Joined Oct 21 2010
Originally from St. Louis, MO where I grew up and lived until my early 30s, I moved to Denver in 1997 for a job, bought a house, met my husband (in Cuba!) and here we are! We usually have two dogs, but my first beloved keeshond, Rocky, died last year so we have Rosie now and finding one dog like her is plenty. No kids but my husband does have a beautiful 20 year old daughter who lives in Chicago.
I used to consider myself more of a classical artist (painting, drawing). I have a degree in art history and took many painting and drawing courses as well. However, after graduating with the Art History degree and a French minor, I ended up, somehow, working in Information Technology, huh.
I started a business in 1995 painting and dyeing clothing for kids, called Little Bitsys, in Arizona. I had an Etsy shop, then discovered the time it took to make them wasn't worth it so I gravitated back into something I've been doing since my first class at age 10, sewing.
I have been sewing a long time. I used to make a lot of my clothes in high school, my mother made a lot of my formal dresses when I was in high school and college. I got my first sewing machine from my parents in the 70s and I was still using it up until 2 years ago. I recently became the proud owner of a Bernina 440QE and am pretty much in love.
I really got back into quilting through Flickr. My Flickr page is here I was sewing but noticed so many people quilting and eventually I started doing some patchwork here and there and voila, now I'm kind of obsessed. I do still have an Etsy shop called Sewing Geek and I sell mainly aprons and quilts and various other things that I might happen to make.
I have a full-time job so it does make it harder to do all the creative things but I make time.