I have very much enjoyed dropping in and out of this little community. The last 5 or 6 weeks have been a real treat! Such a vast storehouse of knowlege, encouragement, and support! You are lovely companions, indeed.
So now I’m really curious. Will you share with us? WHERE in the world are you? Maybe a short autobiography, if you don’t feel that is too personal.
I’ll go first.
I live in Liberty, a suburb of Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.A. I was born in Pittsburgh, PA., grew up in Dowagiac, Michigan, lived for about 3 years in Saudi Arabia, while husband was working there.
I am 56, married for 36 years, mother of one daughter, aged 30. I teach Sunday School to adult women, and do volunteer work in our church office. I haven’t worked, at a real “for pay” job for about 7 years. Before that I managed a real estate and land development office. Before that I was a custom dressmaker and maker of 1870’s (era of the bustle) historical reproduction clothing for both men and women. Before that I stayed home with our child. Before that just I “hung out” and traveled with my husband, wherever he was working. (It was “O.K.” to just do that, in the early 70’s.) Before that …………well…….High School.
I’ve been sewing actively since I was about 16. Earned my extra spending money in H.S., shortening hems as skirts grew shorter and ever shorter!!!!!
Edited 9/19/2007 10:48 pm ET by GailAnn