Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Today my unfinished quilt has reached the year mark. I sure hope that in another year I will be able to complete this project. Hand quilting takes FOREVER!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

A little personal history

When I was up at my grandparents this weekend I was able to read over and look at my great-grandpa Blacks personal history. That man was truly amazing. I found a Personal History questionnaire online and thought that it might be fun to answer some of the questions. I don't journal so i figure this is the best way to keep tack of it. And hey maybe it will be fun to look back on. Enjoy and sorry I'm so boring.

What is your full name and why were you named it?
Nicole Lynn Seegmiller-Mott. Mott of course is the married last name and I really have no idea why my parents named me Nicole. I however do remember once my mom saying that they were also thinking about naming me Emily. I have to say I'm glad they went with Nicole.

Were you named after somebody else?
My middle name (Lynn) is also my moms.

Did you have a nickname as you were growing up?

If you did, what was it and why did they call you that?
Nicki-Picki was the one i remember most. Sent me into tears most days thanks to the neighborhood boys that would call me that as they were acting like they were picking their noses and eating it.

Have you had other nicknames as an adult?
Nick and Colie.

What do family members call you now?
Most call me Nicole but Steve calls me Nick.

Where were you born and when?
I was born in Provo, UT on April 22.

Do you remember hearing your grandparents describe their lives? What did they say?
I am very lucky to still have all 4 of my grandparents alive. I find it very fun and interesting to get to know them now that I am older. I really enjoy hearing about all the trouble Grandpa Dave got into as a kid. I would have never thought he was such a trouble maker.

Do you remember your great-grandparents?
I was also very lucky to have most of my great grandparents alive until I was in my early 20's. I still have a great grandma alive.

Who was the oldest person you can remember in your family as a child? What do you remember about them?
Well as a child I always thought that Thelma was the oldest. This was my fathers grandmother. I guess I always thought she was the oldest because she was also the meanest.

Do you remember your family discussing world events and politics?
My parents were very good about not discussing world events and politics around us kids. I think that they didn't want the worries of the world to affects us growing up.

Was there a chore you really hated doing as a child?
Unloading the dishwasher and folding laundry. To this day those are the two chores that I still hate and try to get Steven to do.

Monday, October 12, 2009

The best thing since sliced bread. . sliced fabric!

I've been away for a while. Homework, school, house cleaning and all the joys of life have kept me very busy! Hopefully it will ease up in a few days. But in the mean time you get to see what I am coveting. Yes another quilting toy. Steve said i could get it if I figured out a way to get the money. Bye bye embroidery machine, Oh how i loved you but never used you. Now lets hope that it sells soon on the e-bay!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

No more baby quilts

I went to a baby shower this past weekend and gave the traditional Nicole gift. . a quilt! It was great because I had all the fabric on hand and extra batting so I didn't spend a dime. A few hours later and this was the quilt.

It ended up pretty good, but the drama came at the shower. Okay it really wasn't drama but a little uncomfortable. At the baby shower the girl was opening gifts and it was the usual, clothes, bottles, diapers. Then he best friend handed over a package. The girl opened it and it was a. . .quilt. This was the best friends very first quilt. It was like my very first quilt. . different, and that's the nice way of putting it. Then the girl went on to open my gift and there were all these ohhh and ahhh's. I felt a little bad and a little uncomfortable. So maybe no more baby quilts.