I've been sewing, cross stitching, hand embroidering, knitting, crocheting, stamping, card making and dabbling in painting for years - yup years. My hands don't work they way they use to, but I have found alternatives - machines! I have a Quattro embroidery/sewing machine, a Laura Ashley sewing machine, a Project Runway sewing machine (which my 5-year old grand daughter uses a lot), and a Viking 936 serger. Several years (about eight?) ago I was attracted to art quilts and got hooked and have now worked up to lap quilts. I've recently added making doll clothes to my list of skills (or wanna be skills - I'm getting better at it). I have finally retired and love having time to spend with my grand daughter and enjoy having more time to spend on designing and creating... well, just about anything you can make with fabric!