Here is the post nobody ever reads on a blog - the very first one. But you've got to start somewhere, right? So, here goes.
My name is Beth. Hi! I am a stay-at-home mom to my super-busy, super-talkative 2 year old son. We recently moved to central Pennsylvania from New Mexico so my husband could become a professor of mechanical engineering. We lived in New Mexico for 7 years, and while there are a FEW things I miss, for the most part I am much happier on the east coast.
I used to be a veterinarian. Well, I still am a vet, I am just taking a bit of a break. It is a very long story involving an unhappy job experience - maybe I'll tell you about it sometime. For now, we'll just say that the moment I found out I was pregnant with my son, I knew I would be staying at home with him.
Like most SAHMs, I found myself in need of some hobbies to keep me sane. I've always enjoyed being creative, so its not a huge surprise that I pulled out the VERY basic Singer my mom gave me when I went to college and started trying to remember the home ec skills from middle school. Though I started with some pillows, I have been quilting for about 2 years now, and I am mainly self-taught from blogs and books. I think I do ok! And though my grandmother taught me how to crochet at a very young age, I took a few knitting classes last year and have added that to the repertoire.
Why blog? I know there are already a ton of blogs written by people much more talented and personable than I. The main reason I decided to start blogging is that I already "think in blog"; that is, I find myself writing blog posts in my head while I'm working at the sewing machine or knitting needles. Pretty sad, right? I decided that actually writing blog posts would at least be a little less sad than just thinking them :)
Soooooo. I would like this blog to be about sewing, quilting, knitting, crocheting and whatever other hobbies I pick up along the way (I tend to collect them!) There will probably be other, mommy-type things thrown in, too. I will try to put lots of pictures in, because I know that's what I like in the blogs I read. I'm not sure I will ever be confident enough in my skills to create tutorials, but I will be happy to link to the ones I am following. And I would love to know someone out there is reading this and finding some value in it, but if not, that's ok too. Because I'm mainly doing this to get the blog posts out of my brain!