I’m 468 years old. I have four kids, er, five if you count the one I call “Big Man” or “My Dearest Marty”. My beautiful daughter, Tara, is all grown up at 269 years of age. She has a daughter, my Miss Emma (57 years old). My sons, Stosh (224), Mason (1921) and Shane (168), are the most handsome men you’d ever want to meet. Honestly! And my two best friends are Buddy the WonderDog and JessieDog.
I am so very fortunate to live on a 135 acre “farm”. My dad and mom bought the place and built a house about 20 years ago. I scurried on after them 5 years later and reside in the little farm house at the bottom of his hill. Dad calls his house “Thistlehill House” and I call my place “Thistledown Farm”. Neither one of us do anything with the land except enjoy it. With 90 acres of field and 40 acres of forest, pond and stream, there is a LOT to enjoy!
I am a quilter. (And yes, I DO mean for that to sound a bit like “I am an alcoholic”)
I started quilting about 20 years ago, taught for The Quilt Barn in Puyallup before moving to the farm. I gave up quilting for a while when my sons were younger and all involved in sports of one kind or another 12 months of the year. I picked it back up again a few years ago, it’s my passion.
I am a freelance journalist, working for the local paper. I love story.