Hello and welcome to my blog! Sharing my passion for fabric, quilting, sewing, gardening, and more!
Both my mother and grandmother are quilters and gardeners so it’s in my DNA! I remember my very first sewing project that my grandmother showed me as a kid and wish I had held onto the fabrics she gave me. She had taught me how to hand sew little scrappy squares together that would have one day become a Crazy Quilt. My grandmother sewed everything by hand! I also remember following my mom around quilt shows as a teen, not knowing that I would one day be just as eager to attend as she was. We found a quilting book with a butterfly pattern at a quilt show and that’s where my first teachings began. Mom showed me how to use a rotary cutter, rulers, sewing machine, piecing, etc. Mind you, my interest lasted a few days and it was forgotten; the quilt stored away in a closet. This quilt was brought back out from the dark and mom completed what we started 10+ years ago!
Gardening is another passion of mine and we’re slowly working on the garden plans around our home. We have lots of ideas and it will be a long process, but we can’t wait to see it all come together. I’m in zone 8 and working towards a water-wise landscape.
I also love to cross stitch. Mom cross stitched when I was a baby and since she no longer dabbles in that hobby, she passed to me all of her DMC thread stash. I’m enjoying how this stitching community is so caring, loving, and creative. This hobby is definitely making a come back!
So with that, I hope you enjoy my posts and images. I’ll definitely share some stories of my two cats Neko and Petey from time to time.
ps. Thank You Michelle for the blog name 🙂
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Christina, I’ve enjoyed reading through your blog. Can’t wait to read more.
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Hi Christina, we share a lot in common – a love of flowers, gardening, textiles and very similar blog names! My blog is petal & pins (on wordpress since 2012) – you might like to take a look!
Hopefully that isn’t too confusing, or at least brings readers to both.
kind regards, Sandra
Wow! Very similar indeed! I will definitely take a look. Thank you for stopping by 🙂
You have a lovely blog, what is a zone 8 area?
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Thank you so much! That is a USDA hardiness zone describing the average annual minimum temperature. This then tells you if a plant can survive the winter conditions. Zone 8 is around 10-15 degrees Fahrenheit. So that’s the coldest on avg that it gets in my part of Texas. Zone 9 is 20 degrees: a plant hardy to zone 9 might make it through our winter. So generally I like to buy plants that are hardy to zone 8. Higher zone plants can be potted and brought indoors for the winter.