I have a wonderful husband of 30 years and two great children. My son will graduate from college this spring and my daughter is a college freshman. We live just northwest of Atlanta, GA. I graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in Engineering Science and Mechanics. You may read about VT from time to time, especially during football season. I worked for a defense contractor in the early days, then with a couple of small telecommunication companies in the Atlanta area; back in the days when I had an extra phone line and a terminal at my house to connect me to the main computer at the office. I stopped working for pay when my son was born. I’ve been a PTSA Mom, Scout Mom, and Swim Mom. Now it’s time to be a Me Mom.
I have been sewing since 5th grade and began quilting almost 30 years ago. In the early days, I sewed clothes for fun, school, then work. I even made my senior prom dress. That was back in the late 70’s when the lines were much simpler and there was no sparkle to the dresses. It also cost a lot less than the dress we bought our daughter for her senior prom last year. Today I like to quilt, applique, embroider, and knit. Over the past few years, I have really embraced FMQ on my Pfaff Quilt Expression 4.0.
My other passion besides quilting is swimming. I swam competitively during my pre-teen and teen years, then in college. I still swim 3 times a week. It’s something that I hope do forever. I also like to walk, hike and do yoga. As a family, we like to camp and hike. We got into this when my son was a Boy Scout. We have a popup camper that’s been lots of fun. Georgia has some great state parks, all with great hiking trails.
We also like to travel. We’ve been very fortunate to have been able to take the kids to a lot of different places around the country. Those days are probably over since the kids are almost on their own and busy during the summer, but we’ve had a good time with them. Our most recent trip was to the Pacific Northwest with our daughter. Now my husband and I can travel at off times and avoid some of the crowds.