Our Story

After working as a human resource professional for 19 years I began to feel that I needed something positive in my life.  I needed balance.  I felt that I was losing my creative edge and beginning to check out.  When I first began my career in HR it was exciting because I found myself being challenged and I was constantly learning.  As time went on it became routine.  I would attend a seminar or read an article when new legislation was pending.  I felt like I was simply existing and losing my edge.  In my fifties was not the time to leave a perfectly good job.  I had a good pension, good benefits, good working hours.  Most people would kill for that.  What was wrong with me?  I grew more and withdrawn and unhappy and it was now spilling over into every aspect of my life.  I became anxious.  One morning I woke up and said I don't want to do this anymore.  

So I left my comfortable job for well I don't know what?  At least at that time I didn't know what.  I had some ideas but nothing really concrete.  I tried selling a few things but nothing really satisfied me.  Then one morning I took out my old sewing machine, cleaned it up and went to the fabric store to pick out some fabric.  I had no idea what to get or what I wanted to make.  There were so many types and colours and well just things that I had no idea what they were.  It was overwhelming so I focused on just one thing, picking fabric.  Fabric in hand, I headed home and thought, where do I start.  I don't even know how to work this machine.  Then I thought, google it.  I did and found an endless amount of information, demonstrations etc...  So I learned to sew.  Then I learned to quilt and I felt alive again for the first time in many years.  I found my passion.  I have read books about this but never really believed that you could love what you do.  Every morning I wake up and can't wait to finish a project or start a new project.  It is a constant learning experience for me that will go on forever.