I have been interested in patchwork and quilting for some time; and over the past twelve months have attended several classes. As I am coming up to retirement I now want to carry this interest forward. In the past I have done a lot of knitting and some wool spinning, as well as embroidery, cross-stitch, machine and hand-sewing and a limited amount of lace-making. I also enjoy reading, swimming and walking; although I have recently been ill and am about to start a gym programme to improve my fitness and flexibility as well as lose some weight. I have a civil partnership with Jill, and we have 3 cats Molly, Zebedee and Florence. I hope to meet lots of you in due time, and learn and improve my skills possibly with your help and advice. Thank you for taking the time to read this, and I look forward to meeting you soon!