Monday, April 5, 2010
Mo 'bout Me Monday a.k.a SWATCH.com
So I thought I would take Mondays and make it a Mo 'bout ME day. I tell you something about ME and then you tell me something about YOU! It's like our own little Match.com for Fabric Friends! Would that be SWATCH.COM? Hey- what a Great Name!! SWATCH.COM it is!
I like the sound of birds in the morning,
cold wet puppy noses,
fabric with paisley..
All joking aside- who is Leah Marie?
I have been quilting to some degree or another for about 12 years, but never took a formal class until about 2 years ago. My mother, Janet a.k.a "Momma Albertsen", owned a quilt shop for years in Burlington, North Carolina and helped me get started. (The Threaded Needle for anyone who may have known her).
I opened the virtual doors of BB on November 1rst, 2008- and my dear sweet Mom died unexpectedly 1 month later on December 1 at the age of 61. I didn't quilt for over an entire year! (that was something we had done together). I kept BB going and continued to grow my business but never touched my sewing machine until about this past November...and when I finally did it was a bitter sweet feeling.
She still sews with me though! I found her little "ribbit"/"rip-it" frog that graced the top of a quilter's machine any time he/she had to rip out their seams during one of my Mom's classes. That little froggy has a permanent home on my own machine and it watches over me on her behalf.
On to a lighter note!
I am an Advanced Open Water Diver with certifications in Peak Performance and Nitrox. I would like to also be certified in Cave Diving, Wreck Diving and Underwater Photography. Ambitious Goals!
Next to diving and quilting, I love photography and am especially fond of architectural photography. Give me a building and I will use an entire 4GB card! My camera of choice is my Nikon D90.
I use a mix of Photoshop Lightroom and Photoshop to edit my photography.
This little gal would NOT smile until she had a face full of Cheetoes! So you gotta work with what you have, right?
My name is Leah, it's nice to meet you!