Married to Tom for 43 years (and counting!) We're the parents of three adult children: grandparents to two cute little girls. Eldest son, his wife and daughter live 4 blocks away. Youngest son lives in Boston, with his daughter in Utah. My daughter is a park ranger at the Redwoods in No. Calif. Tom was in the Air Force for 22 yrs, so we traveled all over the U.S. While stationed in Ohio in the early '80's, I took a quilting class--that was it, I was hooked! I have a HQ Sixteen and love to finish quilts for myself and others. My favorite quilts are traditional. I collect thimbles and love home made pincushions. I like cool colors best: shades of blue, green, purple, but hold to the philosophy that there is NO ugly fabric, nor ugly colors. Although....I am not too fond of floral prints or pastels. I love the Fossil Fern line and Aurefil thread is expensive, but wonderful. When I'm not quilting or spoiling my two sweet little granddaughters, I love to travel--been to Norway, New Zealand, Scotland, So. Africa (visited Dutch cousins who live in Durban) , cruised the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, the Greek islands, Turkey and the Baltic. It's a beautiful world, I hope to see as much of it as I can--and bring back fabric!