am a Canadian farm girl from the interior of beautiful British Columbia. My mom taught me how to cross-stitch almost 30 years ago, it's always been one of my favorite pastimes. Then I discovered blackwork and fell in love with the intricate, lacy patterns. I started designing patterns as gifts for my friends and family. Whenever I have a free moment, I am either designing or stitching, with a Lab and a Corgi or three curled up nearby.