Tuesday, July 31, 2012

A Bit About Me

Kim and Zdenek Piter

Since I started this blog a couple of months ago, I have been thinking about what to share about myself with fellow bloggers.  I love reading sewing and quilting blogs;  it makes it easier to connect with bloggers if I know something about them.  So it is only fair to share a bit about myself.

I have lived in Scottsdale, AZ for eight years.  I love living in the desert and like the heat much better than the cold. Although, I miss pretty flower plants that only can live where it rains :(

I have been married eight years to Zdenek who is from Czech Republic.  I met him when I was on a three-month work assignment in Flagstaff, AZ. A year later we got married on Catalina Island, honeymooned in Europe and moved to Scottsdale.  I think that was enough changes in a year!

I have two grown sons.  Mathew, 30, lives in Brooklyn, NY and Jason, 26, lives in Clearwater, FL.  I am flying to Florida in August and Mathew is also.  I can't wait!  It's been a year since I've seen them.

I have been sewing for about six years off and on.  The last two years more on than off!  I can't imagine my life without this hobby.  I can't say I can always sew a straight line but I can say I love sewing.  All styles of sewing.

I have a degree in Radiologic Technology,  meaning I take X-rays; actually, I work in Cat Scan.  I work at a children's hospital in Phoenix.  Many people ask me how I can work in a children's hospital, isn't it hard seeing sick kids?  Yes.  I see the worst but also see miracles.  Honestly, kids are much easier patients than adults.  They always have a smile for  you.

I started sewing as an outlet to my job.  I needed something in my life that was creative since I see so much illness, accidents  and abuse.  I hope to be able to retire from my job in five years! This is my dream.

I love hiking with my husband.  We often go to Sedona, AZ to hike.  I also like to go camping!  We plan to go when it's a bit cooler.  I also watch Formula One racing with my husband.  My favorite driver is Fernando Alonso.

We hope to move to Czech Republic.   Right now this is just a dream but you have to start somewhere.  If our dream comes true, we still plan to come back to United States for several months a year.  We want to be close to both of our families.

Writing, in general, is difficult for me.  I am dyslexic.  Writing is one of the hardest things for a person who has this condition.  But I do it anyways.  When I was growing up, I felt stupid.  It wasn't until I left school that I learned of my condition.  Years ago I was a waitress and had this customer I saw everyday.  One day he asked me what I wanted to do with my life. Well, I didn't really know.  He said I should go to college.  I explained to him that I couldn't because learning was very difficult for me.  He asked what made learning hard for me.  I said that most written words didn't make sense to me.  He said he knew me better than I knew myself.  He said that within six months, if I really worked hard, he would help me enroll in college.  I asked him what did he do professionally?  He was a professor!  I took him up on his offer and everyday for six months, he taught me how to learn.  He explained that I had dyslexia and how to get around it.  I admit it was hard but exactly six months later I enrolled in college and earned a degree in Radiography.  He helped me all through out my college days.   So if some of my posts do not make sense, I'm sorry.  I usually wait till my husband can read them before I post them. But sometimes, I just want to get them posted so I don't wait.

On a much lighter note....I have my pilot's license!

Thank you for visiting my blog.  Please tell me something about yourself.

                                                              Sew long for now,  Kim


  1. Kim! I can't believe you have grown sons - you look too young! Lovely photo of you and the hubby!

    Loved reading your post and getting to know a bit about you. That is a really inspiring story about the professor helping you to learn in a way that suited you. What a fabulous achievement!

    My sister just got her helicopter pilot's licence - so I've gained a tiny insight into how much work is involved. Congratulations to you on getting your licence!

  2. Thanks for sharing, Kim! Woohoo, a pilot's license-- what fun! Something about me- I love learning new things and have the sports equipment, art supplies, etc to prove it. But sewing is one thing that has stuck, which is good because I need to slash my stash :)