Born in Germany to an unwed mom. Adopted by her husband. Came to this country through Ellis Island. Found out I was adopted LATE in life--38. My mom's stroke at 56 made her memory unreliable as far as contacting or trying to find out anything about my biological dad. So if anyone out there knows a Tom Mix (could be Miscousa) with a brother named Adam who became a Catholic priest, let me know. She vaguely remembers the family lived in Chicago area.
I got into quilting after an auto accident with mild brain injury. I have always been "addicted" to material since my mom taught me to sew. I love the texture of cloth, patterns and colors. If I am really stressed I do not have to buy anything. I love just looking and imagining the possibilities and touching the cloth. My wish is that my fat quarters were ounces of gold. With this economy, this could be a windfall. I have no daughters or grandchildren to pass on the legacy. Perhaps a raffle of my quilt "estate" at the local quilt shop or web site could raise money for a charity?
FYI: I teach Latin. So usually 10 months of the year I have NO life. The job is really 24/7. When I can't get to a quit I pull weeds to calm me down. Great therapy in dirt