About

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I was born in Greece, to a Greek father and an Austrian mother. I was educated in Greece and in Austria and came to the United States when I was 24.

I am a veteran of the United States Army, turned 50 in 2013 and now live in smalltown U.S.A in the Fayetteville/Hope Mills area of NC. I am married to BHE (Best Husband Ever) in an interracial, intercultural marriage that sometimes causes mass confusion and also a barrel of laughs!  In addition, we are a May/December romance (do I need to mention I am May, he is December?) and have a large extended, blended family.

I am still finding my quilting style. I love old and new, traditional and modern, classic and innovative…..

I love to cook and bake, but by no stretch of anyone’s imagination am I a chef. I just like good food and simple “fresh” flavors. Living in the South I am definitely in the minority because I am not a big friend of fried anything.

12 thoughts on “About”

  1. Hi, I stumbled onto your blog via Bonnie Hunter. I’m following you now but realized I don’t know your name.

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  2. Irene….did not realize it’s not on my blog! 😍

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  3. Hi Irene, Great blog! It was a pleasure to meet you in person this week at Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival. I look forward to staying in touch.

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  4. Cathy Melancon said:

    Hey Irene! I follow Molli Sparkles but live in Texas! Just found your blog! What an interesting story you have and I totally cracked up about your being in the minority for not liking fried food! Yep, you are and so….wish I was!!! 🙂

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  5. Hi Irene. Love your story. You sound like you live an interesting life. It’s nice to be part of your Hive

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  6. Hi Irene! Stopping by with the New Blogger Hop. Glad to get to know more about your life!

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  7. When are you posting the countries for June and July? I’d like you use your countries along with those of Wanderlust. Thanks.

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    • Hi Terry,
      July is coming in the next day or two; Greece will be tacked on the end (we had a family emergency that set me back quite a bit). I had written a note to inform everyone and in my rattled mind, I forgot to post it!

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  8. Hi Irene,
    May was the last BOM-map you published, will you continue with the BOM anytime ?
    I hope that everything is going better in your family and would be really glad to see some more maps jioned to Janeens BOM Wanderlust
    Greetings from Germany
    Ulrike

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    • Hi!
      Actually, the only one that was not published is Greece – all the other ones were available in their respective months. This month’s will be a few days late thanks to Hurricane Matthew knocking out our power….as soon as the power comes back, so will the block!!

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  9. Hi Irene, you are right, sorry . Greece is missing and Australia also , the others I found in my Craftsy library . I only was irritated because normally the published months are underlined in your list , and the underlining ends in April .
    Hope that – beside of the missing power – you do not have any destructions by Matthew .
    Embrace you
    Ulrike

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