About Me

About Me

Hi!  I’m Tia.

I’m originally from Maryland, but I now love calling North Carolina my home.  I learned to crochet for the first time from my aunt when I was expecting my first child.  Needless to say, after he was born, there wasn’t much time to crochet.  Then came my daughter, and other than sewing Halloween costumes for them, most of my crafting time was spent doing projects with them.  We started doing an annual Christmas project together when they were small, and it’s something we still get together to do every year.  Fast forward about 25 years.  I decided to give crochet a try again.  It came back to me fairly quickly after I followed a few online videos.  Once I got comfortable with it, I started altering patterns and then creating my own patterns.  Next step was sharing them with all of you!  I get my inspiration from various places, but mostly it comes from whatever my needs are at the time (like a purse or a bench cover, etc.) and whatever yummy yarn I come across!

Along with crocheting, I like to share other simple things that I’ve found that make my life easier.  Ask anyone who knows me, and they will tell you that I’m the go-to person for whatever is quick and easy.  It’s just the way I roll.  🙂

Tea is another huge passion of mine, and I’m happiest when I can play with yarn and sip a hot cup of tea –  preferably darjeeling!  My husband and I have a tea date every Friday morning.  It’s one of the highlights of my week.

And finally, the most important thing in my life is my family.  My husband and kids are everything to me.  We used to take a family vacation every year when they were young.  Obviously, it’s not so easy to coordinate everyone’s schedule now that they’re actual grown-ups.  But we still manage to do it from time to time.  The picture below was taken on a family trip to Charlottesville, VA.  We stayed at The Iris Inn which is absolutely incredible!  If you’re ever in Charlottesville, you should definitely check it out.

Enjoy the patterns and ideas you find here on my site.  Let me know if you have any questions or comments.

I’ll end with my motto:  Say what you mean, mean what you say, and if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all… and keep it simple. 🙂