Sunday, March 25, 2012

Just starting

I really enjoyed participating in the blog hops over Christmas and for St. Patrick's Day, and reading the many blogs out there.  This one will be a mix of everything:  family life, my sewing business, and our greenhouse business.  I am a mother of 5 children, who slowly but surely are growing up.  Our oldest is almost 21, and already out of the house. Number 2 is ready to head out to University come fall. The third one just got her G1 licence, and will be getting driving lessons during the next couple of months.  Number 4 is the only male, and prefers it if his sisters weren't around to bug him all the time.  Our youngest is 11, and thinks she knows everything about anything and everything. (Which of course she doesn't!)  

Hubby has a greenhouse business, and we're busy planting, transplanting and making baskets and planters ready for sale for the spring season.  I love walking in the greenhouses, and seeing all the colours and all the plants getting ready.  Can't wait to get in there myself to help him.  Which will happen within the next couple of weeks.

I have my own sewing business.  I do a lot of wedding attire alterations, will make some things from scratch, and have a stack of quilt tops ready to be made into quilts.  However, that is more my hobby, and sewing takes preference right now.  I make dresses, pillows, bags, and anything that can be sewn together.  Lately it has been pj's for family members.  I do most of the sewing out of my own house. I like that I can set my own hours, and even evenings to have people over for fittings.    During the last couple of years this part has really been taking off, and I love seeing people come back for different weddings, or their own. 

I will be putting up some pictures of the things I have sewn in the next couple of weeks, but wanted to introduce myself in this blog first. 

Thanks for reading, and thanks for following!

Maria Kievit

1 comment:

Marcia - Crafty Sewing and Quilting said...

Thanks for inviting me to hop over and see your blog and I am your first follower!
Sounds like you are a busy woman with kids and a sewing business! Cool!
I wish that I had started my quilting business when my kids were still at home, but I worked fulltime teaching then! We camped on our weekends and spend time as a family then.
Thanks for following me too!