Sewing is my therapy. It doesn't matter if it's quilting, clothing or home decorating. It just makes me feel good.
I was raised in my mother's sewing room. As I grew so did my sewing machine. By the time I was 11 had my own Pfaff in a cabinet next to my moms. Living in the country on a farm, if I wanted new clothes I had to make them.
My first teaching experience was as a junior leader in 4-H, then as a teacher assistant in college. I graduated from the University of Alabama with a B.S. in Clothing, Textiles and Interior Design. After graduating my husband & I moved to California and I went to work as a Merchandise Manager for a large department. Then I went to work for my husband doing the company books & whatever else he needed around taking care of the kids. Once the youngest was in school I started teaching quilting, clothing & kids classes at my local sewing shop.
My 3 kids are all in college now, and the 2 girls have their sewing machines with them in their dorm rooms even though their majors are chemistry & molecular biology. Sewing seems to be a therapy for them too.