I am a wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend. My Granny used to say I was born in the wrong era... I wear my hair and dress like I'm a 1940's housewife. Although I feel I'm more rock-a-billy.... as I also have tattoos, and purple streaks through my hair. I've been fashioning myself like this since before it was a fad... although, now that it is a fad, I can find clothes for my wardrobe a LOT easier!
I fill my world with people that I love. Being around the people that I love keeps me from surrounding myself with "stuff".... unless that "stuff" is YARN! I have the stash to end all stashes, and have been told that I should open my own little local yarn shop. However, with a husband in the military, and a son in high school, that is not in the cards right now.... maybe when we decide to retire.... maybe.
As it stands now, we love being on the move. When the boy is not in school we love to travel, when he is in school, we take little weekend get-aways within about 3-4 hours drive from our home.
I leaned to knit when I was 8. My grandma used to captivate me with her knitting. She taught me, told me I had to practice, and had to explain about a dozen times that there was no way, on my first day, was I going to be able to make a sweater before dinner! So, like most kids, I set it aside. Then, while I was in the military I picked it up again, and that was it... I was obsessed. Not a day goes by that I don't knit or crochet. Even when I'm sick. I have small projects, like washcloths, that I work on.
I took on crocheting when I started selling my wares at local craft shows. Crocheting is quicker, and I can make more in less time. While living in Japan, I learned the art of Amigurumi.... that was it.... for lack of a better term.... I was hooked! I do make the character hats, and baby blankets when requested, but I LOVE crocheting critters!
I also learned the art of Tsunami Kanzashi. Tsumami Kanzashi means'folded fabric hair ornament'. If you would like to know more about my journey with TK, just ask. It is a pretty long story that includes me, a very blonde and tall (5'6" is tall by Japanese standards) woman, kneeling at a Japanese tea table for hours at a time, learning from a TK master. :-)
I am pretty much an open book... so if you want to know more, just ask!