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Thank you for visiting my Bio page. Believe it or not my background is actually in science. I was an environmental toxicologist for over 11 years and have taught secondary science for over 9.5 years. Many years ago my youngest son was diagnosed with mild cerebral palsy resulting from a prenatal stroke. What a blessing his condition was diagnosed early! However, it became increasingly difficult to meet my teaching obligations and take my son to his physical and occupational therapy appointments (twice a week, two hours roundtrip for each visit), doctor's appointments, etc. So in June 2006, I "retired" from teaching to be with my son.

During all of this time I also owned two antique shops and a gift shop. So within a couple of months of retiring from teaching, I was looking for something I could do from my home studio to stay busy and bring in some extra income. My mother…

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  • Female
  • Born on September 18
  • Joined December 31, 2007

Favorite materials

fabric, laces, trims, buttons, paper, vintage finds, porcelain, tea time

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Fabric Fat Quarters and Patterns

About

Thank you for visiting my Bio page. Believe it or not my background is actually in science. I was an environmental toxicologist for over 11 years and have taught secondary science for over 9.5 years. Many years ago my youngest son was diagnosed with mild cerebral palsy resulting from a prenatal stroke. What a blessing his condition was diagnosed early! However, it became increasingly difficult to meet my teaching obligations and take my son to his physical and occupational therapy appointments (twice a week, two hours roundtrip for each visit), doctor's appointments, etc. So in June 2006, I "retired" from teaching to be with my son.

During all of this time I also owned two antique shops and a gift shop. So within a couple of months of retiring from teaching, I was looking for something I could do from my home studio to stay busy and bring in some extra income. My mother taught me (and my daughter) to sew at an early age and I have been crafting for as long as I can remember. I collect handmade papers and fabrics--although I usually don't have a project in mind when I buy them. (LOL You sewers and scrapbookers with a stash that is taking over your living space understand what I mean!) I also love vintage and antique linens, porcelain, china, flowers, tea time etc.

So in October 2006 I opened Sew Graceful. With time it became apparent that I needed two different Etsy boutiques. Sew Graceful on Etsy has been converted over to all handcrafted and vintage textiles. My sister Etsy site, fabricsboutique, now has all of the fabrics, trims, and patterns that I carry.

I want to thank each of you for your support of Sew Graceful and fabricsboutique. Every purchase you make is truly appreciated as it allows me to work from my studio and have the flexibility and time I need to devote to my business and my son.

Thank you for taking the time to read about me. I would love to hear from you!

God Bless,
Mary

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