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I started sewing in 2010 and it began with placemats. For as long as I can remember my mother’s kitchen table has never been without placemats. Every season change or holiday a different set of placemats would be taken out of the linen closet and onto the kitchen table. I simply got tired of looking at the same sets each year. So I was determined to do something about it. I scoured the internet for some “how to” blogs and borrowed my aunt’s sewing machine after she gave me a quick lesson. Then came the fabric; I had never been inside a fabric store so it was quite an experience. Fleece, flannel, bottomweights, broadcloth, cottons, silks, satins and on and on......OH MY, WHAT HAVE I GOTTEN MYSELF INTO! I was incredibly overwhelmed at first but then came a second and third visit and by that time I felt right at home. Now these days, the nice ladies at the cutting counter have to throw me out at closing. In addition to sewing, I…

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  • Born on October 28
  • Joined August 23, 2012

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I started sewing in 2010 and it began with placemats. For as long as I can remember my mother’s kitchen table has never been without placemats. Every season change or holiday a different set of placemats would be taken out of the linen closet and onto the kitchen table. I simply got tired of looking at the same sets each year. So I was determined to do something about it. I scoured the internet for some “how to” blogs and borrowed my aunt’s sewing machine after she gave me a quick lesson. Then came the fabric; I had never been inside a fabric store so it was quite an experience. Fleece, flannel, bottomweights, broadcloth, cottons, silks, satins and on and on......OH MY, WHAT HAVE I GOTTEN MYSELF INTO! I was incredibly overwhelmed at first but then came a second and third visit and by that time I felt right at home. Now these days, the nice ladies at the cutting counter have to throw me out at closing. In addition to sewing, I enjoy gardening. During the summer months my sewing studio is vacant on sunny days. When I’m not gardening or searching for beautiful fabrics to create pieces for my shop I am an employee benefits manager for a financial firm in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ.

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