Hi there, this is Melissa, the older sister of Sarah and Amanda. I was asked to contribute, and I am so excited!
I just wanted to take the time to introduce myself and let you know some things I have been working on. I live with my husband, Andrew, and our three doggies-Pee Wee, Kona, and Ginger! Of course the are the cutest pups around, I will post pictures at a later date!
I spend my time working for a local non-profit in town because I am social worker. In my spare time I love to read a good book, sew a new project, work on my garden, try out a new recipe, or redecorate a room in my house!
Currently, I am working on a quilt. As you can see I have 4 squares done. I have this hanging on my wall. It is a Fons and Porter product and allows you to visualize your quilt. The fabric I am using is a Moda Charm Pack called Le Petite Ecole. It is absolutely adorable, as are all moda fabrics. I hope to keep you updated on its progress!
I also wanted to share pictures of my first spring garden. My husband built the base, and we filled it with compost from our local natural gardener. I have planted: tomatoes, rosemary, squash, green beans, garlic, onions, potatoes, cucumber, lettuce and strawberries.
If they survive, I look forward to cooking with these items. I have been cooking 2 new recipes a week, so I hope to share soon!
One more thing: A quick and easy way to update your patio! I added lights from Target, big bulbs with lots of light. Then I bought three hanging baskets with beautiful petunias! It made a world of difference and added some spring into my back yard!
Talk to you soon!