From a child mind I had always been interested in design and have sewn all my life starting from a very young age I collected the brown paper from groceries that were wrapped in it and made a flour paste to assemble my creations and then I would wear these. Later in life as I grew older I would go to the seamstress that lived across the street and ask her if I could learn to sew with her. She would let me do hems by hand and I thought I died and went to heaven. From her I learned the fine finishing that was required in sewing. When I was 11 my parents immigrated to Canada from Malta. Here I was able to have a Singer with the hand wind wheel, it was great, then I graduated to an old Singer treadle machine. Wow I had both hands free to feed the fabric. Eventually I was old enough to take home economics and I raced through it now creating my own clothing which my friends loved to trade with me as it was different than store bought. A few years ago I bought a top of the line Janome 11000 Special Edition, the dream of my life and now I sew more like a pro creating embroidery, designs and more! Four years ago I decided to learn how to quilt and I have not stopped yet! I love anything to do with fabric. Now I am also learning felting, dying etc. The world of knowledge is such a wonderful place!