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Industry Fashion
Occupation sewist
Location Virginia, United States
Introduction I'm a young Nana to 5 grandchildren, mom to a DD, and I'm owned by my cats: two very special rescued kitties, a Tonkinese, and a newly whole Himalayan. They're known here as The Tonk, and Moji, which is Hindi for Sock (too appropriate, right?). I'm the cat mom as well, to the late Meezer who helped me start this blog and whose spirit lives on in our home. Sewing is my business, knitting is my passion, tho' right now I'm a bit slow at it thanks to an arthritic thumb! I'm learning to be a passionate paper fanatic, an art journaling, paper planner/traveler's notebook nut. Please visit my shop at and be sure to visit both of my other blogs: Knitnana for knitterly happenings and Nana Sadie's Place for miscellaneous musings including reflections on my multiple interests and current fascinations.
Interests sewing, knitting, grandsons(!), CATS, environmental, financial, and social issues
Favorite Movies The Red Violin, How to Make an American Quilt, Chocolat, Singin in the Rain, anything with Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers, Dirty Dancing, Fried Green Tomatoes, A MidSummer Night's Dream
Favorite Music Mostly Jazz, but then again, classical harpsichord, violin, cello, piano, flute, opera. So Judy Collins, Enya, Yanni, Josh Bell, Ofra Harnoy, Melody Gardot
Favorite Books Drinking the Rain by Alix Kates Shulman, The Knitting Sutra & Knitting Heaven & Earth by Susan Gordon Lydon, Sisters on the Fly by Irene Rawlings, The Gentle Art of Domesticity by Jane Brocket, Magnificent Mittens & Socks by Anna Zilboorg, The Skeptical Feminist by Barbara Walker, Slow Love by Dominique Browning, An Altar in the World by Barbara Brown Taylor, Vegan Before Six by Mark Bittman

What would you name your ballet inspired by the sight of children leaping through a garden sprinkler?

Handel's Misty Hop Scotch b'Gosh! An "aire en pointe grande jete!"