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Hi my name is Margaret....I come from Northern Ireland. I have always been an Earth Mother type (since the 60's) and loved arts and crafts from an early age. I sew, paint, knit, crochet, bake etc. At the beginning of the troubles in NI, I loved to escape to Donegal where life was slow and safe I suppose. Women sat outside their homes knitting complicated garments (well it all seemed so complicated to me at the time) at a speed I thought unbelievable!!! not a pattern sheet in sight and all without nothing but an odd glance at their work...ah magical. I'd roam the craft outlets that were filled with beautiful handknitted works...and warmth. I have also lived in beautiful Queensland, where I attended college for sewing I enjoyed a lot of craft workshops etc during my time there. I now live in England, retired with lots of time on my hands...I love to bake, sew, paint, knit, crochet although I tend to do one thing for a while change to…

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  • Female
  • Born on May 10
  • Joined November 23, 2009

Favorite materials

Wool, cotton yarn, beautiful buttons, unusual notions, oil on canvas

About

Hi my name is Margaret....I come from Northern Ireland. I have always been an Earth Mother type (since the 60's) and loved arts and crafts from an early age. I sew, paint, knit, crochet, bake etc. At the beginning of the troubles in NI, I loved to escape to Donegal where life was slow and safe I suppose. Women sat outside their homes knitting complicated garments (well it all seemed so complicated to me at the time) at a speed I thought unbelievable!!! not a pattern sheet in sight and all without nothing but an odd glance at their work...ah magical. I'd roam the craft outlets that were filled with beautiful handknitted works...and warmth. I have also lived in beautiful Queensland, where I attended college for sewing I enjoyed a lot of craft workshops etc during my time there. I now live in England, retired with lots of time on my hands...I love to bake, sew, paint, knit, crochet although I tend to do one thing for a while change to the next and so on...I do what I enjoy...and enjoy it.

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