We are Elizabeth and Elizabeth, two girls who married brothers and ended up with the exact same name. We are also the same age, both former school teachers, have the same number of children, live in the same county, have dogs rescued from the pound, and share a love for sewing, quilting and the art of homemaking.
Together we blog over at Simple Simon and Company where we get the opportunity to share tips, tricks, tutorials, recipes, and thoughts with our readership.
Simple Simon and Company began as an experiment to see if we could come up with a different project to share on the internet for 30 days. That experiment began 6 years ago and we could have never imagined at the time where that experiment would take us.
Since beginning our blog we have been on an amazing journey! We have been fortunate enough to write articles for a number of magazines including: Where Women Create, Sew News, and Quilty. We have appeared on several television shows (Sew It All and The Love of Quilting), taught classes at conferences (SNAP, ALT, Pinners, and Build Your Blog), filmed numerous how to videos with a variety of companies, have designed a line of both sewing and quilting patterns, and have written our own book “The Simple Simon Guide to Patchwork Quilting”.
We also have been given the opportunity to design fabric for Riley Blake Designs and have just finished up creating our 6th collection with them! Like we said…this has been an amazing journey.
And while we feel blessed indeed for all of the opportunities that have been afforded us perhaps the greatest opportunity of them all is the chance we have gotten to meet so many magical women on our journey. Women who have taught, inspired, and encouraged us along this path. From readers to industry professionals we have discovered that those who sew are amongst the kindest people on the planet and we feel lucky every day to rub shoulders with such a remarkable group of women.
So here’s to sewing, quilting, and homemaking…it truly is an adventure and we’d like to invite you all to join us for the ride.
-Elizabeth & liZ
If you have any questions, comments, concerns or just want to chat you can always email us HERE. Or we can easily be found in any of the following locations:
Blog: Simple Simon and Company
Facebook: Simple Simon and Co
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Our Shop: Simple Simon and Company Shop
*NOTE: We are often asked what machines we sew on…and our answer is always “On our baby locks!” Each of us sew on baby lock sewing machines (we use both the Elizabeth and the Unity), we serge on our baby lock Evolutions, and quilt using either the Coronet or the Crown Jewel (both baby lock machines as well!).