I began working with fiber and textiles before the time I can remember. One of my earliest memories is of starting a handsewn sunflower girls quilt with my grandmother Jessie. I found the pieces for that quilt the other day when I was going through my stash, and I am resolved to finish it with my daughter Jessie--named for her great-grandmother. When I was in high school I took up crochet and made afghan after afghan for family and friends. I also knitted sweaters--some of which I actually finished. After I married, I bought a third-hand, 53", Norwood cherry, eight-harness loom and dove into weaving. The loom collection has grown to four floor and two tabletop, and there is always a work in progress. In the last couple of years I added spinning to my repertoire, and now I am truly in the deep end of the fiber pool: With spinning I can blend and create my own yarns to get exactly what I want for all my projects. My "stash" used to contain just finished yarn, but now it has grown (exponentially) to include undyed yarn, dyed and undyed roving from various sources (alpaca, merino wool, silk, yak, camel, llama, angora, and buffalo, to name a few), and also raw fleeces.