I'm a stay at home mom to 3 awesome kids and a wife to a super supportive, loving, all around awesome guy. I am addicted to my children, they are amazing! They are my biggest challenge and my most important work. Without them life would be boring and pointless.
I love crafts of all kinds but sewing is my favorite. I love the end result. My mom taught me how to use her sewing machine when I was really young. I don't remember an exact age but I wasn't very old. Maybe 6 or 7. Other than a few lessons from her I am self taught. As far as quilting, I am completely self taught. Thanks to the internet I have learned a lot of new skills and learning new things makes me absolutely giddy.
I didn't make my first real quilt until high school but I loved it. I made another a few years later as a wedding gift for my husband but never finished it. I put quilting aside for a while when life got busy but I have a new Singer sewing machine and a huge studio to get creative in. I love making functional quilts. Blankets for my kids, place mats, bags, pillows. I love seeing the excitement on my kids faces when I give them something I have made myself.
This blog is called Happy Momma Quilts because I recently opened a new chapter in my life and it's a really good one. My husband and I said to each other back in January "This is our year, it just has to be!" So far it really has been the best year of my life! I'm a happy momma and quilting is just one of the many things in my life that makes me happy.