Short Biographical Sketch:
Lived in a tipi for a short time in the mountains of Colorado in early 1970s.
1971 to 1975 - Gave birth to all my babies at home with no doctor. Lived in a school bus in southern Kansas for a short time in 1974.
1970s and 1980s - Raised my children, while being a stay-at-home mom.
1990s - Full time customer service agent, including training new hires. Conducted community education classes in calligraphy.
2002 - 2013 - Executive assistant to the CEO of a major transportation company.
2013 - Retired, sold my house, and lived in my minivan during the summer. Did some house sitting in the mountains of Colorado.Then moved to Oregon and rented a tiny apartment, sold my car, and walked or took the bus everywhere.
2014 - Wrote my first crochet pattern and published it on Ravelry as a free download. I saw it was downloaded hundreds of times, which prompted me to get serious about pattern writing. Had the pattern tested and, as a result of excellent feedback from my testers, re-vamped the entire pattern. The upgraded pattern is available for purchase in my Ravelry store.
2015 - Bought another minivan and traveled across the US through several states, visiting relatives and exploring our lovely country. As of September 2015, enjoying an extended stay with a generous relative on her farm in a rural area near Kansas City. I love creating crochet designs, writing patterns, and having them tested. I also love teaching others to crochet. This is the most fun I’ve had in years!
2016 - More travel, some house sitting, and lots of crochet designing!
2017 - Lots more crochet designing!
2018 - Much more crochet designing and pattern publishing!
2019 - I now have 29 published patterns and I'm working on even more.