The Short Version
Hi! My name is Gretchen. I am a 30-something wife and stay-at-home mother to two amazing children. I have been crocheting and doing other creative things, like drawing and painting, since I was very young, and I also knit (quite well) and sew (a bit well). My current passions, though, are illustration and embroidery, and that’s what you’ll see a lot of around here.
The Unnecessarily Detailed Version
I am both highly organized/logical and highly creative/random. My left and right brains like playing together!
I have always liked the color red, but my favorites are green and yellow.
I love the scent of oranges and lemons, lilacs, and baking bread.
In previous “lives” I have been an editor (book publishing) and a receptionist at a dental office, but I like my current job much better.
I like small things and “things to put things in” (bags, boxes, what have you).
I love trees, polar bears, dandelions, and houses–layouts, designs, miniatures.
I am a big fan of flowers: daisies, hydrangeas, poppies, and tulips, just to name a few.
My favorite “herbs” are lavender and lemon thyme.
I like walking in the rain, but I really love a bright, light-filled day, a green grass day.
I cannot resist cookies or Dr Pepper.
I like to read Shakespeare and Tolstoy. I also like chick lit and magazines.
My favorite instrument is the violin.
I like to take walks, and I like swimming pools.
Summer is my favorite season, but I’m also a sucker for the crisp crunch of Autumn.
I like words, and I often use too many of them, even after much self-editing.