5 Things About Me

by Nicole

QuiltCon starts tomorrow! I thought I’d join the getting-to-know-you linky party over at the Modern Quilt Guild blog.

So, here are 5 things about me:

1. I’m a native New Yorker, born in da Boogie Down Bronx, raised in da Bronx and Yonkers, educated in Rhode Island and Michigan, and living in North Carolina.

2. When I was a teenager, I called myself a Jameritiguan, since my mother is from Jamaica, my father is from Antigua, and I was born in America. I now call myself an African American, but I still love rice and peas and soca music. If anyone knows where a good Caribbean restaurant is in Austin, please let me know!

3. My husband and I went to the same little college in Rhode Island, but never spoke a word to each other until he visited Michigan for an interview years later. Someone had mentioned to him that I was there. When we ran into each other in the hallway, we started talking and haven’t stopped since.

4. I planned to birth both of my babies at home. My eldest daughter had other plans and decided to be born in the hospital instead, but my youngest daughter was born at home as planned. It was an amazing experience!

5. By day, I’m a child development researcher. I get paid to do experiments to figure out the games babies like to play the most. Didn’t know peek-a-boo was scientific, huh?!?

If you see me at QuiltCon, feel free to say, “Hi!”

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Lynn February 20, 2013 - 1:36 pm

Fun post! Have a great time at quiltcon!!

Gertie Pye February 20, 2013 - 2:34 pm

Have fun at QuiltCon Nicole! I can't help out with restaurants in Austin but I do know a couple of nice Jamaican eateries in London if you ever visit the UK!

I didn't know you did child development research – lucky you – young children are so very interesting! We used the Hanen approach with our eldest when she had communication delays at age 2 – now aged 6 she is chatterbox of the century! Although at the time it was very stressful and intensive, it was also totally fascinating – it was like watching her skills unfold frame by frame.

I wish I were going to QuiltCon but I will make do with the pictures – have a blast!

Debbie February 20, 2013 - 2:39 pm

Very fun to learn more about you! Have a fantastic time at QuiltCon Nicole!!

MBMathis February 20, 2013 - 3:24 pm

I love getting the know little tid bits about the bloggers I follow. Fun little facts make it more enjoyable knowing the history behind the person making the quilts.

Vicki lOU February 20, 2013 - 5:16 pm

Hi Nicole,
I've been enjoying every post on your blog for 3 or 4 months. It's great to know a little more about who you are! One thing for sure, your quilts are amazing and an inspiration to me. Thank you for sharing with newbies like me!!
Vicki Lou

Books_Bound February 20, 2013 - 5:30 pm

I didn't know that was your job! How cool. πŸ™‚

I had Jamaican food at a wedding last fall for the first time (bride is Jamaican). Oh my goodness–it was so good! Can't help you on locations in Austin though, but have a fantastic time!

MB in MI February 20, 2013 - 6:49 pm

Have fun at Quiltcon!! Happy to know there's a Michigan connection to your happy marraige! πŸ™‚

Dara February 20, 2013 - 7:45 pm

How fun! I'm liking this Getting-to-know-you linky party.
It's great to learn about the bloggers of the blogs I read. Hope you find a good Jamaican restaurant in Austin. There's a lot down here is South Florida. My mother and father are from Jamaica, but I was born in Queens,NY. I also love rice and peas and Soca music. You have a really cool job! Sounds like fun.
Have fun at QuiltCon!

Katy Cameron February 20, 2013 - 8:42 pm

Loving the idea of Jameritiguan :oD

Annabella February 20, 2013 - 9:08 pm

I think my son may just have to become Moranglaise – no, not as good as yours! Great to learn more about you Nicole!

Joy February 21, 2013 - 6:43 am

Have fun at Quilt-con πŸ™‚ thank you for sharing about your self. πŸ™‚

pandchintz February 21, 2013 - 8:55 am

Thanks for sharing that info about yourself – just wish I was going to QuiltCon to meet you in person! Have a fabulous time and hope you find a great restaurant or two.

CitricSugar February 22, 2013 - 1:45 am

Even sadder that I'm not going to be there now! πŸ™‚ Have fun for me, 'kay?

Unknown February 22, 2013 - 4:32 am

Hi Nicole–
I am a new quilter and stumbled across your blog a few months ago…You have some beautiful quilts! Nice to learn a little bit about you…sounds like an awesome job! Have fun on your trip. One day I will make it to QuiltCon.

Heidi Grohs March 15, 2013 - 9:49 pm

Love this Nicole! Catching up in case you think I am all weird or something…Feb and March are not my months around here πŸ˜‰

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