Hello, my name is Anna and I am fabric addict... it has been 30 minutes since I last touched some scrummy fabric...
I have a serious addiction to patchwork and quilting that goes back too many years to count! As a teenage I refused to sew at school - it was an all girls Catholic school that pushed the girls should be girls ethos and I take after my mother who was strong willed and determined! I took the science and maths route, ending up at university studying Astrophysics - think lots of boys, not many girls and alcohol!
But the moment that changed everything is so clear in my mind I could almost touch it... it was at my room mates house and a copy of Prima magazine with an amazing patchwork quilt pattern inside. At that moment an obsession with quilts, fabric and sewing began! I spent the last of my student loan on a cheap machine from Argos and the rest, as they say, is history!
Sewing is my escape, I have a small desk in the corner of my room at allows me to create in peace. I am also half way through a City and Guilds in Machine Embroidery. I like to keep challenging myself!
I raise 3 wonderful, smart and funny boys who make me laugh and cry in turn! I am a lone parent which makes life interesting and challenging, but also great fun and our lives are full of adventure, laughter and huge amounts of love!
When I am asked how I juggle so many things my standard reply is coffee, coffee and more coffee!