Hi! I am Joanne – wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend and teacher. I am married to my best friend and an understanding guy who is willing to support my whimsies. Between us, we have two beautiful daughters, a great son-in-law and a lively grandson; two spoiled Boston terriers and a loco cat from Spain. My “80-something” mom lives with us along with her rescue beagle. Needless to say, it is always busy and loud at our house!

I come from a long line of creative women. My best childhood memories are of sitting at my grandmother’s kitchen table “creating.” I still have my grandmother’s hole-puncher (cardboard tag still attached). My own two daughters held their first paintbrushes by the age of two and I am so proud of their talents.

 The fine arts, crafting and using digital tools have always interested me. I enjoy the hunt, as well as the find of vintage or industrial things. If wearing old cloths and digging deep is the plan; then all the better. I love to look at an old piece and imagine new uses. I look at old treasures and wonder, “What is your story?”

I love color, the feel of soft cotton fabric and modern quilting. I’m constantly visualizing new quilt blocks. I’ve opened an etsy shop because I can’t keep all the quilts I’m making. 🙂  I’d be honored if you visited my shop to take a look: http://www.tinbuttons.etsy.com  

This blog started mainly for myself and family – but has started to sprout baby wings. I’d love to hear what YOU are doing, what INSPIRES you. Drop a line!

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  1. I, too, enjoy finding “treasures”. Our home is a mix of antiques and modern pieces. I will check back often to see what new things you have found and done. Thanks for stopping by today.

    • Yep. Our Phoebe loves to lie on pine straw (why?) in the flower beds. She is getting along, 13 years-old now. But she’s still a pistol. 🙂

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