We never know where we are going in life, what path we’ll travel. I believe that if you do what you are supposed to do, then the good Lord will take you places you never dreamed of.

I didn’t have publishing in my future, but He did. God has blessed me with 11 books published. I don’t know if there will be any more, it is up to Him.

I love “country” and doing things the “old” way, but with modern comforts. We live on a small farm, with cows, horses, and chickens. My horse is named “Dolly”. We love to go for rides on Sunday afternoons with the grandchildren. They love it too. I have made lye soap and churned butter (just for fun). Children today do not know where milk comes from. It is great for them to see and learn the process.

I have crafty people in my family. My Dad can do anything with a piece of wood. My 2 brothers have their own cabinet shops. My sister, Pam has her own retail shop at Myrtle Beach, SC.

Back in 1979 when I started painting, it was therapy to stop smoking. It worked! I haven’t smoked since. It was hard for me to do others patterns. I had to do it my way. So I started designing my own patterns. Then started doing craft shows. It grew from there. The next thing I knew, I opened a shop. It was fun and lots of work. I do miss it. I closed when I started publishing books. Just didn’t have time to do both.

I have taken a few classes. That was hard too. I wanted to show the teacher different ways to do the project, (but didn’t).

Don’t be afraid to do your own thing.
You never know where it will take you.

I am married to my best friend. We have been together for 46 years. We have 2 sons, Tony and Adam. Five grand boys and one granddaughter.

We live on a small farm with Cows, a donkey and a few chickens

God Bless everyone.