Hello and thanks for stopping by! My name is Tami. I'm a 40-something wife, mom to two GREAT girls (ages 10 and 13), a former second grade teacher and currently a special education aide who lives in Wisconsin.
I have been sewing for most of my life. My mom was a quilter and crafter when I was growing up, and she was my first teacher, in many, many ways. She was also my 4-H leader. Through 4-H, she and I, and countless other girls in our club, explored sewing, crafting, cake decorating, flower arranging, quilting and many other forms of creativity that I still enjoy today.
Like many other quilt bloggers, I stopped sewing for a while when my girls were very young. But, as they grew, and as I stepped away from my full time teaching position in 2014, I hoped I'd have lots and lots of "free time" to sew and quilt. I had high hopes of churning out a quilt a month and saw myself getting up early to sew as well as sewing late into the evening. Well, things haven't turned out that way.
Life quickly filled up with a new job that I love, increasingly time consuming and more meaningful activities for my kiddos (including 4-H, finally! I am SO thrilled!) and a multitude of other wonderful things. Our lives are full, and happy and busy, but...so much for free time!
I am learning how to balance life with a hobby that I find very rewarding. I am also learning that sewing, and other creative endeavors are not just hobbies, they really are important components in managing my stress and helping me to keep a positive outlook.
My blog is a place for me to record and reflect on what I create. I hope it will also become a tool to help me connect to other quilt bloggers. I love the sense of community that I've observed as a long time reader of blogs, and I'm jumping in to join the fun!
I hope you'll stay awhile, look around, and leave me a comment or two!