I live in northern California, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas in a small town called Placerville. I grew up in the PNW and relocated here in 87. My mother and grandmother were both professional seamstresses, not such good teachers, so most of my knowledge is self-taught. Am finally taking classes to unlearn all of my not so good habits. Have browsed the chat and message boards and think I am really going to enjoy getting to know all of you!