Well Hello There,
Since this is my first blog post.....ever, I guess I should introduce myself. My name is Debbie and I live in western Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh, for those of you who know where that is. I've been blessed to be able to be a happy homemaker, as Domestic Engineer, as hubby would say.
Most people write blogs about on thing, and one thing only. I am not capable of doing that, because I simply have too many interests. My life revolves, and evolves, around several different things, including, but not limited to, my Hubby, my critters (4 dogs and 2 cats at the moment, but that IS subject to change.) I'll introduce you to them later. I enjoy cooking and baking, I'll be sharing recipes and taste tests with you. I like to crochet, do needlepoint and cross stitch, and I like to quilt too. I have a quilt that I've been working on, well off and on, for 7 years now. (More off than on, but I'll get it done someday.) Now that I've told you about it, I guess I need to start working on it again. I garden, mostly veggies and can what I don't eat fresh or give away. I trade seeds and am a member of Idigmygarden.com which is a seed traders forum at Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. I also buy seeds from The Sample Seed Shop and Comstock Seeds (which is a sister company to Baker Creek).
I spend way too much time on Facebook, and my house is usually quite cluttered. Although I do keep the dishes cleaned, the house dusted and vacuumed, the laundry done, the beds made and the bathroom clean but.....we moved from a big ol' farm house to a 2 bedroom 14X70 mobile home and there just isn't enough room for all our, (okay, mostly my) stuff. I have a quilting frame which is wide enough to do a king sized quilt on, and a rug hooking frame which takes up too much room too, but I just can't get rid of them. (sigh) So they set along a wall taking up space. We just have too much, and I've given away so much already that I can't justify giving any more away.
I hope to someday move back to the country and have a bigger home again. Hubby likes to do wood working and would like some wood working tools and they take up a lot of room too. Our dream is to have a cordwood home and live off grid. What? You don't know what cordwood is. Well, let me tell you a little about it. Basically it's a home built out of fire wood, you know, like what you burn in a fire place or wood stove. Now don't laugh, sometime in the next few weeks I'll probably do a post about cordwood housing. They're amazing and beautiful. I'll tell you more about off grid living too.
Well friends, I have so much to share with you, but for now I need to let you go. You see, I am The Real Happy Homemaker and I have to get something started for Hubby, or he won't be happy when her gets home. I'll introduce you to him later too. He's quite the man and has a really interesting job, I think you'll like him.
Until next time dear friends I wish you many blessings.