Friday, June 13, 2008

Welcome to my world!

Hello and welcome to my world! This is my new blog to share all sorts of crafting, running and family things going on! I have an old blog (Crafty Chiks Playground) but because of some goof ups that I can't get blogger to help me with I started a new one! Just a little about me;

Proud Air Force wife - DH is an E9

Mom of 3 great kids - Jessica is 23, Michael is 20 and is a Navy guy living in Guam, and my youngest is still at home with me, Breanna is 15!

Breanna is also my photographer so you'll be seeing lots of pictures from her including the one on my header! Give the girl a camera and it's like seeing the world through her eyes as she takes some very interesting photos of things I would never think of!

I like to stay active and I try to run every day, at least when the weather is nice enough - I'm not a treadmill kind of girl! So far my biggest accomplishment is a 1/2 marathon which I ran last year. I"m training for another....that means collectively I can say I ran a whole one right?! LOL!

I like to craft just about anything however, I can't do anything with yarn except tangle it up! LOL! My Mom was a yarn magician but that gene was not passed on to this kid! My crafting talents are in the sewing, quilting and paper areas! I have been a pattern tester for one quilt book author (Lois Fletcher of Peace by Piece Designs), I have a quilt block that I designed and quilted in the 50th Anniversary of the Air Force quilt that is now hanging in the Air Force Museum. I've won a couple of contests but nothing big! I used to paint wall murals and windows for a while but hung up my paint brush as I decided it wasn't my "cup of tea"! I am a Stampin Up demo but mostly for the discount! I love their prices on everything and the quality is great! But, alas, I am a rubber stamp junky and have them from every where including a couple of new favorites which are "Paper Trey Ink" and "Bella Stamps"! I've also adopted quite a few from Michael's so I guess you could say I'm not monogamous to SU! LOL!

For now I'm the registrar at a local elementary school. I can honestly say I LOVE MY JOB! Well, I love working with the kids anyway! They all make my day! Nothing beats being swarmed by kindergartners just wanting a hug! Someone told me once - don't pass up an opportunity to hug a child, it may be the only one they get!

This summer marks 3 years we've been at this duty location and finds us on the move again! My DH was selected to go back to school so we're heading North to Ohio! We're also building a house in Beavercreek Ohio - yeah! I finally get to practice what I've been learning on HGTV! LOL!

That's "me" in a nutshell!

I hope you come back to visit often!

Until then.....................................


betsy said...

HI Michelle,
I love your blog and please tell Brenna that I love the picture of the Rose!!!!
Welcome to Ohio!

Stamp Ohio

bensarmom said...

Welcome to blog land. I'm in N.E. Ohio, where is Beavercreek? Welcome to Ohio!