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I am a Northern California-native who currently lives and works near beautiful San Francisco. I've worked for a large utility company for the past 31 years (currently in the IT department) and have been married for 27 years to the best husband in the world. We have one daughter who's 25 and recently graduated college and is the founder/owner/operator of PolkaDotKreations on Etsy.

I am a devoted animal lover and spend a great deal of time and resources working towards animal rescue.

I have been a crafty sort for most of my life. I learned to crochet at age 8 by watching my babysitter. I didn't have a real crochet hook, so I used our Tupperware orange peeler instead. It had a little hook on the end that worked great until I got a real crochet hook. I…

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  • Born on February 14
  • Joined March 11, 2009

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quilting cotton fabric

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About

A little bit about me...

I am a Northern California-native who currently lives and works near beautiful San Francisco. I've worked for a large utility company for the past 31 years (currently in the IT department) and have been married for 27 years to the best husband in the world. We have one daughter who's 25 and recently graduated college and is the founder/owner/operator of PolkaDotKreations on Etsy.

I am a devoted animal lover and spend a great deal of time and resources working towards animal rescue.

I have been a crafty sort for most of my life. I learned to crochet at age 8 by watching my babysitter. I didn't have a real crochet hook, so I used our Tupperware orange peeler instead. It had a little hook on the end that worked great until I got a real crochet hook. I also do some knitting, needlepoint, counted cross-stitch, and apparel sewing, but my passion is quilting. I am a self-taught quilter (having never taken a class) and I'm a huge fan of Fons & Porter, Eleanor Burns, and Alex Anderson. Everything I know about quilting has come from watching these masters (amen for TiVo).

My Etsy store came about from people telling me "Oh, you should sell those!" (referring to the afghans, baby blankets, etc. that I've made as gifts over the years). I've done craft shows in the past, but there's nothing like a world-wide audience that's available 24/7! The challenge is to keep coming up with new items.

As a proud American (and wife to a proud former-US Marine), I always try to buy products made in the USA and I tag each item in my shop with “Made in America.”

Please visit my Facebook page (NotWithoutAnnette). Facebook friends get early notice of sales and giveaways. Please stop by and give me a "thumbs up" if you like what you see.

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