About Linda

Our wedding day almost 49 years ago

I am farm-raised Okie blogging from the Sam Houston National Forest of deep East Texas, married to my childhood sweetheart for 48 years, Mom to the two best kids on the planet, and grandma to the four funniest, smartest, and best-looking grandkids ever. I have lived in either Oklahoma or Texas all of my life.

We are both retired and now spend our days taking care of our 5 acres, doing things we love, and spoiling our pets. My husband has a shop where he "makes things", and I like to quilt in my sewing room and enable my fabric addiction. I also putz around with crafting and crochet. My other loves (in no particular order) include a lifelong fascination with weather, James Herriot and all things UK, carbohydrates, gardens, and my family.

My Sew-Called Quilts is my blog about quilting, recipes, and gardening. I've been quilting since 2010 when my sweet Mom passed away and I suddenly had a lot of time on my hands. Both my grandmothers were quilters, and I wish I had been smart enough to learn from them when I was younger. My favorite quilts are plus/cross, rainbow, and gradation.

Some odd facts about me:
  • I was born and raised on a farm in northeastern Oklahoma, got a degree in mathematics, married my childhood sweetheart, and had our first child my senior year of college. We've moved back and forth from Oklahoma to Texas, back again, and have finally retired in Texas. We still miss Oklahoma!
  • I owned my own catering company, For Goodness Sake, from 2007 to 2012 - best job ever!
  • We have four rescued animals - three kitties (Katy, Jack, and Rosie) and our dog Buddy - and it's all about their comfort!
  • I am a trained storm spotter for the National Weather Service and love storms and towering supercells, so that officially makes me a weather geek.
  • I have my Conceal Carry license and enjoy shooting pistols (at a paper target!)
  • I intended to use my degree in mathematics to teach junior high math, but I had a baby instead and never got around to renewing my teacher certification.
  • I may be the only Republican quilter in the US. 

At our recent 70th birthday dinner!


  1. Thank you for sharing this about yourself. You sound so interesting...and the Republican part is REFRESHING!


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