I’m Beverly. I live in the woods of Connecticut in a little yellow ranch with an orange door with my husband and three adorable mutts.
Hairpin lace was my gateway craft, which I learned from my mother. On a road trip when I was a teen, my gram, Jennie May, taught me to crochet delicate doilies. I was an avid quilter in the 1990s, but a move to a small apartment caused me to tuck away my sewing machine. I taught myself to knit in 1997 using an article in Martha Stewart Living. In 2007 I knit my first big lace project–a shawl for my wedding–and I’ve been smitten with lace since. I now have my own studio in the back of the house, which I share with my sewing machine, spinning wheel, and since I learned to weave in 2008, my floor loom. I design hairpin lace patterns and teach the technique at area yarn stores.
When I’m not crafting fiber, I’m crafting words! I teach writing at a small university, work as a writing consultant and freelance grant writer, and teach creative writing workshops both in person and online. While in New York, I worked in public relations writing internal and external newsletters, press releases, speeches, and other communication pieces. As a grant writer I authored and co-authored grants on all funding levels. My clients have included visual artists, musicians, and non-profit organizations. I have published articles about knitting and crochet in Interweave Crochet, Knitty.com, and The Smart Knitter, and you can check out my guest posts and interviews. My Picnic Mitts pattern first appeared in CraftSanity Magazine, Issue 2, and is now available on Ravelry.
I began blogging in August of 2005 and enjoy sharing my crafts, book reviews, adventures in the kitchen, and reflections on striving for a meaningful 21st-century life.
I’m so glad you stopped by to visit…please come back soon to see what’s doing at PoMo Golightly!