I am a proud Texan and retired paralegal with a marvelous husband. Our together hobby is sailing and we are blessed to be able to travel around the world. I started quilting in 1996 and have loved every minute of it. Two years ago, I learned to smock and make heirloom dresses for my granddaughter. Since then, another granddaughter has come along so I do “doubles” of everything now. I dabble in other needlework such as rug hooking, cross stitch and embroidery. My 90 pound rescue chocolate labrador retriever is my sewing buddy and sidekick. If only I could teach him to use a rotary cutter or thread my needles, I would be set.