- Born in South Carolina, lived in Kentucky for several years during my 20's, then work took us to Oklahoma. Retired and recently relocated to Arizona. I have been married to my best friend for 40 years, have 1 daughter, 1 son-in-law, a beautiful granddaughter, and 1 cat. I have had needle in hand for as long as I can remember. Some of my earliest memories are sitting at my mama's machine while she was sewing, working on my own creation.