51 years old
Baton Rouge, LA USA

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My Bio

 I have always lived in Baton Rouge and have always done crafts - sewing, embroidery, cross stitch, soap, bath salts, a little crochet, etc. I still do other crafts but beading is at the top right now.  I do stringing.  My eyesight is getting to where I don't think I can do weaving.  Plus I don't have the patience.  That's part of the reason I like stringing - almost instant gratification.  Also, tendonitis is getting to me.  But I think weaving is SO neat.

In 1998 my sister taught me how to do tin cup necklaces - bead groups evenly spaced on beading thread - held in place by knots on each side.  I taught her how to do earrings - I learned from watching craft shows.  In 2003 my former supervisor got a grandmother's bracelet as a gift for the birth of her twin grandchildren.  She told me how much it cost and I thought I could do it cheaper.  So, I taught myself stringing. 

I love to read, too.  My favorites are historical romance, some contemporary romance, mysteries, the Harry Potter series and the Twilight series though I will read almost anything. 

I am married to a WONDERFULLY supportive man, Doug.  He is my Edward (for all the Twilight fans).  We have 2 wonderful sons - not perfect but pretty good kids.  It took quite a bit to get them - they are miracles. 

I am a former 1st Grade teacher, now an IT person for the State but am trying to get back into teaching.