Hi! I have been been here a few times just to read and thought I would finally join. I was born in Tennessee but have lived all over the place since my father was in the military. Anyway, I had a terrific grandmother who was a seamstress and taught me the the important necessities of sewing. That was the beginning of a passion that I really enjoy up until this day. Just wish I had more time for it! I have found a lot of useful pointers and tips here and think it is a really nice community.