Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Let's Get Acquainted Blog Hop


Plum and June

Well, it is finally my turn!  My name is Lorelei.  I am a mother to a sweet little boy Damien who's turning 2 in October, a wife to an amazing man running an amazing nonprofit blueEnergy in Nicaragua, an attorney who works in San Francisco full time, and a lover of sewing, baking, crafting, cooking.  Given my job and family commitments, I most often can't start sewing or crafting until 9 p.m. or later, so I am often up until the wee hours of the morning sewing.  Thank goodness I don't need a ton of sleep!

I am new to this quilting and sewing business, but LOVE it, and have jumped in head first.  You can find me active on Twitter and Instagram (@MermaidSews), I just love hanging out there to chat with my on-line quilty and sewing friends.  No tutorial, sorry I still rely on tutorials for everything I do, but happy to share a little bit more about me and some of my completed projects.

A recent photo of me and my son, who looks nothing like me.

How long have you been quilting? Apart from a few simple patchwork quilts that were hand tied WAY back in high school, I started in January 2012.

My first quilted zippy pouch.

Favorite quilting tip(s)? Measure 2x or more before cutting and try to get that 1/4 inch seam perfected. 
A Melody Miller Typewriter Tote

Favorite fabric (or wish list fabric)?  I love it all - well, modern fabric that is.  Absolute favorite is probably Heather Ross' Mendocino Line.

My first Flickr Swap Item

Favorite quilting tool?  My 1/4 inch foot.

Just needs to be quilted!

Favorite music to listen to while quilting?  Katy Perry Pandora station.

A little quilted purse.

Binding - by hand or by machine?  Depends on how much time I have, if I am rushing, which I usually am, then machine, if I have time, hand binding.

First completed machine quilted baby quilt

If I'd only known - what you wish you knew about blogging before you started your blog?  It takes a lot of time!  
Some fun bean bags for my son

Please check out my fellow blog hopper mate Leoni from Strandkorbtraum.  And thank you Beth from Plum and June for putting together this hop.


33 comments:

  1. Nice to meet you Lorelei! You have made some pretty awesome things since January :)
    Amanda

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  2. I love learning a bit more about the bloggers and tweeters that I already follow :)

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  3. Hi Lorelei! Love your blog, especially the mermaid at the top! I think I can guess why your fave fabric is Mendocino ;) The typewriter tote is really cute!

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  4. Hi Lorelei nice to meet you. All of your projects are lovely. YOu have made a lot of pretty things.

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  5. Heyyyyyy, I know you! ;) Great post and beautiful work. Good for you for finding time to sew with kids AND a full-time job! Don't know how some of you superwomen do it!

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  6. I listen to Katy Perry on Pandora too - that's funny. Great projects and cute pic of you and your boy (mine don't look like me either - especially when they were super blonde babes).

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  7. You have some gorgeous projects! I really love your use of colour!!

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  8. Nice to meet you. You've done a lot of nice projects for someone who just started at the beginning of the year. Well done.

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  9. Nice to meet you. I like the cute bean bags. I should make some for my grandkids.

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  10. Nice to meet you through the blog hop! I really like your quilted purse - it's so pretty and love your choice of fabrics.

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  11. Nice to meet you. I love your elephants baby quilt!

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  12. Great to meet you on the blog hop. Love that cute typewriter tote!

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  13. Lovely to meet you on the hop, Lorelei. You've made some beautiful things. I love the bright colours you use :)

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  14. So nice to meet you Lorelei! Love your yellow and green baby quilt and the typewriters tote bag.

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  15. You are off to a great start! Nice to meet you! Love your little zippy pouch wit the scissors!

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  16. Great to meet you as part of P&J's Blog Hop :)

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  17. Great to see some more of the things you have made Lorelei! I have been following your blog for a little while now, but I am glad to get to know you better!

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  18. Great to see some more of the things you have made Lorelei! I have been following your blog for a little while now, but I am glad to get to know you better!

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  19. Hi Lorelei, I stopped by through the bloghop. I really love your half and half flying geese baby quilt, it looks gorgeous! Your flickr swap block looks awesome with those fabrics! Thanks for sharing and nice to know you a little better! :)

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  20. Nice to meet you! I am in the SF areas too, but we are moving to LA in 20 days. I love all of your projects. Those bean bags are really cute!

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  21. Nice to meet you.
    Your fabric tastes and gorgeous makes are just up my street and I have a 2 yr old little boy and my sewing starts late in the evening too, so I must surely *follow* your blog.

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  22. Nice to meet you, your projects all look so bright and well made! You've done loads in such a short time too!

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  23. Hi There, lovely to meet you, you have some great makes already!

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  24. Lorelei, your projects are beautiful!! That typewriter tote and your first swap project are standouts. Love them!

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  25. Hey Lorelei! I love your baby quilt with the flying geese, you are off to a really good start! Can't wait to see what else you make.

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  26. Nice to meet you on Plum and June's blog hop!

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  27. I love your name. I wanted to name our second daughter Lorelei but my husband nixed it! Your projects look great. Thanks for sharing!

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  28. Nice to meet you! I love that Flickr swap quilt - gorgeous!

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  29. Darling projects! I love your typewriter tote!!

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