My primary work is teaching freshman composition, first-year writing at the college level.  I took a break for two years while I worked on my first novel (as a result of which I have a complete first draft and am making good headway on the first re-write), but am now gainfully employed at a local community college, at least until the semester ends and we move back to California.  I’m excited to go back to sunny CA, but very un-enthused at the prospect of another coast-to-coast move.  Cross that bridge when I come to it…

Last year I started an Etsy shop, The Velvet Pincushion, to sell some supplies, vintage things, and quilts of my own making.  I have plans for six quilts made from vintage blocks that were never finished.  I bought the blocks from other Etsy sellers, and I’m bringing them together with new sashing, backing, binding, and of course, quilting.  I’ll be posting here about the progress of those projects as well as my private crafting, and work on my own patterns.

My Etsy store is currently open, with one quilt up for sale!  (More coming soon!)  I’ll also post here about any good tutorials, free patterns, and so on that I find in my online wanderings.

Please feel free to leave comments and questions.  Enjoy!