My name is Erica and I live on the Canadian prairies, just east of the Rocky Mountains and a little bit north of the Canada/US border, very close to Glacier Part, Montana. It is a beautiful place to live with big, blue sky and gorgeous mountain views (and wind, but we won't talk about that).
These guys mean the world to me:
I have a job that has nothing to do with fabric, or with quilting, but does require creativity and I have a fantastic boss which makes it really easy to work - a lot. I'm trained as an instructional designer and work on that a lot, but my official job is operations manager for a portfolio of college programs focused in and around law enforcement and health. That doesn't mean a whole hill of beans except a lot of "other duties as assigned".
I have been sewing for ages, starting out with piecing scraps of fabric together by hand to make creations for my dolls and stuffed animals (hey, they need blankets, too!) and have managed to grow a few skills from there. I can make garments, but I'm over that (for now) and prefer quilting and patchwork-related "stuff". For example, I am participating in the Zakka 2.0 Sewalong going on over at A Quilter's Table - I am participating in hopes of improving my skills and even learning new ones.
The next big project on my "to make" list is for me:
I am so blessed to have a sewing space all my own, even though it is not particularly large. It is small, but functional because my husband (a finish carpenter and cabinet maker) built me a desk and shelves to help make the most of the room I do have. I have a few sewing machines (not all of them are out) but mainly use my trusty 35-year old Bernina 830 (all mechanical and very sturdy) and my Husqvarna Quilt Designer II for most things. I have a Featherweight I look forward to being able to travel with - she is the newest addition to my sewing machine family, a gift from my mother-in-law last year.
Thank you again for taking time to visit and I hope you will check out everyone else who is posting as part of the blog hop today:
Leigh Anne @ Ella's Cottage
Stacey @ The Tilted Quilt
Sarah @ Quilt Candy
Jackie @ NW Patchwork
Stephanie @ Simple Sewendipity
Lauren @ Seraphym
Amy @ Cloud CouCou Crafts