I grew up on a dairy farm in upstate NY, came to NYC to attend college -- and never left. Eventually went to law school, achieving success as a NYC real estate lawyer. Throughout my life I've collected good friends, now living all over the world and giving me many wonderful places to visit on my travels. About 10 years ago, I joined an internet based metro-NYC stitching group called The Metrostitchers. That has in turn led to my joining with another stitcher to start a needlework design business called Arachne's Silken Web. Who knows what's next? I don't!