Crafting has been a part of my life for almost always. My family and extended family (aunts, great aunts) gave me so many different views of the world and showed me ways to use what I saw and learned to make and do things I would never have known on my own. Ever since I can remember I have loved to sew, paint, design, arrange, collect, machine embroider - you name it - I may have done it at one time or other.