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I don't know about you, but when I click on most Bio pages...they are blank. No one seems to want to talk about themselves. Not so with me...I can always talk about me...my bad knees, my aching back, just ask me. You'll be SO sorry you did.

Before all the age-related complaints, I was always most happy when I was 'creating' something. I used to be a columnist for a National dog breed magazine, I've done illustrations and have many drawings in print...I made my own clothes for years, until the fabric started costing more than off-the-rack. I even used to make up recipes that were pretty darn tasty. While I was doing all these things I also fit in a 30 year career of raising some darn nice show dogs. I guess that could be called 'creating' too...but I had some seriously Big Help with that!

About 6 years ago, my husband and I began hybridizing…

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  • Female
  • Born on June 9
  • Joined October 22, 2009

Favorite materials

Fleece, Cotton, Felt, Upcycled Fabrics, Organic Catnip, Embroidery floss, dirt and potting soil

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About

I don't know about you, but when I click on most Bio pages...they are blank. No one seems to want to talk about themselves. Not so with me...I can always talk about me...my bad knees, my aching back, just ask me. You'll be SO sorry you did.

Before all the age-related complaints, I was always most happy when I was 'creating' something. I used to be a columnist for a National dog breed magazine, I've done illustrations and have many drawings in print...I made my own clothes for years, until the fabric started costing more than off-the-rack. I even used to make up recipes that were pretty darn tasty. While I was doing all these things I also fit in a 30 year career of raising some darn nice show dogs. I guess that could be called 'creating' too...but I had some seriously Big Help with that!

About 6 years ago, my husband and I began hybridizing daylilies, which is an exciting way to create something new, and has taken over much of our lives. He does the physical work, I do the planning.

Lately, I've had to turn to endeavors that allow me to do a large part of the
work sitting down. Fabric toys! I've never made a living wage using any of my talents, and I don't see that in my future, but creating something that puts a smile on someone else's face has always given me pleasure.

And speaking of that, I have two other 'creations' that do exactly that. I have a daughter and a son who both have zany personalities, and can make all those around them laugh. I like to think they inherited their sense of humor from me...something that is a very important quality in this day and age. Both of them are also bright and genetically artistic. My son is inventive, my daughter can draw circles around me, and creates amazing jewelry which she sells here on Etsy. (Check out seller-rhinestonerustler.)

I have a smart step-daughter who admits she has no artistic ability, but I think she just hasn't happened on it yet., Last but not least, a step-son that we have recently reconnected with.

My mother is 97 this year, and still thinks she can tell me what to do. <sigh>

I am married to my soul-mate, (took two tries to get THAT right), and after three decades of raising winning show dogs, I have retired from active showing and breeding and only have two elderly elkhounds left. We also have an obnoxious cat, who came here [probably because she got kicked out of her former home for being a ba-a-a-a-d girl], and took over our lives and our hearts. The dogs were my inspiration for the dog beds and dog toys, and "Killer" the cat insisted I add cat toys to the mix.

There ya' go....maybe one of the wordiest 'bios' you've waded through...assuming you've gotten this far.

Now, if you are a pet lover, and I assume you are or you wouldn't have checked me out, have a look in my shop. I hope you like what you see.

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