I learned to knit from my grandmother when I was 6. She started my love of crafting with knitting, embroidery, sewing, paper dolls and beading. My focus in life has always been big picture, so I find great pleasure in spending time with detailed projects where I can lose a day in the enjoyment of the project. Knitting is my first love, because of the adaptability and variety. I enjoy lace, fair isle, stranded and garment knitting. Designing patterns is always something that I have done for myself, designing for a larger audience is my next challenge. I teach knitting at Fancy Tiger, instructing in 101, 201 (hats), lace, fair isle, socks and specialty classes. I get my beading fix by making stitch markers, which sell locally and on etsy. Lately, I have been hand sewing with appliqué, beads and reverse appliqué in Alabama Chanin style.
I live with the love of my life, my very supportive husband, Bill, and our black lab, AJ, who runs a close second in my adoration. We spend time hiking, biking, camping and enjoying the beautiful Colorado mountains when I am not crafting.