I'm a 50 something wife and mom who loves cross stitching, applique (particularly with wool), and quilting. I also love to read and garden. I share my life with Sam, my best friend and DH of 39 years. We have one son, Carl, who is 30. He is engaged to the most wonderful young woman, Katherine Lynn (better known as Katie), whom I am so proud to call my daughter. They will be married June 9, 2012. We have THE world's most precious almost-4-year-old grandson, Frank.