I'm an engineer, a stitcher, a beader, a teacher, but most of all, a full-time wife to my husband who's been supportive of my addiction to crafts eversince. I love anything handmade particularly counted thread embroidery, beading, jewelry making, digital scrapbooking, etc. My love for crafts started at an early age but didn't able to peruse various media until I got married.
As a civil engineer by profession, it was easy for me to enter the world of 3-dimensional (3D) needlearts - paticularly counted thread embroidery, bead stitching and off-loom beadweaving. I love creating with my hands, specially with a threaded needle. I seldom let a day pass without a needle & thread between my fingers.
I'm a self-taught artist, and started teaching my fave craft at the IA State Fair on 2009. I also had the privilege to have my first teaching commitment with Embroiderers Guild of America (EGA) at the Heartland Region Fall Region Seminar last year. I had a blast with that class that I'd like to do it more in the future.
What started as a hobby to kill time became a passion, I then found myself submitting entries at the State Fair to build my portfolio as an artist - where my works go home with ribbons. My embroidery works has been published on various magazines before and after opening Timber Creek Needleworks and Lody's Creations.
One of my future goals is to submit 1 to 3 (2 hours) sessions of class proposals at a local community college with emphasis on bead embroidery, bead stitching (off-loom beadweaving) and 3D (counted thread) hand-finishing.