Melbourne, Australia

I love cross stitch, knitting, patchwork and quilting. I especially like making small gifts for friends and family. My mother taught me basic embroidery when l was only 4 yrs old, she called it 'fancy work'. I learned to knit at school. We would sit outside under a huge tree when it was too hot to be in the classroom and worked on our knitting. That was Australia in the 1950s. Every hobby I have involves a needle of some kind.