Tuesday, December 1, 2015

November Spotlight: Sinta

Let’s get to know Sinta!
Following obtaining my degree in Interior Design in Southern California I made a quick trip to Yosemite. I fell in love with Yosemite..,  so much that I decided to stay. I had only ever camped before with my grand parents as a young kid in Oregon. I bought a flash light, an alarm clock and a sleeping bag.  Next, I got a job there. My family had to mail my clothes to me. There I was ... I never felt more like being home and there I stayed for the next twenty years. My children even started elementary school in the park... which included rock climbing and skiing! For the past 15 years I have worked for Environmental Consultants.
When I was a child I played day in and day out with a huge stack of pot holders that my grandmother had. I would lay out the squares, rearrange them, and lay them out once again. I think that was the start of everything
I squeeze in quilting on the weekends. I am a very early riser... so I get a lot done while the house is still quite. Quilting is so therapeutic and relaxing for me. I am so glad I have it as a creative outlet.
I teach quilting classes at our local quilt shop occasionally. For the past ten years I have hosted a quilt retreat at Bass Lake CA. I also do some stunt sewing and sample sewing for the Fat Quarter Shop.
Other than quilting... my live is all about the 3 "F's" : Family , Friends and Food.
I have a combined family of my 3 sons and two stepsons. The ages are 31, 32, 32, 32, and 34. They all have wonderful women in their lives. My husband are overjoyed to have women in our lives now!!! And better yet, we have 4 grand children now too!
We all live near each other, so we see each other all the time.
I wasn't able to find a photo of just myself... so I picked one of me with one of my best friends. That's me with the Chai Tea in my hand!  My lunch hours are spent visiting with my girlfriends... getting in my "social hour"!
If I didn't quilt... I would be a baker! I love collecting recipe books...a few of my favorites are Miettes, from Miettes Bakery in San Francisco, Butter, from the  Butter Cream Bakery in Napa, and from the Model Bakery also in Napa.  Holidays are my baking time. But I made the wedding cake for one of my sons' and I have another one to make for his twin in April! And another in June!
It's been so fun doing these spotlight's of our Beehive Members! We hope that you have a Merry Christmas! December is our month we take a break and a good time to catch up on blocks you may be behind on!


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Block for Sinta and for Abby

Hi guys! I meant to post this yesterday, but it did not happen! Where has November disappeared too? I can't believe how fast 2015 is ending soon. And to be honest... I'm kind of glad. It has been a rough year for the Butler household, and we are hoping that 2016 is our year for new beginnings! I wanted to show you my block for Sinta:

Here is my block for Abby! I got the letter M. This is from the 2014-2015 Bee round. I just found it in some mail I hadn't gone through yet. Sorry Abbey! Luckily she only sent it out in October.

We were asked to share something personal about Sinta or her family:
She's been friends with a group of women for 30 years and they just went on a little trip with each other. For amazing photo's check out her blog.
She is doing the Clover and Violet Quilt A Long
She just recently went wedding dress shopping with her "girls" that her son's have brought into her life through marriage and a soon to be married son.
Her little sprouts are Elsea and Elvie!
Happy Sewing!

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