In my life, as a girl who sews, I never would have imagined I’d be on the cover of a magazine! Though I’ve had my sewing and embroidery projects featured dozens of times in magazines, the thought of being a COVERGIRL never once crossed my mind but today, that happened. Let me share with you.
The first time I met Rhonda Pierce was back in 2012. I was teaching a class at a shop in Pennsylvania and Rhonda had a booth in the hall. We were both invited to the same dinner for teachers and vendors. We got along so well and became instant sewing friends. Each time there was a show, I’d see Rhonda and we’d always catch up and without fail, I’d learn something new about needles. She really is the “Needle Guru”.
During 2020 due to the pandemic I missed the opportunity of seeing all my sewing friends, including Rhonda. Though we’d keep in touch on social media, I still miss my friend. Out of nowhere Rhonda asked if I’d be her COVERGIRL for the December 2020 Inspired to Sew magazine, issue #85 and I quickly said yes, it would be my honor.
That’s when I met Rita Farro, the cool lady who gets to write for this magazine. She sent me a list of questions asking all about my life, career, family, dreams, and hopes of the future and once she had a chance to review those, we had the most amazing phone conversation. She reminded me this is MY story to tell and she was there to tell it, and that she did. Somehow she was able to piece together my ramblings of past work experiences, story of my hard working parents, meeting my husband and goals for the future.
I sure hope you enjoy this story of where I have been and where I plan to be. A big thank you to both Rita and Rhonda for giving me this experience and to my amazing husband Joey who lets me live life to its creative fullness.
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