I have always had a passion for doing something with my hands. Knitting, needlepoint, cross stitch, playing piano and of course eating cookies. Little did I know that this training would be the foundation to what would become a bonafide passion the day I discovered beads. Now I just bead......and eat cookies and watch that piano gather dust.
I live in Central Illinois, grew up on a farm not too far away, and lived out in the country for many many years. I'm now a town girl having moved to Normal a few years ago. Yes, Normal is the name of the town. Not me.
I love to travel and thanks to my beading life, I get that opportunity frequently. I have met and become friends with beaders around the world for which I am thankful and which has been the best benefit of beading. And the patience beading has taught me. For that I am grateful too.
And my grandson, Jules, is the apple of my eye. He doesn't bead yet but we do share cookies!