QuiltCon Linky, five things about me

by Dorie on February 4, 2013

I’m going to QuiltCon, and I’m more than a little excited about it. I want to hear people talk and meet the people of the internet, and I’m really looking forward to taking a couple classes (Sherri Lynn Wood! Lotta Jansdotter!). QuiltCon has a linky lookup going, which I’m grateful for because it’s so good to have a name-face reference.

For said linky page, here are 5 things you might not know about me:

1. When I’m feeling socially awkward, I find myself muttering “sew (sooooo) dorky donuts” to myself. Sew Dorky Donuts was an actual little indie handmade sewn donut shop, but I don’t think they’re around anymore.
2. I grew up on the Jersey Shore but love living in the Midwest.
3. There’s a song for everything. For example, my Vanilla Ice quilt binding song: “Bindin’ ‘em, quick and nimble, I go crazy when I hold a thimble.”

4. Our house is potentially super awesome. It’s a little carpenter gothic from 1875! But we live deep within the potential. For example, these are my dining room floors. There are hunks missing! I can see through them to the basement! The basement floor is dirt! Someday soon I’ll show you my new floors and I want you to remember these floors plus all the snow-and-sawdust muck coming in the house from my husband planing the new boards in the garage in the cold. He works hard for the money. (See, always a song for everything.)
5. Since some heritage festival in high school, I have wanted a rabbit that you could spin off of. This past year I got both rabbit and wheel, and I’m learning to spin. Lifelong dream fulfilled!

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Kristy Daum February 6, 2013 at 5:08 pm

I think we are definately kindred spirits. I live in a 120+ year old farmhouse that is a disaster; but I saw the potential and haven’t looked back. I also have holes in my floor to the basement; but mine are thanks to the previous owners and their “need” to drill holes in every surface. I don’t have a fuzzy bunny like you; but 2 bunnies (Dutch and Lionhead) that are my constant companions.

I did a quick look back at some of your earlier posts and am so envious of your front porch, interior woodwork, etc. WOW!

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Erika Mulvenna February 7, 2013 at 3:47 pm

Hi Dorie, nice to meet you! Your house of potential sounds awesome, it is so fun to dream about what can be and then slowly see it happen! Hope to see you at QuiltCon!

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Mary Jo, Five Green Acres March 20, 2013 at 9:38 am

Hi Dorie! I just popped in from the new, fantastic KCW blog. I can totally relate to the song bit, especially to the Vanilla Ice-era working tunes. I raise sheep and have recently learned of a nasty disease they’re prone to, called OPP in the sheep world. (Yeah, you know me! Who’s down with OPP?) But none of the other sheep folks get my joke, ever. They keep using the acronym like it’s NOT an invitation to start singing.
I’m a newish spinner too, but of wool. Once I saw someone spin from the rabbit on their lap – gotta be the best party trick ever.
Cheers,
Mary Jo

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Dorie March 20, 2013 at 5:03 pm

Hi Mary Jo! I would be totally filling in the “yeah you know me!” part for you.

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