I am a retired nurse, formerly specializing in family support work in the community. I have two sons, a lovely daughter in law and a beautiful granddaughter. I moved to Somerset from Sussex with my late husband twelve years ago. I love all forms of needle craft and enjoy machine embroidery and crazy patchwork. I love to knit clothes for my young grand daughter. I have a blue merle collie dog called Indie and we enjoy the Somerset countryside together - I live in a small village in South Somerset. My youngest son has just landscaped my garden for me and I'm looking forward to getting it planted up in the spring. I'm the Secretary for our village Community Committee and we enjoy organising the summer fete, harvest supper and Christmas bazaar.I love to spend time in France on holiday with my family and dog. I am the founding member of Textile Set, a group of embroiderers, textile artists and contemporary quilters from Somerset and Dorset and our first exhibition has been moved to March 2021 due to Covid 19.
I'm looking forward to learning more about quilting and making new friends, and prefer to be known as Gilli - https://tastytextiles.blogspot.co.uk/