My name is Elaine Wick Poplin. I’m 42, a wife, mom, quilter, and high school mathematics teacher. My husband is a very patient, generous man, and my two daughters are talented and creative, too. I live an extraordinarily charmed life.
I love traditional quilting, art quilting, modern quilting, and improv quilting. I have a big stash of batiks (LOVE THEM), a growing stash of modern fabrics (LOVE THEM), a lot of hand-dyes, a growing stash of solids, and not enough hours in the day to sew. I try to find some time every single day to putter around in my sewing room.
I do most of my machine quilting myself, using a HandiQuilter 16 Sit-Down quilting machine without a stitch regulator. My piecing is done on a Janome Memory Craft 7700QCP.
This blog has been active in spurts since 2005, when it started as a mommyblog and place to share scrapbook pages with friends around the world. Now I keep it because it’s fun to look back at what I’ve done and the stories behind the things that I’ve made. Most of the links in the very early posts are dead (especially if they went to photos, which I used to store on other sites), but the stories about my early parenting days may amuse you if you choose to click back.
I primarily talk about sewing and quilting, parenting, math, organization (or my lack thereof) and cats here. Other things can get too contentious so I just don’t. I’m glad that you’re here, and I hope you’ll spend some time wandering around. Don’t forget to say hello!