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Joan Zatorski, Tucson, AZ, US

I'm a 55 year old woman living in the stunning foothills of the Catalina Mountains in Tucson, Arizona. After growing-up, working as a teacher, and becoming the mother of four sons in suburban New York, my husband and I relocated our young family to the southwest with a hoop-ana-holler! We've completely fallen in love with life in the Sonoran Desert with one exception: the conservative politics! :)

I have fibromyalgia, a neurological-muscular disorder, the symptoms of which forced me to leave the teaching profession I loved so dearly. Over time, my interest in sewing was resurrected from its Junior HIgh School burial and I've discoered the creative joy of transforming fabric & thread into apparel and home decor items.

I now design and make maternity tops as well as infant and children's clothes, 100% of which I donate to families in need at the Arizona/Mexico border. In this way, I am still connected to young children and experience a similar satisfaction and happiness to what I felt when I was teaching on Long Island, New York.

craft interests: sewing, infant needs: blankets, diaper bags etc.

Gender: Female

Birthday: 07/16/1954

Member Since: 11/07/2009

recent comments

Re: Simplicity Pattern Collection from Threads

To Poppaea from Oct. 29, 2009
I'd search no further for that slim-lined, single breasted blazer than the Threads Collection with Simplicity. Their Simplicity # 2645 has been highlighted in many of their ads lately and it seems like it fulfills your criteria.... take a look! Joan in Tucson, AZ