My name is Mellissa ; a Stay-At-Home-Mom. I’m always busy! I’m raising two kids, and they keep me on the go. I have a girl (3) and a boy (6).
I love to craft. I always have something going. I crochet, sew, paint, and just about anything else that I can get my hands on. I’m trying to limit my crafting to sewing and crocheting. The other crafts take away from those two, and they are my favorites. I’m also most productive at them.
I have crocheted since I was in middle school. I would take it up and then forget about it. When I married my husband, his mother was an avid crocheter and all around crafter. She sparked my love for crochet and lit the spark for sewing. She was an amazing woman. We lost her to cancer some years back, and since then, I have never put down crocheted totally again.
My love for sewing really came when my daughter was born. The spark turned into a wildfire. So, you see, I haven’t been sewing all that long. My experience comes in the fact that I sew almost every day. So, that is a lot of hours sitting at my machine learning. I’m not perfect at it and never will be. Sewing has helped me let go of perfection and learn that it is ok if things aren’t perfect. This has also helped me love myself a little more…knowing that I will never be perfect and live up to my old standards.
I also like to bake. I’m not too fond of regular cooking, but I do love to bake up something sweet for my kids to eat…and me too. I do the regular cooking thing…when I have to. I’m good at it, but I just prefer to bake.
I love to read, but I don’t get very many chances these days. Cyberpunk is my favorite genre. My husband first introduced me to this genre, and I just can’t get enough. Effinger, Stephenson, and Gibson are among my favorite authors.
I love to watch movies. I also love the watch TV. I know in the eyes of many this makes me brain-dead, but it just one of those hobby that I have. My all-time favorite TV show is I Love Lucy; corny, I know, but it is my favorite. I watch it whenever I get the chance.
I’m a Southern Baptist Christian. My religion is very important to me. A great deal of people are turned off when I say that I’m Southern Baptist, but if you get to know me…I think you will see that it isn’t a horrible trait to have
I was born and raised in the south. Since marrying my husband, I have lived all over the country. I’ve never given up my southern accent, colloquialisms, or ways. It is just a part of who I am.
I am married to the most wonderful man in the entire world. He has to be away for work a good bit, and it makes getting through the rigors of life tough. But, we are still as much in love today as we were 11 years ago when we got married.
Now, you must think, she’s been married 11 years…how old is she?!?! I’m only 31. I married young…we waited to have children.
The last thing that you need to know about me is that I love holidays. I go overboard decorating and participating. Tradition is very important to me. Holidays, especially Christmas, turn me back into a 4 year old.
These are just a few of the facts that help make me who I am.