Who is Karen Monteith?
I am a wife of almost 43 years to Bob, mom to three children and his and her spouse Don and Jane, Taunya, and Dana and Mike as well as being Nana to my beloved grandchildren Robbie, Mason, Ruben and Annabella. I am a daughter. I am a sister and a sister-in-law. I am an Aunt. I am grateful for the loving, supportive and interesting tribe of family members that surround me. Not without mention is our household companion Missy. She lays at my feet when I am on the computer and at Bob’s feet when he is on the computer. She also is at my feet when I am reading.
I love to make things by hand. I love to be creative. I love to sew and to quilt. I knit and I crochet. I embroider.
I have been sewing since I was around 11….a lot of years. My sewing is constantly changing. New ideas evolve. New products come and go. I have sewn for a living as a pattern-maker and upholstery sewer as well as being the custom sewer for a drapery and decor business. I owned and operated a small alteration/millinery shop in the center of town where I hand crafted hats for the shop as well as doing clothing alterations. I have met really interesting people along the way. Sewing found it’s way to quilting. We at a local church designed and made a sesquicentennial quilt. Individual blocks were made and put together with sashing. What a rich experience hand-quilting around a frame. I learned a great deal from this experience.
I love to read, to write and to research.