Thursday, September 9, 2010

Introducing Tamera

Where do you live?

outside Kintyre, North Dakota (but I lived in Colby from 6th grade until college!)

Do you have any hidden talents? 

I don't think I have any hidden talents.  I'm one of those people who likes everyone to know what I'm good at, lol.

Name two things you consider yourself to be very good at.
Quilting and teaching.

Name two things you consider yourself to be very bad at.

Organization and follow through...I have great ideas, sometimes, I struggle with the follow through.  I'm getting much better.  I try and work on it diligently.

Do you have any siblings? What are they like?
Robin--she's my hero.  She raised four wonderful kids as a single mom.
Nancy--she's the artist.  She teaches kids art and pottery.
David--has made some bad decisions, but loves God and has put his life back together as much as possible.
Have you ever won a trophy?

no trophies, but I did win awards for piano competitions when I was in school

Name one thing that not many people know about you.

I was really quite shy growing up...actually more self-conscious, I guess.  People who know me now don't really believe me.  I've done a lot of things that would seem to require a lot of self confidence, like becoming a doctor, quitting to stay home with my kids, homeschooling, etc.

What is your earliest memory?
I am SO bad about memories!  I usually have to ask my sisters if things really happened that way, or did I dream them.

What was your favorite musical group when you were in Junior High?
I don't remember my favorite musical group, but I listened to country music, lol.

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? 
I wanted to be a pastor's wife and have a dozen kids

What are you passionate about?

donation quilts, homeschooling my kids, mentoring women and helping them grow spiritually

Who is the person you respect the most, and why?

Jesus Christ is a great answer.  I also respect my best friend Jolene.  She loves her boys more than life itself and is passionate about becoming a better Christian, wife, and mother.

What outdoor activities do you like to do?

I like taking care of my animals.  I raise dairy goats and I have chickens.

If your house was on fire and you could grab only 3 things before leaving, what would they be?
(yes, assuming we're only talking about things) my computer, my Bernina, and my purse

Which is your most favorite place on this earth?
A fictional place in my mind, actually.  It's this beautiful cabin high in the mountains with a huge wall of windows looking out on the scenery.  It's where I go when I'm stressed.

I wanted to take this time to let you ladies know how much I appreciate being a part of this group.  I'm really looking forward to getting to know you, and helping to do some wonderful charity projects this coming year.  I really have a passion for doing donation quilts and this seems like a great way to get involved with great quilters all over the country!


Melissa @Lilac Lane said...

Hi Tamera. This is so fun! I got these questions from an internet site about introducing new friends. They're interesting, aren't they? I can't believe you're a doctor and a homeschooling mom! I'm so glad you've joined our little group.

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Hi Tamera....nice to meet you :) I love this blog because it's fun to see all the blocks that all the ladies make. It's really neat. I look forward to seeing what you create with your sewing machine :) :) Oh, LOVe Berninas...there's a Bernina sewing machine store in my hometown complete with walll to wall fabrics for quilting :) :) I'm still a beginner...but I LOVE quilting and really respect all the ladies and guys, too, who make fabulous things with their hands and sewing machines. Have a lovely weekend. Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

Unknown said...

love this interview and welcome to Tamara...

Patty said...

Welcome Tamara

Unknown said...

I have always wanted to have chickens! Unfortunately I think our dog would eat them. It's great to meet you and I am excited to be working on this project with you.