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.