I feel very blessed that my "job" is to create stitcheries and paint all day. I love to embroider, knit, rug hook, paint, garden and pretty much anything that requires working with my hands. I think I inherited my need for hand work from my Grandmother and my Mom. Both woman could never be described as idol. Although I haven't made nearly as many quilts as either one of them, I think I have surpassed them when it comes to embroidery. My favorite kind of day is sitting on my deck looking out at the beautiful trees in my neighborhood and working on an embroidery piece. If the weather doesn't want to cooperate (sometimes that happens in Oregon) I'm just as content to paint in my studio. Currently I design my own embroidery patterns and clip art illustrations and I also am fortunate enough to design fabric for Moda. I top all that off with a sweet hubby and I'm one lucky lady.