It never ceases to amaze me when I see a piece of furniture, kitchen item, quilt or toy only slightly marred, not falling apart, wearing thin or coming a- loose that has been handed down or passed around from generation to generation and neighbor to neighbor. I love the strength, materials and craftsmanship that went into antique and vintage furniture, household items and toys. I like to restore and repair as well as completely renew large and small furniture pieces. My favorite toy was the plastic footed, slinky tailed wooden dog my parents got me to drag around instead of a real dog. My son played with it whenever he visited my parents. Now that he is an adult, my mom has given it to me and I hope to share it with my grandchildren when they visit me. In the future I would love to design and make my own furniture.