Thursday, January 13, 2011

All about me

I decided I needed to do a better intro on myself. I'm 53 and retired from a 32 year carreer in the automotive industry. Currently, and for the last three years, I work part-time at an auto auction...can't get away from automotive. I also teach sewing classes at JoAnn's and am scheduled to start teaching cardmaking. Sewing is and always be my first love.

I was married for the first and only time on August 30, 2009 to a wonderful man and my best friend Calvin.

It was because of my marriage that I wanted to get into scrapbooking. I, of course, wanted to scrapbook my wedding. This is the first layout I ever attempted. I still favor 8 x 8 pages.


That wedding album is still a work in progress. I don't have any children but my husband has one son and one granddaughter. I'm sure she thinks I'm some kind of nut because whenever she comes over I am always sticking a camera in her face. Oh just think of the scrapbooks that are to come! These pages were my first attempt at a mini album.

Although I do have a designated sewing room...not sew (pun) for my scrapbooking.

Most days this is what my dining room table looks like! We are working on a much larger craft room to consolidate all my crafts in one place. My scrapbooking equipment includes a Cricut Create, Gypsy, Big Shot and Cuttlebug. My most  accents are anything that sparkles!

In my spare time I enjoy riding my Harley Davidson Fatboy

making jewelry

baking and cake decorating

and canning.

I also enjoy league bowling, golf, playing the violin, reading and blogging! The jury is still out but I think I'm falling in love with card challenges.  Added to that I am a breast cancer survivor of nearly two years. Why do I do, all that I do? In the words of Henry David Thoreau, "when it is time for us to die, let us not discover we've not yet lived!

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1 comment:

  1. Wow, you certainly are a jack of all trades!!! How do find the time??? :) Fantastic, I want to be you when I grow up!!! I am your newest follower!