Well, I've been informally tagged by Debra for the 'Seven Things About Me' meme that's been going around and around blogland...so, not having done one like this I thought I'd give it a whirl...
(maybe the only)Seven things about me:
1) I drink a lot of tea. I mean a LOT of tea. It's probably the main liquid in my diet, followed closely by V8.
2) Although I have the privilege of living in one of the most beautiful places I've ever been (bar none), there are times when I feel very isolated and lonely for the anonymity of the city...miss the hustle and bustle, the fact that I don't have to plan to buy milk before 8pm in the winter - I even miss the cement and traffic. As much as I love it, there are times when the world here seems too BIG.
(okay this coming up with 7 things is harder than I thought)
3) I still keep in regular contact with about 3 people that I went to high school with (one of whom is now my sister in law). All of my good, long term friendships have been formed here, in Nakusp. Who knew that a big puddle in the mountains would wind up with so many like minded people?
4) One of my greatest joys in life (and hardest jobs) is being a Mom. It's given me amazing perspective on my relationships within my own core family, and I think that where I am right now - looking forward as a Mom, looking back at being a child - is a tremendous gift. I hope that at least some of my insights come close to personal truths. One never knows, though, does one?
5) I consider myself an artist first, and a quilter second. Not in the snooty 'capital A - artist' way, either. I don't think that artists are a club that you have sold a certain amount of work, or be cryptic or eccentric enough to get into. I think it's an avocation (in the 'calling' sense), that anyone who produces art is an artist. I regularly tell the kids in my art classes that they are artists. Because it is true.
6) I really do almost never sit still. Just ask my parents.
7) I am ambitious and competitive. Hopefully not in the bad sense! I've been known to walk away from situations where I would have wound up competing with people I care about, and from tremendously unbalanced situations. That being said, I take failure really, really hard.
Here's hoping you get some time at your sewing machine today!