I believe I was in grade 7 when I knit my very first sweater and can you believe I still have it! Many will notice the popular style for the time. Mom had taught me to knit before this but I suppose she thought I was finally ready for a large project so she took me to Lens Mills in Cambridge and I picked this Patons yarn (green with a multi-coloured fleck and a creamy white). I had so much fun knitting and I was hooked. Things really took off when mom discovered the Needle Emporium yarn shop in Ancaster, ON. We quickly became friends with Julie, the very knowledgable and kind owner. I was quickly converted to gourmet yarns and have never looked back.
More recently, I have taken up quilting with a vengeance! I can’t get enough of beautiful fabric. Again, mom fuelled this passion when she bought me a Janome Quilter’s Companion sewing machine about 6 years ago. We were at the Creative Sewing festival in Toronto and I saw the coolest fabric I’d ever seen at the Kallisti Quilts booth. I talked with a girl who was working in the booth named Johanna Masko. She recommended the sewing machine and said that she would offer me some beginner quilt lessons…the rest is history!
I am a Canadian currently living and working as a teacher in England with my husband (who features often in my blog!) I began this blog as a way to showcase some of my creative ventures and to share my travel adventures with friends from home.