Many, many, yes, many years ago I was born in Ohio! I lived there until I was married in 1974. My new husband joined the military and off we went to see the world. I have always, (as in never not) loved old things. It pretty much does not matter what it is – dishes, rusty things, gates, doors, linens, pictures…you get what I’m saying! So now I use those things in my folk art! I incorporate a great deal of wool in what I do. The majority of my wool comes from 100% wool clothing. I purchase it wherever I can find it, deconstruct the garment and then felt it (in the washer!) The leftover bits from the belt loops and difficult seams (not to mention that really, really ugly piece I just do not like!) get minced up and used as stuffing for my creations. Nothing goes to waste! I also collect those (often) unwanted dresser scarves and I use the beautiful handmade lace and needlework on my creations. The center boring parts…not so boring once I use them for stamping or my own needlework. I could go on, but that is what blogs are for! See you there.