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 🙂