I am a graphic designer,cross stitcher, crocheter, and crafter. A Life-long Oregon resident, I grew up in the Mt. Hood Villages; I learned crochet and crafting at an early age from my mother and aunt, developing a love of handmade goods and crafts. Throughout my younger life, I explored different forms of expression including wet photography and digital art. Enjoying what both the traditional and modern forms of expression had to offer. While I earned degree in Graphic Design, I established NeedleWise Patterns as an outlet for my creative works.