Matthews, NC, US

(updated OCT. 2011) This year 2 of our daughters gave us 3 Grandchildren! A 'singleton' boy b. 1/2/11 from one daughter and "twins" girl and boy b. 5/27/11! WHAT A YEAR! "Grams/Cathy" is happily married for 25+ yrs to her brilliant, supportive and loving husband. We have 4 grown daughters (only one daughter still at home). I am a traditional hand-quilter (cotton batting ONLY!), prefer hand-made to store-bought and I'm constantly collecting, quilting or making toys (that don't require batteries or microchips, just an endless imagination!) for our NEW Grandchildren!
On a sad note, my beautiful Border Collie "Shep," passed away peacefully in my arms on Aug. 14th, 2011. For 11 1/2 yrs he's been faithfully 'herding' reflections, ceiling fans, shadows and lightning bugs. We all miss him a lot! And then there's "Duncan" ... our 5 and 1/2 yr old Pembroke Welsh Corgi, who also misses his 'big brother,' yet continues with his unbound less energy to entertain and comfort us, while still annoying us with his countless idiosyncrasies.

Birthday: 03/13/1959

Member Since: 01/02/2009

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Re: Paper Craft Caddy

I was just talking about this to my husband today! (BTW, I just 'joined') I have been collecting antiques, mostly sewing room/kitchen related, forever and finally decided to do what I said I was going to do with then when they were originally purchased - put them to use! But NOT in the way they were intended to be used - don'tcha just love challenges? Finding my dish strainer today, I immediately thought of my quilting studio and using the strainer to 'file' the zillions of patterns I have stored in business size envelopes. *My quilt table is an OLD GENERAL STORE COUNTER and the top is made from 2 planks of wood 15" WIDE and the front is faced with wood 16" WIDE! I did say OLD! ;)*