Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Skip the Borders - Blog Book Tour - My Post!!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Welcome to the last stop on my tour... me!

By now you have had the chance to read many reviews on my book. Developing & creating the quilts featured in Skip the Borders was fun, exciting and also made me a bit nervous. I made most of these quilts 14-20 months ago. It's been amazing to finally share them with you and see your great comments. I have also enjoyed seeing photos of quilts that you have made from the book get added to our Flickr Group. Please continue to add them to the group & share!

Full Blog Tour Schedule
Generation Q Magazine - Monday, Sept 10th
Rachel @ ps i quilt - Wednesday, Sept 12th 
Natalie @ Beyond the Reef - Friday, Sept 14th
Pink Chalk - Monday, Sept 17th
Fat Quarter Shop - Wednesday, Sept 19th
Holly @ Bijou Lovely - Friday, Sept 21st
Rita @ Red Pepper Quilts - Monday, Sept 24th
Robert Kaufman @ Swatch and Stitch - Wednesday, Sept 26th
Jessica Levitt - Friday, Sept 28th
Vanessa @ V&Co - Monday, Oct 1st
Martingale - Tuesday, Oct 2nd
Emily @ Carolina Patchworks - Friday, Oct 5th
Katy @ I'm a Ginger Monkey - Monday, Oct 8th
Audrie @ Blue is Bleu - Wednesday, Oct 10th
Angela Walters - Friday, Oct 12th
John @ Quilt Dad - Monday, Oct 15th
Julie @ Jaybird Quilts - Wednesday, Oct 17th


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Ok enough talking... I'm going to use my day of the Book Tour to show you more eye candy!

Boxed In

Checkerboard Dots

Detail photo of my scrappy bias binding.

Stars & Stripes

I feel like this wouldn't be complete without showing you some of the behind the scenes and outtakes. Many of the quilts are traveling around on trunk shows & I wanted to get a few more photos before I sent them off. So I headed down to the beach...









I have to give a big thank you to my dad & our friend Michael for taking all the beach photos.

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Now for the giveaways... yes MULTIPLE giveaways!!

Giveaway #1
A Quilt Kit to make Stars & Stripes in the same fabric I used.

Giveaway #2
A Quilt Kit to make Raspberry Dessert in the same fabric I used.

Giveaway #3
A Quilt Kit to make In Formation in the same fabric I used.
Giveaway #4
A Signed Copy of my book
Giveaway #5
An e-book of my book
Note: Prizes will be chosen at random.
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The Rules


1. Leave ONE comment to enter. Make sure your contact info is in your profile or that you leave it in the comment.

2. In your comment tell me what you wanted to be when you grow up & who you are... Last year I wrote a post on When I grow up... & I'm very proud to now add Author to the list of what I am.

3. Simple as that!!

You have till 9PM PST on Saturday the 20th to enter.
Winners will be selected by True Random Number Generator.
Giveaway Now Closed. 
Winner Announced Soon.



© Blog post written by Julie Herman
For more information visit http://www.jaybirdquilts.com/

326 comments:

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Ella said...

I wanted to be a female Indiana Jones. I am a 6th grade teacher who gets to be goofy with her kids on a daily basis!

Nancy M. said...

When I was younger I wanted to be a teacher. I taught pre-school for years and loved those little ones. I am now retired and enjoying my reading and sewing time. Thanks for the give-aways.
nancymcmahan16@gmail.com

redzelda said...

I wanted to be a detective (Nancy Drew!). So now I'm a lawyer. But quilting is way more fun.
Leanne
lbdevos@gmail.com

Lorraine said...

I wanted to be a high school counselor. I became a wife, then a mom and now a grandmom, all wonderful things to be. And I've always mixed in working a playing at sewing. Thank you for a great giveaway!

SewingKaren22 said...

Hi Julie,
Congratulations! When I was little, I wanted to be a teaher. I became a special education teacher but am also a marriage and family therapist and a mom. My days are never dull! Thanks for the generous giveaways!

kris said...

When I was young I just wanted to be a stay at home mom. Now I'm a working wife supporting my husband in his business as we battle infertility. :)

I love your raspberry dessert and in formation quilts- so cute!

kris said...

When I was young I just wanted to be a stay at home mom. Now I'm a working wife supporting my husband in his business as we battle infertility. :)

I love your raspberry dessert and in formation quilts- so cute!

Anonymous said...

I'm sure that there were many things that I thought I wanted to be when I grew up but the one that I remember is wanting to be a cowgirl (my father and grandfather were ranchers/farmers). I was an RN for 30 years (23 of them as a Labor and Delivery nurse). I'm now retired and am a quilter who lives on a ranch--no cows but I do have a couple of mini donkeys. Thanks for the giveaway!
bambimayer@gvtc.com

Amanda M said...

I wanted to be a teacher or doctor. I became an audiologist and have recently caught the quilting bug!

Jodie said...

I wanted to be a pediatrician. But then found out how long I'd have to be in school, I didn't want to wait that long to start my family, so became a registered nurse and mom of 4.

barbara woods said...

i am 70 years of age so i think i grew up to try to make quilts

Shannon Wallace said...

What a fun question (and a fun giveaway)! When I was little, and even a teenager, I wanted to be either a dentist or doctor. After almost 4 years of college, I quit. Married a military guy, had two boys, moved a few times, and in the midst of all of that...became a stay at home wife and mother, AND a teacher because I homeschool!!! Oh, and I'm a wanna-be quilter too! :) I love my life and wouldn't change my decision to not carry on in college and career!

Norma said...

I always wanted to be a nurse - I graduated in 1995 and have been working in various areas of nursing ever since. In addition I am now helping people improve their health and prevent disease through nutrition with the help of an amazing product called Juice Plus - www.nl4juiceplus.com. Email me at njloewen@sasktel.net.

foodmathquilts said...

Starting in about grade 3 I said that I wanted to be a teacher (but there is a picture of me at age 2 or 3 with my stuffed animals lined up playing school) In high school, I was interested in physiotherapy or occupational therapy, then found that biology wasn't my thing, so I studied Chemical Engineering.

Loved engineering studies, but found my way back to teaching - math and chemistry are my qualifications, and I have a job now teaching grade 7 and 8 math (and love it!).

I think that I need your book! I love all the pictures I've seen and the stripy stars are a new favourite.

Thanks for the chance to win,

Sarah

supersara20 said...

I want to be a quilt store owner when I grow up.

sara_stetson@yahoo.com

Kat said...

I changed professional goals at least every year. My expressed desires were always math or science careers. My secret desire was to be a ballet dancer. Now, I am a mom, math teacher, and dance teacher.

katsandyarn AT gmail DOT com

Lucky Duck Dreams said...

I wanted to be a teacher, an author, and a sewer. Im currently a teacher librarian who sews and quilts and still wants to write books.

laura said...

When I was young I wanted to either be a teacher or marine biologist. Now I'm in finance. Very different,but I'm happy. I love all all of your quilts and just finished a pillow and table runner pattern with your ruler!

Robynn said...

I always wanted to be a wife and mother. I am a wife and I have 6 wonderful children. Love the book.
Robynn633@msn.com

Jocelyn said...

I wanted to be a Home Ec teacher. I thought that would be the greatest job. I never finished college, so that dream went by the wayside, BUT I did end up home schooling my kids :-) So I did get to do some of the teaching, just not the Home Ec kind ;-D Thanks for showcasing your beautiful quilts!! They are so awesome!

Unknown said...

When I grow up, I want to make sure I never take myself too seriously!! Even though I'm 31 and have a career, I still think the things that make me the happiest are simple and oftentimes not "grown up" ;)

Juels said...

When I was younger I wanted to be a neurosurgeon. Unfortunately, it wasn't in the cards. Now I believe in alternative medicine, love textiles, and am a quilter! Who knew! Life changes and so do we. Thanks Julie!

Anonymous said...

When I was a child, I was so busy being a child that I never thought about what I might want to do as an adult. In high school I liked geometry and wanted to take drafting, but back then only boys were allowed to take shop classes. Ultimately I became a bookkeeper and then a computer programmer. Later on I returned to college to study communications and broadcasting and became a freelance videographer. Recently I have been designing my own quilt patterns where that geometry has come in quite handy. soparkaveataoldotcom

Rachelle said...

I wanted to be an Avionics Technician. Instead I'm a hand-finisher of knitwear and a mum and wife. I sort of regret the Avionics not happening but the only way to get into it here was the airforce and I'd never have passed the fitness test.

gale said...

I wanted to be a veterinarian when I was young but by college, I realized how hard (and expensive) that would be. I was lazy! lol. Now I'm a stay at home homeschool mom and a farmer's wife with 3 kids and lots of critters.

Sarina said...

When I grow up I want to travel the world. I love seeing all the unique cultural differences. There are always fun inspirational finds everywhere you go! Thanks for the awesome giveaway Julie and the chance to win!

Cathy said...

I wanted to be a schoolteacher and a mom. Now I am a mom, a "retired" credit manager and owner of my own Etsy shop. And a sewist and ARTIST!! LOL. Thanks for the chance to win! Cathy K

Julie said...

Let's see, I wanted to be a ballerina, a nurse and a teacher. What am I? A mother and a medical transcriptionist. In between I was a few other things. :)

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi Julie! Beautiful photos!
I wanted to be a vet, writer and dog/horse trainer or a secretary. I have been sewing from 10 years old and then had 'a hat business' then with my friend. I have worked in bank, office and we had many years restaurants. Now I'm back to sewing and wish I had studied something to do with art and design. Thank you for a great give away! x Teje

Anna said...

When I was about 6, I was going to discover a cure for cancer. After changing my mind a number of times as I grew up, I now have a PhD in Medicinal Chemistry (pretty much drug design and development), but am retraining to be a nurse. Kind of close I guess!!

Suze said...

I wanted to be a teacher. When I went to college, I knew I wanted to be a math teacher. I majored in math AND education. I took the first computer science class offered at the university. I am now a retired computer anaylst and website tester. I did get a masters in education and got close to a PhD in gifted education while working in the computer industry. I would say one of my greatest accomplishments is being a mother and that is one of the greatest jobs of a teacher in the world. When my friend Kathi and I get together to piece, we teach each other, so I guess I've fulfilled that goal. Now, my daughter is a math teacher. Of course, quilting utilizes my love math constantly. Now that I am retired, I have the luxury of being able to indulge in my hobbies more. Borders are not my favorite part of the quilt. Thank you for "giving me permission" to have quilts without borders. Thank you for being so generous with the giveaways and sharing with the quilting community. May you be richly blessed.

Deb said...

I didn't really have any idea of what I wanted to do. It was only by chance that I ended up in hospital having my appendix out when I was 17 that I thought nursing could be a cool job and so I followed that career path. Best decision I ever made. I love my job!!!

Alison said...

I wanted to be a secretary and that is what I am. Secretary to the CEO of Make-A-Wish Australia. Love every day of my working week and the wishes we are able to grant. Thanks for the chance of winning any one of these fabulous prizes

Unknown said...

I wanted to be in the Army when I was growing up, so when I turned 19, I joined... spent 6.5 years in the Army, including 3 tours in Iraq. I now work for the government... but I'm really interested in becoming a personal trainer! Thanks for the chance- your patterns are super fun!

Maroesja said...

When I was young I wanted to be in a job with horses: teach people to ride them or be a policeofficer on a horse...
I m a SAHM and mostly happy with that.

Cheryl Gamble said...

Always envisioned being a lawyer or something prestigious! Never imagined I'd be a teacher and mom (and quilter). Couldn't be happier!!
Cheryl - pcgamble@gmail.com

Sowing Stitches said...

About growing up I've always had an active imagination...which sometimes leads to trouble.... I wanted to be a pioneer, an explorer, to train wild horses, be a photographer for National Geographic, a marine biologist, a writer and illustrator, a missionary, an archeologist, an architect....Right now I am an artist I work with fabric, fibers, paint....I was a teacher, a mom and my children say a 'crazy cat lady'.

sowingstitches [at] gmail [dot] com

Kathy said...

Growing up (until I was about 8) I wanted to be a gymnast...I still can't do a cartwheel. My other interest was science so I decided on that and now love working as a chemist.

Thanks, these comments are fun to read!

pipp5 said...

I wanted to be a nurse. I became a back office medical assistant and EMT...then I became a mom 20 years ago and started doing medical transcription from home which I still do!

Julie said...

When I was little I wanted to be a cheerleader! LOL! I work in finance now...so no relation. :)

I already purchased your book and am in love with it. I'd love to win one of these kits. Thank you!

juliemlacey (at) yahoo (dot) com.

Aliceart said...

What a lot of treats. Your book looks great; it's destined for my bookshelf one way or another! I have always wanted to be a nurse, and I was until I had to leave the field to take care of elderly parents and in-laws. Now my goal is to be a landscape quilt artist. I'm working on my eye and techniques in the little time I have available. I hope that it will happen if I keep my eye on the prize!

Vicky said...

Growing up I wanted to be an artist. I used to draw a lot. But now I am a crafter. I have done just about all crafts but love quilting the best. I Love all of your quilts, especially star and stripes. Congrats on all your successes. You are so talented!

Lyn McFarlane said...

When I grew up I loved school and wanted to be a teacher. I finally got to be one in my 40s. Now I'm retired from teaching school I've taken up teaching quilting as therapy so combining two of my great passions. Mcfarlanelym@hotmail.com

Joanne said...

When I grow up I want to be a teacher. Now I can say when I grew up I was a teacher. I have added Wife, Mom, Grandma, Author, Workshop Leader, Scrapquilter to my list of who I am. I was lucky enough to do a big shop hop last week and found your book and snapped it up. Joanne

janice said...

When I was younger I wanted to be a mom. Just like my wonderful mother. I have accomplished that feat and have 3 wonderful adult children. Now I am a certified pharmacy tech and a long arm quilter.

SewLindaAnn said...

I wanted to be a grade school teacher. I ended up not being very committed to school and took shorthand/typing classes. (Wow, totally dating myself here). I had many great jobs as Admin. Assistants, which prepared me for SAHM status. Amazing how those two jobs did basically the same things.

Unknown said...

When I grow up, I want to be a mother. This has always been true. I know many women who take this for granted, but there are so many like myself that life happened to first. From a miscarriage to cancer, my husband of 14 years have faced many difficulties, but at 34 years old...there is still time to make my dreams come true. :)

Heather

heatherb1978@gmail.com

terrieannie said...

For many years I wanted to be an astronaut, but way back then you had to be a pilot with 20/20 vision... which I definitely did not have! Then I moved on to Astrophysicist, except it was too hard to spell. Ha! Anyway,now I am a Geological/Geophysical Technician in the petroleum industry and enjoy my life very much, especially when it is filled with wonderful quilt inspiration and fabrics!

MaterialGirlQuilts said...

What amazing giveaway items! When I was little I wanted to be a dancer...I still get my "groove" on from time to time, but for now I am a paralegal with a new dream of owning my own quilt shop some day :)
Thanks for the chance to win!
Amanda

Erica said...

I wanted to be a lot of things but I think I kept coming back to teacher. I came close, but not before being a mother, wife, mother-in-law, volunteer and a few other things. I'm an instructional designer and a college lecturer which is lot like being a quilter because it involves creativity, structure, and winging it at times! Your book looks amazing.

M.W. said...

I wanted to be a teacher and an artist. I am an office manager/secretary/accountant. I quilt so I guess I am kind of an artist. Thanks for the chance to win. Loved the book tour.
Shawn from Michigan

Patricia Lessell said...

When I was growing up I wanted to be a lawyer. Well stuff happened and I ended up in England and instead was a legal secretary - not nearly as good. But I would so love to win your book - it is totally awesome and thanks for the chance.

Cherie said...

When I was little, I wanted to a number of things: librarian, astronaut,teacher,archeologist, and museum curator. Today I'm a stay at home with two awesome children who keep me busier than any other career I could have chosen. Thanks for the giveaway. Your quilts are beautiful.

heartsease54 said...

When I was younger I wanted to be either a librarian or a forest ranger. I did take forestry in college, but never finished. What I ended up doing is being a grocery store manager in a small mountain valley in Montana. So at least I am in the forest every day. In an average week I read about 4 books, so I guess the librarian dream isn't quite dead yet either!

Unknown said...

I wanted to be a teacher when I grew up. Now, I homeschool my kids. :)

delwak said...

I am french.I loved to speak foreign languages and wanted to use them in a job. I became a trilingual secretary (english, italianand french). I worked some years until children came. when I worked again 12 years later, I did not use foreign languages anymore in my job. but I am so glad to have still practised my english by reading, seing films. Now I can follow the quilting blog community and get a chance to read your awesome book in english !

Deanna said...

I honestly can't remember what I wanted to be when I was a kid....I don't think it was anything too standard. Right now I'm a graphic designer, photographer, wife and mother and I'm pretty happy with that. I like to go with the flow and take what comes.

Sherry VF said...

I wanted to be a fashion designer. I am a mother of three, retired business person, quilter, still trying to decide what I want to be now that I'm all grown up.

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

Love your giveawayS - fingers crossed!! WHen I was little I told my mom I wanted to be either a crossing guard or an astronaut!! Then I became a Museum Technician (dream job) but moved to the UK to be with my husband so museums are just something I visit now!

Christy said...

Growing up, I wanted to be a teacher, then a civil engineer, then an accountant. I'm a teacher now!

Just found your page today and I LOVE your stuff!

Kathy H said...

I wanted to be a nurse and a mom when I grew up and accomplished both of them. Now when I grow up, I want to be a grandma!. I am waiting!

Unknown said...

When I was a kid i wanted to be a doctor. Go figure since I get queasy at the sight of blood. i ended up as Marketing Research Director for a very well known Grocery Food company. Now that i am retired I finally have time to induugle myself in my creative side with lots of quilting and cooking activity. Life (and quilt
ing) is good!

lawton_linda (at) yahoo (dot) com

fourleaf said...

I am so in love with your Raspberry Dessert quilt! It's what pushed me over the edge to buy your book...which is awesome by the way and I'm so glad I did. You're very inspiring.

When I was little I wanted to be a teacher when I grew up. Then I grew up and realized I am even more nervous speaking in front of kids than I am adults...and that's pretty bad! Ha! I am a psychotherapist now, but taking a break for a few years to raise my two little ones. It's so interesting where life can take you...

Thanks for the opportunity!

ChiggerCricket said...

I wanted to be a country singer. I became a secretary. I was much better at typing and shorthand than I was at singing.

kristenmichelle said...

Thanks for doing all the giveaways! When I was growing up I wanted to be a teacher. Now I'm a financial analyst, but I hope to quit my job and homeschool when I have kids, so I feel like it can still work out :) kristenmichelleharris at gmail is my address. Thanks again!

Linda said...

Beautiful quilts....all of them, especially like the first one. Maybe I will have to get your book. :-) I think I always thought I would be a wife and mom....Now a gma to 9!! Congrats on your book.

Unknown said...

As a kid and teen all I wanted to was become a vet; sadly I didn't work hard enough at uni. I trained as a scientist,and am now a public servant. But, at 38, I still joke that I dont know what I want to do when I grow up!!

Love your work, and can't wait to get hold of a copy of your book. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! :)

MoeWest said...

I love Science and Math in high school and decided I would be a lab technician. A summer job led me to discover computer programming and I became a software developer. Now I'm looking forward to becoming a retired person who quilts. Just a couple of years to go.

Jennie P. said...

When I was little I wanted to be a vet! I love animals. Sadly, with my allergies, I knew I could never hack it. Instead, I now design fonts.

I'd love to win your book! It seems to be a lovely book!

hueisei said...

When I was a little girl, I wanted to be a teacher but now I'm happily working as a Techinal person :)

Katemcmate said...

When I was little I wanted to be an artist. Live in a loft in NYC and paint the world away. When I grew up I ended up learning about science and fell in love with that as well so now I work as an environmental scientist and sew and paint on the weekends! Thank you so much for the giveaway and I love your book! I have it on my Christmas wish list!!

Lisa E said...

Like many girls, I was horse-crazy and wanted to become a vet. Luckily I decided not to pursue that life, because it turns out that I'm very allergic to all kinds of animals. I'm an electrical engineer by training, but all my jobs have been software design.

Pamela S. said...

To answer your question I wanted to be a stewardess when I grew up ~ I am now a legal admin assistant~

Melankalia said...

As a kid, I could never make up my mind as to what I wanted to be, but the two aspirations that stuck with me the longest were writer and singer. All these many years later and things have not much changed. I could still more easily tell you what I don't want than what I do; but even though what I am is still up for debate, I have figured out who I am, and that's good enough for me.

erin mcsweeney said...

Oh I love the Raspberry Dessert quilt the colours and layout is amazing.

When I grow up I want to be a midwife...um when am I going to grow up haha.

Lyn said...

I have been enjoying the pics of the quilts in your book; congrats on a lovely book.

Like most kids, I changed my mind a few times... I wanted to be a librarian, an archaeologist, and a computer geek. (I decided that career combined language, math, and logic, all of which I liked.) Door #3 won and, you know, being a computer geek isn't half bad!

Scrapbean said...

I wanted to be a fashion designer - loved fashion plates! I worked in Human Resources so not so close... But I love color and that is how quilting fulfills me. Thank you for the opportunity to win.
Jill

Darice said...

I wanted to be a nurse and a mother. I am both a nurse and mom to 4 boys & 4 girls! Thanks for the giveaway...hope I'm lucky!
:o)
Darice
mummyx8@hotmail.com

Ginger said...

I always wanted to be a veterinarian until I found out you have to put some of them to sleep. I knew I couldn't handle it. I'm very happy as a wife and mother.

Gill said...

I'm a dairy farmer's daughter and when I was a little girl farming was all I wanted to do! It kinda worked out cos I married a veterinary surgeon and we have cows!!

Anonymous said...

I wanted to be a librarian and a lawyer--yes, both. I was a home-schooling mom. I think I kind of fit in the librarian in taking care of all books we accumulated. As for the lawyer, I'm sure I reached the judge stage in all those years of settling the sibling disputes.

Congrats on the book. I've got do do that quilt with the circles in it. Love it!

Abbybeth said...

When I was little I wanted to be a veterinarian or a WNBA player! Today I'm a project manager for several degree programs at a University. Not exactly closely related at all!

Marie said...

I wanted to be a nurse when I was little. I was a computer system administrator until I became a mom. I love my job now. :)

Paula said...

I wanted to be a horse trainer... Now I am a stay at home mom and I LOVE it!!!

Paula said...

Just wanted u to know I love your blog!

priya said...

I wanted to be an archeologist but I am a paediatrician now.and now getting inspired by your patterns to make quilts

Lee said...

The book tour was fun! thank you! I wanted to work in the medical field when I was little and today I do :) thank you!

Julie Shoemaker said...

Love your blog! I always wanted to be a great mom when I grew up. I have been many things, entrepreneur, realtor, artist, but am pleased to report that I am a good mother. My girls are grown with children of their own now. Thanks for the opportunity to win one of your very generous prizes!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for such an awesome give away...and thank you for such awesome designs/books/patterns/tools!

When I was young I wanted to be a teacher/mom. I did achieve both. I have two wonderful sons and taught...quilting for many years! I currently am a project manager and continue to quilt. I will quilt forever!

Anonymous said...

Love your patterns/books/tools! Love them!!!!!
When I was young I wanted to be a teacher and a mom. I achieved both. I have two wonderful sons and taught quilting for several years...and loved it!
I currently am a Project Manager and I continue to quilt. I will quilt forever. I love it!

giddy99 said...

As a kid, I really wanted to be a lawyer (I have no idea why) or an artist, but my mom talked me out of both. I'm a Business Analyst Consultant in the Healthcare Information Systems field now. I travel for work more often than not, and I love what I do. :)

Unknown said...

I love your new book and now ofcourse the fabulous giveaways... What I wanted to be at this moment: take quilting in the Netherlands to a whole new level, for young and modern people. Your book and quilts are a great example for that.
Hope to win one of your giveaways and get started.

manybooks said...

I'm enjoying these answers, and I love the patterns in your book! I wanted to be an eye doctor when i grew up. I'm a teacher. Thanks for the chance at your amazing prizes!

ChrisC said...

I changed my mind pretty much constantly about what I wanted to be when I grew up. Dreams included: astronaut, lawyer, marine biologist, and writer. Now I actually AM a writer, sort of. I'm a curriculum developer for kids reading classes, which means I do get paid to sit at my desk and write all day, just not in quite the way I imagined as a kid :-)

Gidget said...

I wanted to be a great Mom... really thats it..
Life has held much more for me than that.... but I think I did a pretty good job.. I am so fortunate to be a Mom.

Marg M said...

I always wanted to be a nurse and yes that's what I have been for a long time now and I still love it

Beginners Luck Quilter said...

When I was young I wanted to be a vet. Now my husband and I own a diner in a small resort town in British Columbia.

Unknown said...

When I was young I dreamed about being a teacher,stewardess,lifeguard,vet assistant,designer.....oh so many things I wanted to do......I'm an artist and still deciding what I want to do when I grow up!

Unknown said...

Oh let's see...I guess the one thing that sticks out to me is wanting to be a pediatrician. Fast forward many years later, while I don't have the degree, I wear that hat along with so many more as a mother of 6 children. Of all the things I ever aspired to be, I have to say that being a mother has to be the most fulfilling of them all!

I am so envious of your talent and in love with your patterns! Thank you for sharing your life on your blog!

Alexandra
alexandra.dezenzo@gmail.com

Carla said...

Your quilts are so fun... glad I found your blog just in time to enter this give away.
I don't think I ever really thought about 'being' something when I grew up! I enjoyed acting as a child, and just thought I would be a stay at home Mom.
And that's what I am~ Mother of 9, the youngest is in college now. Longarm quilter, and really enjoying all the domestic fun,ie. gardening, cooking, sewing, backyard chickens and loving lots of grandkids!

Carla G said...

I never really knew what I wanted to be except a nurse. I did a career day at the hospital in nursing, but I knew right away that it wasn't for me... I now am a Stay-at-Home-Mom and do the accounting for our business.

What a great blog hop! Your book looks wonderful! Congratulations to you on fulfilling your dreams! Thanks for a chance to win! :)

Mom on the Move! said...

Hummm - I wanted to be a teacher and I was... I wanted to find away to help military kids and I'm doing that... and now when I grow up I want to be independently wealthy so I can sit and sew but still contribute to the household. Somehow I don't think that one is going to work out. Two out of three's not bad!

andie said...

I wanted to be a mom when I grew up. I am a mom of 2 wonderful children now!!

marogez said...

When I be was doing something artsy. I had always loved to draw, not good at that. But I loved to knit and crochet, self taught. What sealed the deal was the Clothing class I had in HS. But I ended up doing working in payroll which i really love too.

Brenda said...

Thanks for an awesome giveaway! When I was growing up, I wanted to be June Cleaver. lol I thought how nice it would be to have my kids come home to a nice dinner, cookies in the oven... well... life happens and there aren't cookies in the oven. Pizza is on the table some nights and I'm at my sewing machine but I do get to work from home so I guess I'm channeling a little of June. :)

patricia said...

I always wanted to be married and have children. Got married and a son and I'm now a quilt teacher. Does it get better?

Gail said...

i've always wanted my own sewing room so i could quilt whenever i wanted. So i finally gave into the fact that i don't have enough money for a bigger place so i made my living room my quilting room :)

gailwalton@gmail.com

Susan said...

I wanted to be a nurse, but after taking chemistry in high school, I got a degree in elementary education. Then I got a graduate degree in speech pathologist and have loved working with kids in public schools for the past 30 years. But my favorite "job" title is Mom.

RV Khronicles of Kevelyn said...

I wanted to be a legal secretary. I thought it would be a glamorous job. I did it for 5 years and hated it. I ended up being an admin. asst. in a middle school guidance office. Now I'm retired and have time for hobbies. Thanks for the chance to win.

java diva said...

I wanted to be many things when I was a kid, a paleontologist & an astronaut. In college I decided on a preschool teacher, but I ended up becoming a wife & now a homeschooling mom. :)

Sheri said...

I wanted to be a nurse when I grew up. I've been working as a librarian at an elementary school for 28 years. I'm still not sure what I will do when I grow up!

Annie said...

When I grow up I wanted to be a artist... or that was my first grade self atleats

Unknown said...

when I grew up I wanted to be a scientist. I actually became a nurse and loved it. Now I am learning quilting and loving it.

StarofMoonDancer said...

Friend to all,Now a friend to as many as possible,crafty lady...

Unknown said...

I wanted nothing more than to be a anthropologist. I am a behaviorist. And proud to say I can add editor to that list too. =) I cannot wait to get my copy of your book and ruler! I snuck some goodies in for this mamma while I was ordering for gift making. Enjoy the beach!! <3

Kathleen said...

I think like alot of kids, I wanted to be just about every different thing & which was influenced by whatever I was reading at the moment! I wanted to be Nurse Nancy, or an archeologist, or a veterinarian. I'm a stay-at-home Mom where I nurse boo-boo knees, dig thru piles of stuff in little guy's room, and care for our pets. I think I got it covered. I love your quilt colors and the idea of Skp the Borders is fantastic! Hope I win!

Jerri said...

I think I wanted to "work with computers" because that's what my mom did, though I had no idea what that really meant when I was wee! Now I'm a graphic designer and computers seem a lot less glamorous, haha.

Nan S. said...

Growing up, I wanted to be a teacher. Now I am a retired teacher after teaching 29 years.

Keri said...

I wanted to work in the fashion industry and I did for a long time...but then stopped when I had my children since the hours were not conducive to seeing the children awake. So then I started teaching at FIT and doing consulting and now have a small line of handknits and teach sewing at my kids school...so I am busy! : ) Thanks for the chance to win!!!

Rachell said...

I always wanted to be an author. I went to college to become a Home Economics teacher/Spanish teacher. While I was in college, I wrote a research paper about the history of quilts in America, which later I submitted to my academic honor society, that won in TVE national contest. Then my advisors had the paper published in a research journal!
Nowadays, I am a wife, mom, a quilter, work as a registrar in a hospital, and have my own blog abouty quilting and sewing. I guess I'm still a writer, just not quite like I thought!
reillyr2@hotmail.com
Claddaghsquiltsandstars.blogspot.com

Marcia said...

I wanted to be in banking or an architect. Today I run my own bookkeeping business, and quilt. Piecing quilt tops appeals to my math side. :). Marcia Lorraine mlorraine@stny.rr.com

Jen B said...

I never really had a dream job. I've been a chemist, now I'm a teacher. Who knows what I'll do in future?

Unknown said...

As a child I wanted to be the first woman in space, that dream was busted before I even became an adult! Darn. So, I settled for becoming a mom, and now a grandmom and cancer survivor. Oh, and I have a little wedding photography business with my husband. :)

golo8 said...

wanted to be in the Nave, but ended up a Motel owner, wife and mother...Good Life... Love you quilts..

ruthshelton10@att.net said...

Growing up I wanted to be a Nurse or comeone that helped people. I ended up being a couselor. I have always loved helping people and hopefully I ended up helping a few.
ruthshelton10@att.net

lindaroo said...

I wanted to be a teacher. Finally, at age 45, I went back to school, finished my degree and earned a teacher credential, and now I work part-time as a teacher-tutor in a public school, working with kindergarteners who need extra help. I love getting paid to do what I want to do!

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