Hello to those visiting from Lily’s Small Blog Meet linky! I am Tsoniki and it’s nice to meet you. I’m just getting back into blogging regularly and I’m always looking for new inspiration and people to meet. This looks like a great way to meet new people so let me tell you a little about myself.
Myself and my youngest, in the airport on the way to Ireland. We had a great summer – a week of hanging out by the pool, relaxing, reading books, sewing, and a few weeks of travel to Ireland, North Ireland, and the UK. It was our first family vacation ever. It was a little stressful planning everything, and we had moments that were stressful, but overall it was a really great experience.
I have two other children and since we are currently living in France, all three are in school. I say currently living because my husband is in the military and we move a lot. A lot. We’ve moved fourteen times in over fourteen years. As I say in my about page, if I’ve packed boxes to move across town, it’s moving. School here doesn’t start until September, and as I write this, the backpacks are packed and kids are in bed reading.
These days I quilt more than any other art or craft, though I also create beadwork. I know how to crochet but it’s been months since I picked up a hook. I recently learned how to do screen printing and can’t wait to try again. I’ve never sewn clothes but I just bought a few patterns so I can learn. I’ve been interested for several years but it just feels intimidating to me.
I am very active on instagram and am working on getting my podcast started back up. We are able to enjoy the adventure overseas for a bit longer and I’m debating taking language classes. Maybe I should have taken them when we showed up, but I’ve managed so far. Unfortunately for me, the people we consider our closest friends here are moving soon and while they speak both English and French, other people we know speak less English. I can get by, but I know I need more.
I am always looking for quilting inspiration and I look forward to sharing more and also checking out what you have to share!