When I'm not hugging the husband, I might be:
- Homeschooling one (or all) of my five kids. We are "unschoolers," which means we go for child-led learning. Whatever they are interested in at the time, that's what we learn. It's busy and crazy and completely unconventional and I love it. So do they.
- Quilting. That's most likely why you're here. I love to sew. My mom taught me in 4-H years ago, and I made my first quilt when I was 18 (I really need to blog that first quilt!). I got seriously addicted after my first baby came along. By the time #4 arrived, the blogging world was coming alive with projects and tutorials and more inspiration than any sane person could handle. But who said I was sane?
- Baking. I've trained as a pastry chef, but my efforts are now channeled into birthday cakes and holiday desserts. My kids get some awesome cakes, let me tell you! I enter things into the fair (and I don't always win!), and I'm passing along my knowledge to my kids (and my friend with chocolate chip cookie dilemmas!).
- Reading. I love to read. I'm an aspiring novelist, and should probably spend more time writing instead of sewing, but sewing can be easily interrupted, where writing cannot. Still, it's in the works.