Hometown: Clarksdale, MS
Why Being in Southern Journeys is Important to Me: "Southern Journeys is important to me because it is a part of my heritage and gives me an opportunity to showcase the talent of sewing that I acquired from a little girl growing up. Southern Journeys gives me the opportunity to connect with ladies from other states that I would never have met had I not been a owner in Southern Journeys. It has afforded me the opportunity to meet some beautiful, kindhearted, intelligent, excited, funny and hardworking black women who have a love for sewing and life as I have. Southern Journeys gives me the opportunity work with a great team of women."
About Me: "Most of my teen and adult life I have been sewing. As a child I was taught to sew clothes for my doll. As a teen I sewed clothes for school and to pass my home economics class (boy was it hard to put a long zipper in a dress, which was a requirement to pass the class). In college I worked in a men's shop doing alterations (it was kind of funny standing on a stool trying to measure a football or basketball player when you were only five feet tall and their arms were almost as long as I was tall.)
Hey what can I say, I didn't starve and mother didn't have to worry about trying to send me money she didn't have. My mother sewed without using a pattern. She just looked in the Sears catalog and you'd say which dress you want (the woman was a tailor without ever setting a foot in a classroom, how cool is that!)
My favorite saying: 'I can do all things through Jesus Christ who strengthens me'. I'd love to visit Hawaii, win the Publishers' Clearinghouse Sweepstakes and retire. I am slow to speak, quick to listen and quick to walk away from foolishness or negative people. I'm also good at organizing, communicating with others, teaching younger and older generations, love reading books of all kinds."