I am an avid stitcher of many types: Cross stitch, embroidery, knitting, crocheting, and especially quilting. While the cross stitch and quilting I have been doing since I was a teenager (I won't tell you how many decades ago that was) the others I mostly just dabble in. Quilting and sewing are what stir my blood. I grew up mostly sewing apparel, but grew into home dec when I went to work for a custom interiors store while in college. While there, I learned window treatments, bedding and such including some of the tricks of the trade, which I will share with you.
Like many fabric-aholics, I'm constantly working to both expand and use my stash (kind of seems a little counterproductive- but fun ;). I love fabrics, in all colors, shapes and weights, but use mostly cotton (as most quilters do).
I consult a lot with my mom, who is also an avid sewer and quilter, though we have various tastes. Mom prefers more traditional and elaborate designs, while I tend to go for more transitional to contemporary designs and a simpler palette.
I'm an interior designer by profession, but always find time to sew. It's my creative outlet. The thrill of a new project just sets my mind to racing and my creativity to soaring. I especially like solving problems, so most of my projects have grown out of a need I have seen. I'm always looking for something new to work on, just as most of my fans are.
Keep checking back for new ideas and Happy Stitching!