My mother taught me to crochet when I was 10 years old – and that was a looong time ago! Knitting came later – around 18 – and sewing was just always there. Mom made all my clothes and she and I made all my daughter’s. (I quit making my son’s when he demanded zippers and pockets in his pants – I think he was 4 at the time!) Just a few years ago I added beading and loved it. More recently I’ve combined two loves: crocheting and beading. Designing my own crocheted chokers has been very interesting and could become an all-encompassing passion.
I grew up (as much as I did!), married and raised my kids in PA. But, about four years ago my son moved with his family…my grandkids….to VA. So I quit my job of 23 years and my hubby and I followed them. We need to watch those kids grow up – which they do too fast! I took a job in Norfolk, but in January ’09 it went away (like millions of others). So I had a lot of time on my hands and thought it was a good opportunity to use up the materials I had on hand….scads of yarn, thread, material and beads. For 40 plus years everyone has told me I need to be in business for myself, so the time seemed right. With the encouragement of my family and friends and with the creative genius of my daughter’s friend Leslie (check her out under my Creative Partners), my dream of a lifetime has become Rebecca’s Rainbow!