Welcome to my blog!! I am a stay-at-home wife of a retired Army Officer. I will always be a HH6 (Household 6=Army Wife) to my amazing husband for almost 15 years and look forward to many, many more wonderful years. He retired as a LTC in the U.S. Army. We met in NYC on July 18, 2003 and instantly fell in love. We got engaged on February 13, 2004 and got married by the Justice of the Peace on April 23, 2004. E wanted to be married before he left for Iraq in October 2004. He was in theater for over a year and that was one of the hardest things I ever had to deal with in my life. We believe it made our love and marriage so much stronger. When he came back home, we had a big Military wedding on May 26, 2006 and honeymooned in the Adirondacks at the Wawbeek in Upper Saranac NY (unfortunately it is no longer there). We have lived on Fort Belvoir, VA, Fort Benning, GA, Kingston, Ontario, Canada (Exchange Officer), Wiesbaden, Germany and we are now back in the states. E is now retired and working as a Department of the Army Civilian at Ft Drum. He loves being back at Ft Drum and experiencing life now as a retiree.
I grew up in Brooklyn, NY and very proud to call myself a Brooklynite. I miss my family, friends, good food, the beaches and Manhattan's city vibe. We have a 12 year old yellow Lab named Holly, who always brings us so much joy and puts a smile on our faces. In June 2010, we lost our Tuxedo cat named Patch to a stroke. He had just turned 13 years old. Every time we think of him he puts a smile on our faces and we miss him terribly.
I learned how to sew from my Mom in 2008. My first projects were pillows and have been hooked ever since. In January 2010, I took sewing classes at Columbus State University's Continuing Ed program and received my Sewing Certificate in November 2010. I also enjoy scrapbooking and stamping and have been doing it for a number of years and really enjoying being crafty. My Mom and MIL tried to teach me how to knit and then I took knitting classes in August of 2011. I love photography and recently just started taking painting classes with E. The reason we started taking classes, was because last October I became very ill and almost lost my life. On my road to recovery, I was able to start venturing out a little bit and E enjoys painting and I wanted to enjoy a hobby of his. Well, I fell in love. We have done 3 paintings together and I can't wait to do more.
I am also doing more on my Silhouette. I just posted two new projects!!
I look forward to learning new things from all of the wonderful and crafty bloggers out there and seeing their beautiful creations.
Thank you for stopping by. Enjoy!