About Me

About Me:
I am a 33 year old living in Northwest Wisconsin with my husband and our two cats.  I work full time and try to cram all the things I enjoy (like sewing, baking, and reading) around that.  

I like trying new recipes and techniques in the kitchen. I love grocery shopping as long as the grocery store isn't crowded (which means you just have to go after 8pm around here).  I also love growing things on my deck and visiting the Farmer's Market.  

Most of my favorite books have some sort of fantasy element to them.  I think it's because The Chronicles of Narnia were some of my earliest readings.  I usually have one fiction and one nonfiction book I'm reading at the same time.  If you want to see what I like, feel free to check me out on Goodreads .

I started sewing more a couple years ago.  I have enough fabric to last me for years but I always seem to find something that I think I need.  I've recently started sewing more clothes for myself.  But my favorite things to sew are projects that come together fast and are functional- like totes, purses, and bags.

I also like to putz with other handcrafts.  I really want to become proficient in knitting and crocheting.  I dabble in cardmaking, stamping, and lots of other things.

I'm definitely a homebody, but  I like to adventure out every now and then.  I love Lake Superior, coffee, lavender scented things, fabric, and the outdoors.

About Chair in the Shade:
I started Chair in the Shade on June 26, 2013 because I thought it would help me be more productive with getting through projects.  I always have a huge list of recipes I want to try, things I want to make, and stuff to sew, so I thought if I could post about my results, it might motivate me more.

What I Hope You Get Out of This Blog:
I hope you feel motivated to try something new, to finish a goal, and most of all just to enjoy simple things life has to offer.

Contact Info:
You can comment on any blog post, or feel free to email me at info@chairintheshade.com


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  2. Hi. Nice to meet you. We have a lot in common. I enjoy crafting also. Thanks for sharing. :)

  3. Such a great blog with some really fun stuff in it!

  4. Hi there- Good to learn more about you!