I have enjoyed sewing since childhood. In the 1970s I travelled Canada in my 1962 ex-Eaton’s delivery step-van with my sewing machine. I sold at craft fairs and campgrounds across the country, scraping by but free as a bird. Wherever I was when the first snow fell, that was where I stayed for the winter. My projects have involved satin, silk, felt, sheepskins, leather, canvas, wool and cotton. I have made shoes, socks, hats, bags, slippers, furniture and many types of clothing. Much of what I have sewn did not use a bought pattern, but I have certainly appreciated them when sewing something for the first time.