Monday, February 18, 2013

Only 3 More Days!!!!

Becca and I out bowling with the family.

Only three more days until QuiltCon!  I cannot wait!  (happy dance!)  When not looking at quilts and vendors I plan on sitting in the back of the lecture hall (so many good lectures!!) with Becca Babe.  Keep an eye out for us and say hi!!!  As I am linking up with the QuiltCon Link Party, here are five things you may not know about me:
  1. My name is pronounced li-la.  Not lay-la, lee-la or lee-eye-la.  It was a pronunciation nightmare in all my school life.  Leila is an Middle Eastern name that my father heard while he was on a college study abroad trip in Jerusalem.  Since he heard it in Israel  I was called li-la, the Hebrew pronunciation, not lay-la the Arabic pronunciation. 
  2. I don't like the word "maxi".  Like maxi dress and maxi skirt.  It reminds me of maxi pads.  Who wants to wear clothing with a feminine hygiene product name?  Ick. ;)
  3. I love to read, but have only read one book in the last 5 months.  :(  One of my favorite authors is Connie Willis who combines two of my favorite genres:  historical and science fiction.  My husband got me hooked on sci-fi a few years after we got married.  It took me a while to give in and try it but now I love it too.
  4. To combine two taboo topics (edited: religion and politics):  I am Mormon, but I didn't vote for Romney in the election.  Sorry man, but I didn't like your plan.
  5. In college I studied Conservation Biology with a Wildlife emphasis and a minor in Statistics.  I majored in it because I loved all of the classes, but have never worked in the field and quite honestly would have to get a PhD to do what I would like to with it.  But that's ok.  I am quite happy to be staying at home with our 5 daughters.
QuiltCon and warm weather here I come!  :)


  1. Replies
    1. Not being a Mormon specifically, I just meant the "never talk religion and politics" saying. Esp. at Christmas dinner. :)

  2. I've been (mentally) pronouncing your name all wrong!

    I'll have to check out Connie Willis -- I love both science fiction and historical fiction but haven't read anything of hers.

  3. Glad Little Island asked that, I thought the same thing! Ha! Love #2. Love the explanation of your name. Beautiful. and how sweet that your Dad influenced your name so. And #5, I'd be interested to hear what you wanted to do with the degree. My sister is a biologist, she works for that evil competitor of your husband's company in Ankeny. ;-)

    And a hello kiss to my sweet Becca, wishing you both wonderful travels!

  4. And hey--I voted for Obama, too!

    And I'm completely jealous that you are at QuiltCon. I just didn't get my act together to get there, but it is really fun reading about everyone's experience, and trolling the Instagram feed. Your daughter is so precious--hope you BOTH have fun!

    Elizabeth E.

  5. I'll have to check that author out, I like that genre too. Have you ever read any Orson Scott Card? He is my fave! Looks like you had fun at Quiltcon. I hope to go to the next one!

  6. Leila, I'm really late commenting on this post, but wanted you to know that I looove Connie Willis! And SciFi for that matter.

  7. p.s. and I'm bummed that I missed you and sweet Becca at QuiltCon.

  8. Checking out your blog and disappointed to read that you and Elizabeth did not vote for Governor Romney for President. He is a great man and would have been a GREAT President.