I have always been addicted to craft but now that I am retired, I am at last able to follow my dream - stitching! I am an incurable romantic, but also a very practical person. I love to design projects that are useful and beautiful. Many of my designs have been published in Australian craft magazines. I have a blog with lots of free patterns and tutorials: val-laird.blogspot.com. I'd love to have you come and visit! If you have a problem with printing or downloading any of my patterns, rather than leave a message on the pattern page which I might miss, please send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. I hope you enjoy stitching my designs!