My journey with fibers began with my grandmother who taught me to embroider when I was six years old. Around age ten, my mother instructed me in dress making and eventually I learned to knit and quilt as well. Working with the color, texture and pattern of fibers was exciting to me. After retiring from my career as a physical therapist I began my second career by going to art school intending to become a painter. When I began my first fiber arts class at Eastern Michigan University, I immediately felt at home in the fibers studio. By working in media traditionally used by women I felt connected to women past and present who expressed themselves through work with fibers. The media themselves were a means of exploring feminine history, issues and creativity. I am currently exploring traditional techniques and searching for ways to produce pieces with a modern sensibility.