A Little bit about me


A little bit about me

I am from northern New York State, about 30 miles from the Canadian border. My husband and I moved to Southwest Florida when my employer offered to relocate me here. It was a perfect opportunity as my daughter had recently moved to central Florida and my husband’s children were grown and living away from the area.

 Eight years ago, I was diagnosed with MS. I was in my fifties and was blessed that it was a mild case. Five years ago, the doctors treated me for a relapse and told me that I would not be able to return to work. I had been a retail district manager for years and had stepped down to the store manager level to take some of the stress off from me and try to keep the disease from advancing. They said it wasn’t enough. I just could not work any longer. After about a year and a half of rest, a case of Sepsis, two surgeries, and 3 weeks in intensive care, I began to feel well enough to start crafting again. (Thankfully I can say that my MS is now stable.)

I am a creator at heart. I have sewn since I was 12. I knit, crochet, needlepoint, do crewel work and do cross-stitch. I have made 4 wedding gowns, many bridesmaids dresses, men’s, children’s and women’s clothes, and quilts. I do reupholstery, I can help build things and tear them down. I have had almost every Cricut ever made as well as too many craft gadgets to count.I am a certified studio photographer and have developed black and white film. I have a knitting machine, 2 sewing/embroidery combo machines, a serger, and a commercial 15 needle embroidery machine. 

As you can see, I am a creator. The things you find here on this blog, on my YouTube channel, and on my Facebook pages are a reflection of that. I love to create; I love to teach, and I love to help people tap into that creative side of themselves.

I am happy that you are on this journey with me. Please feel free to comment, ask questions, and post what you have created.


11 comments:

  1. I am so totally blessed to have found this site. I can't begin to tell you how "in awe" I am with your journey. Continued blessings for you and I am so looking forward to learn from you.

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    1. Lynne, thank you for your kind comments and for joining me on this journey. I hope you find creative inspiration and maybe some files that you can use.

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  3. *** Reposting since my previous one didn't have my name attached**
    You are an amazing, strong and creative lady, and I am also delighted to have found your site. I'm also a crafts, photography and sewing lover and I appreciate your sharing your skills and experience. Stay well and continue to do all the things you love!

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    1. Gina, thank you so much. I also have a love for photography. Many, many years ago I was a studio portrait photographer. I think when we are creative, it comes out in many forms. I appreciate your kind comments and hope you find something to inspire you here.

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  5. Cindy, I admire your passion on crafting. My sister also had MS an had to retire in her fifties because of a relapse. Western New York an Southern Canada have a lot of MS patients. She liked to tinker in crafting to keep her mind busy. Be well an keep crafting !

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    1. Debbie, sorry for the delay in replying. I had a houseful of guests from NY until recently. Unfortunately you are so right about NY and Canada having a high rate of MS. They say it has some connection to cold environments. It may be the vitamin D thing. Best advise there is to get your D levels checked regularly and supplement.

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  6. WNY girl is me, sorry i didnt post my name

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  7. Hi Cindy, I am from Germany and in youtube I saw the bikini card, made with Cricut design space. Where can I find or buy the project? I did not see it in Cricut accsess. Hope of your help.
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