About

IMG_1270Hello 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 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! it now lays on a settee that faces the fireplace in our home.

The beginning of my fabric stashΒ  contained Dear Stella’s Feathers in cream, Quint Floral in cream, Autumn Stripe in cream, and Art Gallery Fabric’s Menagerie Onyx. That’s when I became a addicted to fabric and learning more about quilting and sewing. I now have a bin-full of stash fabric, baskets of scraps, and baggies of snippets πŸ˜‰ There are so many unique designs, themes, and qualities about fabric that make me obsessed. I’m trying to use what I buy and not become a fabric hoarder, but I guess you can never have too much fabric!

Gardening is another passion of mine that I recently developed. My husband and I purchased our first house not to long ago and we’ve slowly been working on the garden plans. We have lots of ideas and it will be a long process, but can’t wait to see it all come together. I’m in a zone 8 area and working towards a water-wise landscape.

So with that, I hope you enjoy my posts and images. I’ll definitely share some stories of my two cats Neko and Petey and also of my aquarium hobby from time to time.

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ps. Thank You Michelle for the blog name πŸ˜€ It’s perfect!

~Christina

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5 thoughts on “About

  1. 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

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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.

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