I am a midwesterner, born and raised in the Chicago area, but my heritage is English. I grew up with a teacup in my hand. There is nothing more wonderful than a cup of hot Earl Grey tea in a bone china teacup while having a piece of some kind of needleart, sewing, quilting, or knitting in my hands. An early morning in the perennial garden fills my soul. I can get lost for weeks in books and am a passionate Francophile. Music to sooth the soul is Andrea Bocelli, Adamo, and John Denver.
My grandmother, Clara Avery, taught me to knit when I was seven and instilled into me the gentle art of all kinds of needlework.
I have a small finishing business where I take other people’s cross-stitch and embroidery and finish it into something beautiful. I love the creative process in this. I also am willing to teach others to finish their own work.