that I can stand to look at and my husband makes fun of me because this picture is posted all over the internet! I use it as my avitar on my blog, Facebook, every web board I’m a member of, Flickr, etc….I figure, hey I’m easy to recognize, right?!
I’m 34 years old, married to my best friend and have a life I only dreamed would be possible. I’m a native Kentuckian, but we are currently living in my husband’s stomping ground on the West Coast (about 2 hours outside of Seattle). I’m a SAHM to our two boys ages 6 1/2 & almost 4. My husband is a commercial airline pilot which makes me a “sometimes single” Mom. When he’s on trips I usually put the boys to bed a wee bit early and then camp out at my sewing machine for hours at a time. Besides quilting, my other interests are Politics, Reading, & Running. I’m currently training for the Seattle Half Marathon in November.
I started quilting about two and a half years ago when we finalized our papers for a Chinese adoption (still waiting…). There is a tradition in China for making a quilt for a new baby out of fabric giftd from loved ones. I wanted our baby to have such a quilt and I was bound and determined to make it myself. So I bought a sewing machine. I’ve been collecting fabric for our little girl, but not being one to just wait around, I’ve decided to jump into the quilting pool with both feet. My stash has slowly taken over my closet (there is barely any room for my clothes!) and I’m notorious for piecing tops and then never quilting them (something I hope to change this year, as I venture more into free motion quilting).
***ETA, I forgot my birthday month ~ which is November***
carry on, now.