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.
You can comment on any blog post, or feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org