Monday, December 28, 2009

Wicked Excited in Massachusetts

Hi everyone, Ms. September here!

My name is Jaclyn. I'm very (wicked, as we say in New England) excited to be a part of this bee. This will be my first bee and truth be told I'm a tiny bit nervous. I've had a chance to check out everyone's blog/flickr accounts and you all create such beautiful stuff!

A little about me...
I'm from a very small town in the middle of nowhere in Massachusetts and I pine for Manhattan. The economic downturn has led me to where I am now. About a year ago I was working away at a financial institution in NY. The company my boyfriend worked for wasn't making any money and he wasn't getting paid. After about three months he was unable to find a job in NY and our lease was up so we decided to take advantage of my parents enormous generosity and move in with them.

We've been here about 9 months now, my boyfriend has found a wonderful job with a company that is growing despite the economy and I decided this would be the perfect time to try something new.

I have always enjoyed making things. I remember most of my childhood birthday parties including some sort of craft for all of us kids to make and girl scout meetings filled with crafty adventures. I've always looked at things I like and said, I can make that! So that's what I'm doing, making stuff.

Thank goodness I was able to work a crazy amount of overtime for about six months before we moved and I quit my job, otherwise I wouldn't be able to do this. Business is steady and I'm absolutely loving it, but it's not paying the bills. Yet!

I really love quilts, I also have many fond memories of quilts throughout my life. For as long as I can remember my grandmother has made quilts for everyone. About five or six years ago I made my first quilt as a baby gift. I haven't been making many quilts lately because my customers want other things like crayon rolls and bags.

I am glad to have this commitment so that I have to quilt more this year than last. I am so looking forward to it.

I can't wait to be inspired and challenged by each of you!

Oh yeah, I don't have any kids, just a crazy dog. I'm sort of allergic to children. :)

1 comment:

  1. a fellow Girl Scout! what a great quilt making tradition in your family, i would love to have something made by my grandmother (she sewed but does not anymore)