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 My earliest memories are of ‘doing’….
sewing {learning on an old Singer from the 1940’s},
helping my Dad build our house {I’m sure he didn’t mind one bit!?!}
crocheting {I used a big plastic needle and taught myself….oi},
using my knit magic {loved that thing} to make everyone scarfs {okay…they were tubes that looked like colons},
saving scraps of whatever to make stuff later {I hate to waste},
starting my own family newspaper {I got a kids typewriter for Christmas one year and used carbon paper for the copies},
and some other stuff along the way.
I don’t have much time to create now but the feeling of wanting to create…needing to create…has never been stronger.
Most days I just look to see what others are creating and making mental notes of what I want to do
and sometimes I actually do it!
I am married.
I love my husband more today than yesterday…
He looks so good but how does he smell? How to encourage good hygiene and tips for how to deal with stinky teen and pre teen boys.
I have three sons…
each so unique and so wonderful…
each bringing a smile to my face every day….
For several years I was a single mom working up to three jobs at a time…
working in an office….
missing my kids….
but now I am home…
I am a Christian…I have been for as long as I can remember.
I have not always lived the Christian life….
I would love to say that I had…but each day offers a new beginning….
and for that I am thankful.
I like to share my faith…
not insist that someone hear it
but instead that they see it in my life.
I don’t pretend to have all the answers.
I am a homeschooler….
Even before I had kids I knew that I wanted to homeschool them….
It has not always been easy or convenient…
but I am thankful for this time with them….
I know they grow so quickly and each moment I have with them is such a treasure.
*updated 4/2019:: My oldest son has graduated college, my middle son is currently in college, and my baby is now several inches taller than me and finishing middle school – it has all gone by far too quickly 
When I was younger I studied to be a commercial pilot…..
I love to fly…such a feeling of freedom…
I haven’t flown in years…
but I may again some day.
I love to encourage people and to be encouraged…
I am very shy…
Words escape me most of the time.
I think of things to say or to write but when it comes to
putting them down on paper {or blog} or saying them
there seems to be a disconnect…..sort of a loose wire!
{I’m a hugger…that is what I resort to when the disconnect occurs!}
I love to call myself a homemaker…
to cook, bake, clean, sew, craft, garden and so much more…..
I hope you join me as I do what I can taking one day at a time, sharing my creations and thoughts…..

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