One memory at a time...

When I was a young girl my grandmother taught me to sew...I was always excited for a new cross stitch pattern to start! I grew up and lost touch with my love to sew until my two sons were born. I had a strong desire to make homemade and handmade gifts for them that they would have for a lifetime...
I also wanted to give up the crazy corporate world I was living in...I had a good degree in computer programming and science, had landed my dream job at Mastercard in the IT department...but dropping my little boys off at daycare each morning left me empty...the youngest was 2 months and oldest 2 years at the time...
I decided to give up the dream job when I began having some issues with a disability I have had from birth..I was born missing both of my legs below the knee...when my youngest was only about 6 months old I had an injury to my left knee and doctors had no choice but to remove the knee...this changed my life forever...and for the good!
It was a long road to recovery with two babies to take care of and a household to maintain, but within 1 year I was walking once again with new prosthetic legs!
During my recovery time I began looking for ways I could put my IT knowledge and my love of craftiness to good use...One day while looking around Ebay, I saw someone selling custom photo memory quilts...I thought it was a grand idea! And with my own special spin on the idea, maybe...just maybe I can make it into something..
I began teaching myself to sew with a 1960s model Singer sewing machine my mother-in-law loaned to me...and with a little research...that's where my story began...
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