When I was pretty young, my mother gave me a kit to embroider. It was the simplest line drawing of a tiger, but I LOVED it. I still have it. Someday, I hope to give it to my first grandchild as part of a baby quilt. That tiger started me on a long life of creative crafting. Mom went on to teach me knitting and crochet, and all types of needlework. I later taught myself to quilt. I also love to make dolls. I can't imagine having to choose among these loves, so I skip back and forth between them. Someday, I hope to find the "grand unified theory" of needlecraft, and be able to put all of it together in one big project!