here is a picture of me at my sewing machine. this was my mother's sewing machine for almost twenty years before it came to me, and i have had it for nearly 10. we have both been keeping quite busy these days, and our time together is when i am happiest. i get this energy flowing through me that doesn't happen at any time other than when i am creating something. i feel so fortunate because i realize that not everyone has a creative outlet. It has always been an important part of who I am, and lately it has taken on an even more prominent role in my life. when i go back to working full time in january, it is going to be a challenge for me to make sure i keep creating, but i know it's something i have to do, and it's something worth the extra effort to make happen.