I was digging around the craft cupboard when I accidentally tipped over my father in law's old sewing basket which he gave to me because he won't sew anymore. He used to be a tailor but that was 60-70 years ago. Anyway it made a huge mess on the floor. Unfortunately there wasn't anything that old in there but I did find a few bits and pieces that brought home old childhood memories.
I'm just an ordinary working Mum who likes to do things. I am not really good at relaxing quietly so I tend to be making things all the time. I love the feel and colour of textiles and have tried my hand at tapestry weaving, knitting, stumpwork, embroidery - wool, ribbon and silk, lace making, mosaics, hardanger, crewel, and quilting. The quilting has only come about in the last few years as it is much kinder to my hands and I can work on it for longer periods than the embroidering.