Kathi Alderink's Profile
I have always, always enjoyed sewing ever since my mom talked me into taking a 4-H class when I was about 8 years old. I like picking up fabric and thinking of the possibilities of what it could be. Sometimes, material just talks to you if you just listen.
When I had children of my own I often made many of their clothes as well as my own...some out of necessity when money was tight and some out of the pure joy I get when I can see the end result. I learned the art of hand smocking when my girls were small and found I really enjoyed the creativity this art form can produce. I don't think I ever store bought any of my girls dresses as they were growing up.
I went back to school and became a nurse when my children were in school. By then I didn't find much time to sew but still did an occasional item. As I started to work as a nurse,…
- Born on June 5
- Joined June 30, 2010