Was taught to sew by my grandmother when I was little, on a treadle sewing machine, which I own today.
Began quilting after 1985 when I found my "Oma's quilting frame" at a garage sale. There was a barn sale that I went to and when I saw the frames standing in the corner, I asked how much they were. The lady told me she felt bad selling them because the lady had passed away and she didn't know who to contact. Since it was in the area of where my grandparents lived, I asked who they were. She said, "Minnie", I said you won't believe it, but that was my grandmother. She started to cry and said that they were mine. I walked away a very happy person.
I am very much interested in applique quilts, but will tackle most anything. I finished an applique quilt and put it in the Texas State Fair 2009 and just found out that I placed 2nd. I can hardly wait to go to the fair to see it hanging in the Creative Arts Building.
I do all sorts of needlework. I have not tackled tatting, but hope to do that. My great grandmother came from Munich, Germany and she taught me to crochet. She could not read English, so she taught me to crochet just by looking at a picture. Now I can read a pattern and also look at something and crochet it. I love getting old crochet and repairing it.
I have one grand daughter and am trying to get her interested in sewing, but am not having much luck....She is to hyper.