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I am a tailor, writer, parent, partner, Buddhist, vegan, and human being. Our current household consists of Ralph and I our daughter Halcyon, and three kitties. Our oldest chlid Phoenix, is off at University!

Ralph and I have been together going on twenty six years! We started our family in the lovely seaport-cum-tourist town of Port Townsend, Washington, the United States. We moved to Grays Harbor in 2007 to be close to my childhood home and my father, who was dying of cancer. I lost him in August 2008, but we’ve stayed here and built a life in Aberdeen, Washington.

I love to write, practice yoga, volunteer, and watch B-movies. I am transitioning out of the epic era of raising and unschooling two active and awesome children. I design and create clothing, provide consulting services, write, publish sewing tutorials and sew-alongs, and work in web and graphic design.


I moderate comments. Hate speech isn’t tolerated. In general, I follow O’Reilly’s blogger code of conduct. Any questions or emails sent to me may be made public (many of them aren’t); I usually use a first initial if I refer to anyone by name. If you’d like any degree of anonymity or for your email to be excluded from potential publication, do let me know when you write.


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