My wonderful husband Bill and I own FunQuilts, a contemporary design studio. We make quilts for galleries, interior designers and individuals. We also design fabric and quilts for manufacturers, write books, teach, work with a job training center for developmentally disabled adults and have a host of projects that fill our days.
I love walking downstairs to work every day to our studio in the lower level of our 1914 bungalow. At one point it was an apartment for GIs returning from World War II. Our garden just outside the entry is shaded in the summer by a large maple tree. In spring I can’t wait to see the tips of the tulips coming up outside the windows. The studio’s old wood paneling and floors from the era have a wonderful patina and the bright wall of fabric bolts inspires us on even the grayest of days. Neighbors walking their dogs or pushing strollers on the sidewalk nearby wave when they see us inside working and we’re glad that we can see the school bus stop from the sewing machine. It’s the best place I’ve ever worked.
When I’m not working I’m playing with our daughter, supervising homework, trying to keep up with the kick boxing class at the gym, preparing meals, tidying up, helping out in my community and trying to be a good friend.
And then there’s the time for daydreaming. I daydream in the evenings after the phone has stopped ringing and our daughter has gone to bed. I daydream about things I want to do, projects I want to make, hopes for our family and gratitude for what I have. I’m never, ever bored and I wouldn’t trade my life for anyone else’s.