This page was started in an effort to commune with other quilters, sewists, crafters, makers, redheads, bizarre ones, humans, and internet presences.
I am a full-time mother of two, quilter, crafter, and mouthy feminist. I took a circuitous path that began as an elementary teacher, cruised through voice-to-text transcription, included world travel, and diverted into working as an education attorney for a short time. But when I finally learned to use a sewing machine, all those previous careers and versions of myself blurred, and I saw clearly for the first time. That’s really what it was like!
Now I spend my days trying to create a more handmade home, live a more intentional and sustainable lifestyle, and teach my children about art, craft, and creativity. Simultaneously I spend my days trying NOT to fly off the handle, NOT to purchase goods that I do not need or can make myself, and NOT eat only ice cream. I am marginally successful at a few of these things.
My new mantra comes from David Sedaris: “Given enough time, I guess anything can look good. All it has to do is survive.”
Because I am lazy, this already-short mantra is often shortened as I chant it throughout the day. “Survivin’. Lookin’ good.” May it infuse all my creations with a bizarre and enduring beauty.