I'm Jessica, Ruth's oldest daughter. Mom taught me how to sew at an early age and it's been one of my passions ever since.
I remember my first sewing project--a pair of red culottes. Then there was the matching skirt and lined vest Mom helped me with. How I hated doing the lining on that vest...and I have never tackled another one since. By the time we got the vest done, the skirt was too small, and I never wore either! Somehow though, clothing construction became my favorite aspects of sewing. I also enjoy quilting and home crafts. I make and sell baby quilts and other boutique items on etsy (www.sewchicgirl.etsy.com) as well as at occasional local craft venues.
I've been married for 6 years and am blessed to be a mommy to two crazy little kiddos. I have less time to sew (and blog!) these days, but I make up for it in morning cuddles and park playdates, countless storybooks, and lots of wet kisses from the little people who mean the most to me!
Hello! My name is Ruth and I love to sew. :-)
My husband of 29 years and I have been blessed with 7 beautiful children, 3 wonderful sons-in-law, and 3 precious grandchildren. We have been homeschooling for 20+ years, but as the older kids have left the nest I am now only teaching the three younger ones. I love spending time with my family, but I can often be found in the sewing room or sitting with some type of handiwork.
My mother tried to teach me to sew when I was a girl, but it never "took" until I was pregnant with my first child and I sewed some maternity clothes. I have been sewing ever since. In addition to sewing, I also enjoy crocheting, embroidery, smocking, knitting, and quilting. I don't pretend to be an expert at any of it, but I do enjoy attempting new skills and techniques.
Oh, I must confess that I also enjoy spending time on the computer. Maybe if spent less time on the computer I would get more sewing done! :-)
This page was updated 2/2012.