Friday, January 29, 2010

Peggysue!!


See that picture? My daughter caught me on a really good day. :) I'm Peggysue. Each of the Papertrey Peeps is going to post an introduction here, mine just happens to be first, but we all co-own this blog.

I've been married to my best friend for ten years now. I had three kids, he had two, we adopted one and added a dog and a cat. Most of the older kids are away at college or on their own, so the house isn't really as crowded as it sounds! And my oldest 'baby' just got engaged in December, so we're going to have a wedding in a little over a year.

During the day I am a freelance writer and I've written about everything from the history of the Apache Wars to the functionality and composition of glycomacropeptides. That writing helps support my stamping hobby. I started stamping when a friend dragged me to a Stampin' Up party. I bought the cheapest set I could find in the catalogue and shoved it under the bed. Six months later this friend had ANOTHER party!!! Would she stop already??? I bought another cheap set and shove it under the bed. Around the time I went to her fourth party (am I a good friend or what?!) I finally pulled the stuff out from under the bed and used it. Since that day I was hooked, and Papertrey Ink I have to admit, is just one of many stamp companies that has collected my money. But their stuff is so darn cute!!! And the ladies who design for PTI are so talented, as are the lovely ladies in our little blog group here, the Papertrey Peeps.

I love my church and really look forward to Sundays. I enjoy baking. I collect fabric with the intention of one day making a quilt. I made one for my oldest daughter and it only took me . . . ten years, start to finish. At that rate I might finish one for my son before he starts collecting social security. I occasionally cross-stitch. I like to knit socks because they're portable and when we take long drives to visit the kids at college it gives me something to do with my hands. When the weather is warm we like hiking, canoeing, geocaching and just exploring the countryside. I also love to read and yes, you will find me pushing the vacuum with my nose in a book.

15 comments:

Nerina said...

{{HUGS}} Peggysue! It's great to get to know you a little better - I'm so thrilled to be a fellow Peep with you :0)

Rhonda said...

Thanks for everything you have been doing to get this going!!

Hanneke van der Linde said...

It's wonderful too read and to get know you a bit more!
I'm also thrilled to be a Peep too!

xoxo

Terri said...
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Carol's Ink Spot said...

So good to meet you and learn a little about you and your family.

Terri said...

It's great to find out more about you and your family. If it makes you feel any better I am still working on my first quilt that I started over 10 yrs ago for my daughter too but I am hand quilting it all. I am also fabric collector too!

Aimes said...

Hey Peggy! So lovely to 'meet' ya! Thanks so much for organising this group - I just know we're gonna have lots of fun!
x

Linda W said...

Hi Peggysue! It's nice to officially "meet" you. Now I know why you write such a nice blog. Thanks for all you've done to get us organized. I'm eagerly anticipating our launch tomorrow, almost as much as the anniversary celebration. Let the festivities begin!!

Sharron said...

Hi Peggysue! I am so glad to get to know a little more about you. Thanks for all your work in getting our little group started. I am so excited and know it will be a lot of fun. Hugs!

Lori said...

Hi Peggysue!! It is so nice to hear more about you!! We have a few things in common!! Funny story about getting into stamping!

¤*¤Marinette¤*¤ said...

Hello PeggySue,
I'm so happy to know you a little more and so proud to be in this group with you
Thank you very much

Sally said...

Thanks for sharing some details. Looking forward to meeting everyone.

Cammie said...

Peggysue, it's so nice to meet you. I really appreciate your starting this group. My husband and I enjoy hiking also.

Heather P. said...

Hi Peggysue!! How cool is it that you're a freelance writer?! I love that you write about so many different things! :)

LOL, I'm a fabric hoarder too... I have so many ideas running through my head, but barely seem to find time to sit down and just do it. Here's hoping 2010 is our year to get crackin' on our quilting! :)

Quilter422 said...

your life sounds exciting and busy! wow, 6 kids - i'm in over my head with two, so my hat's off to you for staying so active and organized! LMK when you start that quilt...