I was born & bred north of Philadelphia PA in beautiful Bucks County. It was a wonderful childhood, living beside one set of grandparents and alongside the other grandparents’ farm. My favorite cousin lived across the fields and I met my husband while we both struggled with Algebra II and Trig class during Junior year in high school!
My mother was a wonderfully creative woman, though I don’t think she thought she was! Her fingers were always busy; she did all sorts of handwork and whenever I wanted to know how to do something, she would show me. We did similar work; I remember we could “switch” knitting projects and you couldn’t see that two people had worked on it. Our biggest adventure was taking hand weaving courses together when I was in college. She remained an avid weaver while I continued to expand my expertise, learning dyeing, spinning, rug hooking and quilting.
My husband and I lived in Asia for many years and I consider that to be one of the most amazing and educational times of my life. When you live as a Resident Alien (don’t you love that???) in a country where no one looks or thinks the way you do, you can’t help but grow! The colors and patterns I saw there live in my head, and the many fabrics and bits of clothing and blue & white pots I purchased populate our home.
We’ve lived in 3 countries and 5 states and presently live in The North Shore of Chicago. Thanks for visiting!
Debbie (Sutton) Moyes