About Me

Hello everyone! I have been a member of QCA for going on two years and have been lurking around the forums for a few weeks now. I finally decided it was time to introduce myself and tell you all a little about me. First off, I would like to say thanks to Diane Morgan for inspiring me to jump in and create a blog. Second, thanks to all you wonderful ladies on here who have been entertaining and educating me over the last few weeks. I already feel like I know some of you, and I talk about you to my DH all the time.

So here goes. I have been married to my wonderful husband for 9 years this September (he is a terrible enabler for my craft hobbies). We have 2 crazy kitties, Buddy is 9 and Festus 4. That's Festus in the title bar at the top of the screen. And this is Buddy:


I don't have any children, so the kitties are my babies. ;) I spoil them rotten every chance I get.

I live in northeast Alabama, and have lived here my whole life. I consider myself very fortunate to have grown up in a quilting family. All my grandmothers made quilts, and most of my aunts know how to quilt. My father's mom taught me how to piece by hand when I was 10 or 12, and my mother's mom taught me to quilt by hand shortly afterwards. She also bought me my first sewing machine when I was 15. I completed my first quilt, a nine-patch, a year later. Unfortunately, I am the only granddaughter in my family that quilts or does any sort of crafts.

I also knit, crochet, cross-stitch, bead, scrapbook, and anything else I can get my hands on. Sometimes I think I have Crafter's ADHD as I love to start projects, but have a hard time finishing them. I also tend to go through spells of just doing one kind of craft for months at a time until I get tired of it, then I rotate to something else for awhile. Recently it was knitting for 2 years, but now I'm on a quilting kick.

Now for the boring bits, my job. I work night shift as a 911 dispatcher in the county where I live. I sit in a little room full of computers in the basement of the sheriff's office and answer phones and talk on the radio for 12 hours with only me and my DH, who has been my co-worker for 10 years. The only explaination I have for how that has worked out for us is that we don't know any different. We have always worked together.

Since I work nights, I do most of my quilting and sewing at night as well, and most of my time online is also at night. I don't really have any pictures of my current projects to show you right now. I promise to have some as soon as I find the USB cable for my camera. In the mean time I have this:

 A pair of socks I knit last year. This picture was taken at work. That's DH in the background. And this:

 A UFO block my DH and I were playing around with last year.

And here is another picture of Festus:

 He is a horrible productivity buster. He thinks I am suppose to hold him all the time so he can sleep. That's all for now. I will post more pics later.


Published Fri, May 21 2010 12:33 AM by Sabrina


# re: About Me@ Friday, May 21, 2010 7:46 AM

Sabrina your fur babies are precious.  I love your socks.  I never learned to knit..everytime I tried I would get frustrated and throw the needles across the room.  Love to crochet and scrapbook though.  Don't do much of either since I took up quilting though.

by Nana

# re: About Me@ Friday, May 21, 2010 9:52 AM

It's a pleasure to meet you! I'm glad I could inspire...now I have to go back to my blog and tell my story like you've done. I love your socks. I used to hand knit, machine knit, crochet, needlepoint, latch hook, hand embroider and machine embroider.....I think I've done them all. Painting and quilting are my spirits though. I can't stay away from either.

My DH and I work together, too and we still love each other! Wouldn't have it any other way.


Diane Morgan

# re: About Me@ Friday, May 21, 2010 10:30 AM

Great intro Sabrina. I'm glad you decided to come out from the shadows. The socks are really cool and the kitties are adorable.

by Kris

# re: About Me@ Thursday, May 27, 2010 8:13 PM

Dear Sabrina,

Glad to see you starting a blog on QCA. I hope you have fun sharing your quilting and kitty adventures here.

If you are looking for a great place to find encouragement for finishing your many UFO's you can always check out the UFO group:

The UFO Group

QCA Liz S.

# re: About Me@ Friday, September 24, 2010 8:26 PM

Hi Sabrina,

nice meeting you.

IT seems we have a lot in common:crafting ADHD, love for kitties, no kids. I do not work with my DH and honestly I do admire people that do so.

I do not come from a quilting family (I am Italian and quilting was/is not popular) but I do come from a very productive embroidering, sewing, knitting, crocheting family.

My grandma taught me how to cross stitch and knit since a could hold a needle....and, even if she did the same with my sister and cousin, I am the only one that continues to love doing it.

I hope to read more about you


# re: About Me@ Saturday, September 25, 2010 7:16 AM

Hi Sabrina,Love your blog ,your doing a great job.I think its great you get to work woth your DH, I look foward to reading updates.Barbara

by Barbara

# re: About Me@ Sunday, October 3, 2010 4:33 AM

You quilts are amazing

by Scooter

# re: About Me@ Sunday, October 3, 2010 4:52 PM

Great blog Sabrina. Love your socks!!!! And Festus and Buddy are adorable.