Learning needlecrafts began as a young child when I would sit with my grandmother begging her “let me do it too” while she knitted, crocheted, embroidered, made Christmas trees from costume jewelry, and the list continues. I was mesmerized by it all.
After learning how to sew on an old Singer sewing machine that only had one stitch choice (straight and forward), I wholeheartedly jumped into an area that excited my soul. What was it about needles, thread, and fabric that made my soul happy? As the years went by, my skills improved as did the level of my projects. Soon I was creating baby sleepers for my children, prom gowns as they grew up, cotton fabric bunnies with matching clothing to sell (remember those?!), wedding party dresses, and more. Until one day a quilt pattern reached out and grabbed me. I was a goner and to this day still enjoy creating quilts.
My other needle love is counted cross stitch. I’m guessing it’s my OCD that loves the counting and exact placement of those tiny little x’s. Many samplers can be seen hanging in our home and that of many family members and friends.
Most days you will find me happy as a lark sitting in my hammock swing on our deck in Maryland with needle and thread in hand.
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