Thursday, September 16, 2010

(More than) a dozen questions

the other Patty says:
Where do you live?
On the Eastern plains of Colorado, in a sweet little town called Wray (pronounced ray), where I grew up, left and came home to 40+ years age.
Do you have any hidden talents?
Speed reading. People can't really tell unless they sit and watch you read the WHOLE book, and that's a lot like watching paint dry.

Name two things you consider yourself to be very good at.
Stubbornness- I'm going to master the computer if I have to pull every hair out to do it!. Throwing together a meal for a crowd on a moments notice.
Name two things you consider yourself to be very bad at.
Tossing the scraps from my quilt projects. I sew a lot of samples for the shop, and I bag up the leftovers in individual bags to use 'later'. I have baskets full of these bags. By September I am going to have tons!)
Quitting. As in 'it's time to go but I have three more entrys to make, or one more report to write, or one more row to hoe.....
Do you have any siblings? What are they like?
One sister, one brother, both younger. They are very much alike in looks, temperament, attitude, and I am the odd one out.
Have you ever won a trophy?
In high school I won a medal for poetry I had written.
In the fifteen years I've had my shop, I have twice won the Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year award, once the Dedicated Member award, once the Busy Bee award (see quitting, above) and last year we were named one of 25 Gifted Retailers by Gift and Home Dec Magazine, but those were all paper certificates, and I had to pay for my own framing, so............
Name one thing not many people know about you.
That I love poetry and rhyming. When I do Christmas tags I like to write little ditties about the person and the gift, and I like to make up my own songs. (Can't carry a tune for the life of me, so only in private)
What is your earliest memory?
Going to the milk barn with my Grandpa (at about age 2) to help milk the cows...
What was your favorite musical group in Jr High?
Never did see what all the fuss was about.
When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Well, first there was a farmer, and then a cowgirl, a nurse, an airline stewardess (afraid of heights and claustrophobic), an artist, a teacher, and a homemaker.  I married a farmer, raised 5 children, and own a quilt shop, so I guess I got most of it done.
What are you passoinate about?
I'm big into Breast Cancer Awareness, Comforts for Kids, and Babies. Well, and quilting! I'm making a quilt for breast cancer and I make about 30 quilts and pillowcases every year for Comforts for Kids, and we do a basket of goodies for the first baby of the year, as well as a gift for every baby born at our local hospital.

Who is the person you respect the most and why?
Debbie McGee. She grew up here and had a great many health issues all her life. She lost both of her legs as a young woman, and THEN gave birth to a little boy. She lived just up the street from my shop, and almost every day she would come by in her wheelchair, carrying her little guy in front of her. When he got older he walked along beside her. She passed away a few years ago, but she was an inspiration, and she left behind a wonderful young man.
What outdoor activities do you like to do?
I love to garden. I love to walk, and I can stand for the longest time just beathing the fresh air..
If your house were on fire and you could only grab three things before leaving, what would they be?
Probably the book I am currently reading, the quilt I am currently binding, and a phone to call the fire department. Only because they would all be in my lap when I headed for the door!

Which is your most favorite place on earth?
Long as I'm with my hubby, any place will do!


Unknown said...

So nice to meet you Patty!

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

Nice to meet you, Patty...I was so excited when you mentioned Wray, dad visited there many years ago...and said it was a sweet town. I've never been there, but it sounds like it would be a nice place to visit!!! Have a lovely weekend. Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Do you have a website for your store in Wray?

Melissa @Lilac Lane said...

Hi Patty! I also have a scrap problem. Each little piece is a memory and I have a hard time letting go.

Sew Pretty Dresses said...

Oh Debbie McGee brings tears to my eyes! Yes, inspirational indeed! Nice to meet you too!