Saturday, February 6, 2010
Hi Peeps. I'm Linda W, a Jersey Girl, born and raised. (My favorite T-shirt is "Jersey Girls don't do gas". I tried once and pinched my finger so bad, I haven't tried since!) My husband Hans and I have two grown sons, two granddaughters and one grandson. I have a degree in Mathematics and was certified to teach Math in grades 7-12. However, I graduated in a year when jobs where few and far between so I worked for an insurance company as an actuarial assistant for a few years until our first son was born and then I became a SHM.
When our boys started college, I tried to return to the work force unsuccessfully and turned to volunteer work in our church. This led to a position as secretary to our Minister which I held for six years.
Following some serious health issues, Hans was offered early retirement in 2002 and we never looked back. We searched for several years until we found our dream of a circa 1797 stone farmhouse in southern Lancaster County, PA. We added a bedroom and bath for an in-law suite on the first floor and my mother joined us in the move. We absolutely love it here.
I started scrapbooking when we had our first granddaughter in 2001 and that led to my interest in stamps. However, no one warned me how I would fall head over heals in love when I discovered PTI. You can find me working at the top of the stairs on my little landing with a glass of chocolate milk on my desk. I leave that behind when I move to the vanity in the bathroom to work on a larger surface. (It may sound strange, but it's true.)
I love to sing (after many years of study I almost majored in music, but back then I also needed to play the piano and that settled that!), quilting is a huge part of my life, and I also like to do tole and decorative painting.
I love participating in the PTI forum and activities and being a part of this group filled with such talented and caring women. Thanks for letting me enjoy the fun!