I grew up in NJ and was taught to crochet by my grandmother Sophie when I was 9. I put it down while life took over and received her hooks, books and yarn when she passed in 1996, by then I was in my early thirties. I truly rediscovered crochet and had the time to brush up on the craft. In 2007 while living in WA I sold my first design to Cascade Yarns and have had a wonderful relationship with them ever since. I have been published in Crochet!, Crochet World and soon to be in Crochet 1 2 3 in Jan 2014. My first book, Elegant, Fashionable and Chic Accessories to Crochet, came out September 2013 from Annies Publishing and all the designs were made from Cascade Yarns. I have lived in NJ, CA, WA and now Southwest FL with my husband. Besides crocheting, I enjoy reading, the beach and long distance bicycle riding.