How I enjoy spending my time:

Quilting- especially art quilts and my own designs, cooking, traveling, hiking, gardening, reading,  doing jigsaw and 3-D puzzles

Places I’ve lived:

Chicopee Massachusetts,  Troy NY,  Worcester MA,  Yonkers NY,  Pelham NY,  Wayside NJ, Humble TX, Thousand Oaks CA,  Anchorage AK,  Ventura CA,  Kingwood TX

Jobs I’ve had:

Babysitter, tobacco picker (Culbro Tobacco Farm), tennis ball inspector (Spaulding Co), secretary (City of Chicopee), bathhouse attendant (Holyoke, MA), analyzer of buildings for use as fallout shelters (Army Corps of Engineers), field engineer (Mobil Oil Company), pipeline engineer (Exxon Pipeline Co.), regulatory engineer (Exxon Co. USA), drilling and construction engineer (Exxon-Alaska), construction project inspector (City of Thousand Oaks), assistant civil engineer (City of Oxnard).

Things I collect:

Fabric, fabric and more fabric, especially batiks, hand dyed and watercolor fabrics. Threads, pinecones, shells, smooth round rocks, beer bottle caps, and wine corks.