Saturday, February 5, 2011

My First Blog

A co-worker has gotten me hooked on reading blogs, and because I am also wannabe crafter she also informed me that I can create a blog to follow other blogs for inspiration.  Just the other day we were talking about getting lost in blog world, and I decided I will give it a try.

Now I am not much of a writer, but I do love to read and be inspired to create things - hopefully I will be able to move past just mere inspiration and actually move to creation. I am not sure if will be able to blog, but if it works out some of my interests I plan to learn about (and hopefully write about) include:

1) Sewing, my grandma-in-law lives one block away and was a seamstress for the little town I now live in. I moved with my husband here last summer.  She has also graciously agreed to give me sewing lessons, and gingerbread cookie lessons (her cookies are legendary - mine are dunkers).

2) DIY - my husband and I recently bought a house that was built in the '50s, it is very dated and has an unfinished basement.  There are so many home improvement projects to get my hands on in making this house our home.

3) Cooking - don't get me wrong, I can cook.  But I yearn to try and experience new things and to be the person coming to a potluck or get together where people say, "I hope she brings..." "You have never had ____ until you have had hers", or "I've never would have thought to try this, but now I'm hooked".  Now  I realize that sounds a bit of a self-centered goal, but I'm okay with that. I married into a family of amazing cooks, who love to host and have their guests rolling out when they leave.  I want to be able to fit in and move beyond the responsibility of bringing the relish tray.

4) Parenting - I am the mother of a 15 month old boy with a 2nd baby due the end of May.  Parenting is a never ending learning journey that I am just embarking on. Which also ties into my deisre of learning how to sew and make things, instead of buy things for my children....not that I have anything against shopping ;)

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