I have been knitting since I was a child, about 10 or 11 years of age. I learned to spin in the early 1990's and then learned to dye the fibers. I did reenactments of the Revolution and Civil Wars. I have been sewing since 6th grade and now have my own alteration and clothing modification business, Nonie's Altered Edge, since retiring as a critical care RN. I love all types of needlework and I love textiles. I had gardens that were mulch-functional. I grew medicinal, culinary, herbal, dye-plants, fragrant plants.The Lord has blessed me in many ways, despite the loss of 3 of my children. I am still married to my original spouse, Jim, since November 15, 1964.