How I Started

I am a retired disabled Nurse. Of course I loved needles, I just traded one set for another. I knitted and crocheted, learned every other needlework known at the time up until about 16.

I took a turn for the worse, but I found my way back with my one and only child. I started knitting, then crocheting, and finally got caught up on the rest of my needlework.

Kept up with my knitting and crocheting all through Nursing school. It was relaxing to listen to my lectures, while working on a project. As my son got older, he would quiz me before a test.

I started my nursing career, and finally married my boyfriend after 9 years of dating. We bought a house and moved to the suburbs like all couples do. Got divorced about 5 or 6 years later, as you do. Eventually sold our house and went our separate ways.

I ended up getting very sick, I was working way to much, I was very stressed out, ect.. They finally declared me well enough to go home, but said I would never walk again. I did not like that idea. So after extensive PT and the help of my son I learned to walk again. It was a lot of hard work.

Anyway I started drop spindling. I was in love! I loved the fiber, I loved the spinning, I was hooked. After a few years, my sister Jill, and my brothers Ron and Rob, got together and bought me a Spinning Wheel.

And that, as they say, was it. I started learning everything I could about spinning and fiber. I wanted to know everything about where it came from, how it was processed, how sheep and other fiber animals were raised.

I learned all I could about Dyeing, natural, acid, food coloring. I looked into how to dye plant fibers. I was hooked. And worked hard to get my equiptment, thanx to my Landlord Mel. And the rest as they say is history (the Cliff notes) If you remember those!