Hello. Since this is my first post I thought I would introduce myself. My name is Mary and I have been married to my high school sweetheart for almost 27 years. We have three sons, one daughter-in-law and a soon to be daughter-in-law.
We live rurally and my husband and I have found over the years we can do most anything we set our minds to. We built our home ourselves. I mean my dad and I dug the basement and I know where most of the wiring and plumbing runs. It was a good thing for the kids because it helped them develop a DIY attitude.
I have always sewn. My first memories of sewing are using a needle and thread to close up the holes in my teddy bear when I was about four. My mother suffered from depression a lot and as a result I got to do a lot of things other kids weren't. By the time I was 8 I was sewing doll dresses for my sisters and the neighbor kids on my mom's Singer. My mom always managed to make us new dresses every Easter and frequently made my clothes. However, Mom couldn't be bothered w/ little details like pressing! She was an expert at zippers but could never get a button hole correct. I, therefore, am great at button holes but really have to work at zippers.
I have cooked since I was about eight, also. That was when my parents divorced and I ended up cooking a lot. When we married my husband and I were 19 and 18, respectively. We had very little and had to be very frugal. I started gardening and canning then.
Now, I sew to fill my time and I garden to fill jars for my boys to use. I recently started quilting pretty seriously. As a result I bought an HQ16. I go to take lessons two weeks from today and then I am going to bring it home to play! I am excited and nervous at the same time.
I didn't intend this post to be so long. Now, you know a bit about me. Pictures of important stuff will come in the future.