About the Artist
Eclectic is my favorite word. Not only does it have the funnies sound in the English language, twice, it also sounds like it could be a legitimate mental illness. Which, if it was, I'd be the poster child.
I have been sewing since I was able to thread a large plastic needle with thick yarn. One of my fondest memories was back in high school when I babysat for extra money. I was pulling a long night and sat down to sew after putting the kids to bed. The oldest boy woke up and saw what I was doing and expressed his interest in learning. The next time I brought over a few beginners kits and taught him how to cast off and make a simple cross stitch. Then his friends came over wanting to play. When they saw what he was doing they wanted to learn too. Before long I had five, 7-9, year old boys lined up on the patio sewing away. For an hour no one picked up a video game or played with cell phones. A Miracle!
I find sewing to be just as important as reading. Just an hour a day clears your mind and teaches patience. Granted, it's not easy for many but all good things in this world require hard work. I would like to see more people sewing, and I am working to make the craft more appealing to the next generation. It is a beautiful art that needs to be carried on into the digital age.