Bio: I am a seamstress by trade; over the last half century (yikes!) I made or repaired just about anything that can be put together with a sewing machine. Everything from ultralight aircraft wings to wedding dresses, from the utilitarian to textile art. Lately my imagination has been captured by the idea of giving a new purpose to all those lovely handmade textiles languishing in bottom drawers everywhere. The stuff that we hang onto for sentimental reasons but never actually use. So from using the crocheted trim on a stained tablecloth to lengthen a skirt made from an old pair of jeans, to making a romantic cushion for your bed from lace doilies I am bringing these forgotten treasures out to be enjoyed again. This blog will be about finding the raw materials and the stories behind them, the design and discovery of a new life for them and the process of turning the idea into an online business that will enable me to work from anywhere - my ultimate dream.