Hi, my name is Masko, originally from Japan and have moved to the States in 2003.
My family and I first lived in New Orleans, LA, where my husband is from.
But within 2 years the hurricane Katrina hit the city and we had to relocate to Memphis, TN.
I loved it in Memphis. When we first evacuated there with nothing but some clothes, the local quilters generously donated scraps of fabrics, handmade pincushion, basic sewing supplies and got me ready to start sewing again. One lady, who I consider as my American mom kindly gave me a heavy duty old metal machine --which happened to be made in Japan in the 50-60's-- from her huge collection.
2 years ago my husband retired from the Navy and we now live in a small town in TN.
I miss the ladies from the quilt guild and other creative fiber artists I've met in Memphis.
I had many sewing friends there to shop and dye fabrics together, and to have a fun girls' sewing night.
Now that I haven't gotten any chance to meet sewing people in this new location, I am a lone crafter.
Hopefully I meet new friends with the same interests and chat about sewing here. It would be fun!
Thanks for taking your time and reading this.