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A little bit about me.

I am a mixed-media artist with a focus in needlepoint. I hold a teacher certification in canvas with the National Academy of Needlearts (NAN) and teach nationally and locally for NAN, American Needlepoint Guild (ANG), and Embroiderers' Guild of America (EGA). I've been recognized for my excellence of work in numerous exhibits. Some of my time is spent volunteering as membership chair, registrar, and dean of faculty for NAN and president for ANG’s Magnificent Obsession Chapter. Several of my articles have been published in Needlepoint Now and Needlepointers.

I live in Macomb, Michigan, which is about 40 minutes Northeast of Detroit. I have been happily married (Mike) for 37 years, have two children (Terra and Michael) and a grandson, Gavin. I recently retired from my computer programmer job after working for 42 years at a major health care company.   

I enjoy traveling, golfing, reading, stitching, photography, and just plain creating, which includes working with threads, beads, handmade paper, Zentangle, polymer clay, copper, jewelry, needle felting, and scrapbooking. It's a good thing there is a large craft room in my basement.