Nean the Bean

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Gender FEMALE
Industry Communications or Media
Occupation Writer/Editor/Designer
Location Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Introduction I was a writer/columnist ... who became a stay-at-home mom ... who morphed into a homeschooling mom ... who took up knitting while waiting for my children at chess tournaments ... and caring for my elderly parents. I opened my online shop, http://www.thepatternbox.com in 2008. (Check it out for more of my designs!) Leisure Arts published "Storybook Dolls to Knit," my book of walkabout puppets, in 2011. My newest adventure: A grandson!
Interests My Catholic faith ... my family, knitting, reading, writing, Spanish language and culture, baking, gardening, children's books, etc.
Favorite Movies Persuasion, Laura, Notorious, Shadow of a Doubt, Gaslight, Shop Around the Corner, A Man for All Seasons, Dracula (Christopher Lee's), Some Like It Hot, (I love movies!)
Favorite Music Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez, '80s pop, Jon and Vangelis, "new" stuff my daughter introduces me to!
Favorite Books I Don't Know How She Does It, Shopaholic books, The Enchanted April, Persuasion, Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Sense and Sensibility, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, The Mysteries of Udolpho, and LOTS of children's books ... including, but definitely not limited to, Taro and the Tofu, The Journey of Bangwell Putt, The Lonely Doll, Babar, Wynken, Blynken and Nod, fairy tales, Dr. Seuss, The Wreck of the Hesperus (about the jalopy car), Mike Mulligan and the Steam Shovel, etc.