I believe that two of life's great joys (behind everything to do with loved ones) include owning beautiful, practical handmade items and making beautiful, practical handmade items. Growing up on my family's Kentucky farm, I've had lots of both kinds of joy in my life and have learned that the creation and utilization of handmade treasures is about much more than 'things' -- it can be about community, growth, and even healing.
The name Annie Mae comes from the great grandmother for whom I was named. She was a woman who managed all of the backbreaking work of being a farm wife, but still cultivated a taste for the beautiful with (among many other things) a flower garden people still talk about. Her daughter-in-law, my Grandma, embroidered her dishtowels in her spare time and her granddaughters, my mother and aunt, made their own clothes. This love of creating things with one's own hands…
- Born on December 1
- Joined March 2, 2010