My mother owned a fabric shop here in Des Moines, Iowa for 25 years. I worked by her side starting at the age of 14. I studied at Drake University.I am married to my highschool sweetheart. We have two wonderful grown sons, married to lovely women and 6 grandchildren. We love antiques, gardening and taking road trips to historical towns thoughout Iowa and surrounding states.
Recently, Carol McGarvey (contributor writer for Welcome Home Magazine) wrote an article featuring my sewing space! If you click on the link above it will take you to their site. Then, click on the Welcome Home (header) and scroll to features on the right side----click on the title:
WORK OF HER HANDS
Carol McGarvey and Ben Lochard (photographer) are a special team. We had so much fun!
It' a snowy and cold day here in Iowa. But the sun is shining and the snow glistens!
And it's cozy inside.
I've got a pot of vegetable, beef and barley soup cooking on the stove and waiting for the dinner rolls to raise and bake in the oven, perfect for a chilly nights dinner!
Just received my Christmas quilt back from long-arm quilter "Diane Raush"... she enhanced all the block appliques and it just pops. I am so pleased with this fun quilt...and just in time for "Christmas!" Thank you Diane!
Wool table mat with special vignettes on top.
Our dinning room table will soon be set for "Christmas Eve" dinner with our family! Every one has a special seating spot.