My name is Patricia and I was born in 1950 when gas was 18 cents a gallon, you could buy a new home for less that $9,000, a new car for $1,500 and the avg. wage was $3,210 per year. Some of you know me as Mamaw.  I am currently married to a guy that thinks he is a comedian his name is John, we have been married for 20 yrs.  I am mother/stepmother to five gorgeous daughters and  fifteen precious grandchildren.  I am a country girl living in the Deep Piney Woods of East Texas on fifteen acres.

 I have an Etsy Shop, It's About Time Mamaw on Etsy handmade children's clothing, lap, stadium and crib quilts. The shop is closed at this time and may open at a later date.  I am the leader of an amazing  group of Estians, Children Are Our Future Team on Etsy.

 I have always loved reading. My earliest readings was Nancy Drew. Christian fiction is what I best enjoy reading but I do read a variety of other books. Some of my favorite authors are Robin Lee Hatcher, Beth Wiseman, Tricia Goyer, Colleen Coble, Janette Oke, Tamera Alexander, C. J. Lyons, Sue Russell, Julie Cave, Michael Draper and Nora Roberts aka J.D.Robb. 

Both my blogs have authors as guest, book tours, book reviews and book giveaways . I review clean adult/young adult/children reads. On this blog I mainly have kids books. You can find the adult/young adult book post on my other blog It's Time To Read Mamaw. If you are a writer and would like to be featured or have a book tour on my blog or if you would like me to read and review your book, please contact me. 

 As far as my education I went to school in Houston and also attended a court reporting Institute. 

Something you may not know about me.  For several years I drove a big rig.  At first I was driving with my husband, John all over Texas. Then I drove one by myself  locally so I  could be home every night. I am now retired.  But we still own two rigs one my husband drives the other has a hired driver.

I started sewing on my great grandmother's Singer treadle sewing machine in the late 1950's as soon as I was big enough to reach the peddle. I own that machine now. I made Barbie clothes when the Barbie doll first came out. I starting making clothes for family members and myself around the time I was in Junior High. I took sewing in Home Economics Class. I took several classes at the Singer Store. In 1970 I got married and had my first daughter and I was making things for her as soon a I found out I was pregnant. Then I had two more girls and I kept sewing.

I went through a rough time starting in 1990 when my girls dad and I divorced after 18 yrs of marriage. I didn't sew anything for several years. I even got rid of my sewing machine. Then I married my current husband in 1992. He had two daughters and two sons. Now all our children are grown and have given my husband and I fifteen precious grandchildren.

The next few years I did sew occasionally, but not like I did when my girls were young.

Early in 2011 one of my daughters suggested that it was about time I start sewing again and sell the stuff I make. Hence the name of my shop, It's About Time Mamaw.

I started my shop on February 3, 2011. I had one item in my shop. Then I was gradually able to add more items. I would like to say the shop is doing well but I am guessing this was not a good year with the recession and all to start a business venture. So I joined some Etsy groups and labs to learn more about promoting my shop. Then came the advice to start a blog, facebook and twitter. My blog was started February 21, 2011. Facebook and Twitter was soon to follow. I have since joined the amazing Blogaholic Social Network.

Since I have such a passion for reading I started a book blog, It's Time To Read Mamaw on June 16, 2011. Shortly after the blog started I joined another great network for readers and writers of books, Book Blogs.

I have met some amazing people from all over the world and hope to met more. I have definitely become a real blogaholic and loving it.

Keep coming back and visit my blogs and social networks. You might run into my daughters and grandkids on my facebook wall they are all over the place. ;)

Grab my button! Join me on GFC! Follow me on Facebook and Twitter! Check out my photo albums on my facebook page for pics of my family and pets(3 dogs & many cats).

All of this started in hopes of promoting my Etsy Shop. 

Thanks for making my blog such a success and keeping me entertained and informed while reading your comments and visiting your blogs!

Patricia aka Mamaw

You can find me here:
It's About Time Mamaw on Etsy
Family Oriented Blog - It' About Time Mamaw
Christian Adult/Young Adult Book Blog - It's Time To Read Mamaw
My Goodreads
My G+
My Facebook Page

Groups I have Joined on Goodreads:
Christian Fiction Devourers
Christian Girly Girls Chat
JUST FOR FUN Reading Challenge 2012
Fans of Christian Romance
WaterBrook Multnomah Publishers

I Review Books for:
I like to consider author requested reviews also.

The World of Peachtree Publishers

PumpUpYour Book

World of Ink

Litfuse Publicity

Tyndale House Publishers

Blogging for Books/WaterBrook Multnomah

Booksneeze/Thomas Nelson/Tommy Nelson

Glass Road PR