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I moved to Eugene from Flagstaff, AZ in 2005 and have fallen in love with the Pacific Northwest. I got my bachelors degree in Music Performance on the violin and did long term Suzuki teacher training at Northern Arizona University. I am native to the New Mexico and enjoyed living in the southwest, especially the fresh green chilies.  I now teach violin at the Eugene Suzuki Music Academy in Eugene, OR.

I am all about being crafty in many different ways.  I spend a lot of time knitting and spinning. Since I moved to Eugene, I’ve also taken up gardening and sewing. I also enjoy baking, writing, and spending time with Ella (the dog), Jasmine (the cat) and Anthony (the husband).  I started this blog in August of 2005 to stay in touch with friends, but it’s taken a life of it’s own! Welcome to my world of violin, yarn, and words.

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. September 20, 2006 11:05 am

    Pleasure to learn more about you! I am from NM too! I grew up in Roswell. Where are you from? :)

  2. Jodie permalink
    September 21, 2006 9:53 am

    Seeing a comment here made me realize I needed to update my About Me section! I am from Albuquerque, but I have family from Roswell. I always miss it the most during the fall. Mmmm… Green Chilies roasting.

  3. Anne permalink
    March 6, 2007 9:00 am

    I just found your blog and was so excited to find another classical-music person who knits, and then saw these comments – I am from Roswell too! I live in NYC now. Avid knitter. I look forward to reading more of you.

  4. July 9, 2007 11:59 pm

    :smile:
    its such a small world! I currently live in Olympia Washington, although I lived in Eugene for a while not so long ago. I was peeking at your page, and had to laugh! I just returned from a two week whirl around the western half of the USA, and I was actually in Village Wool in Albuquerque on the day you posted about VW! I too lived in New Mexico for two years, teaching in the public schools in Santa Fe and desperately searching for fellow knitters…Now it seems that the southwest winds and sand have blown most of us to the west coast.

  5. Edward Spratte permalink
    July 20, 2007 1:16 am

    You have seen that I have stayed on your blog a bit. That BS I am getting is online through Phoenix… the AS was in Minnesota. I thought to mention that I seem to remember a hot springs area in or around Eugene and if I didn’t mention that my aunt makes her own wool yarn in St. Paul MN I would feel bad. If you hear of any place that buys this type of wool yarn (or thread… yarn i guess… I am a computer guy, not much knowledge) or any contacts that she would appreciate, I will pass them on or forward her your email. I feel refreshed having come across your blog and will visit again. (excuse my humor… If you don’t know what for… you will find out on other post.)

  6. Jamie permalink
    November 5, 2008 11:31 pm

    It really is a small world! I was born and raised in Eugene, and here I am surfing the web for a market bag knitting pattern and I stumble across yours! I am currently living in Australia and miss Eugene terribly, especially the Saturday Market. I’ll be knitting my best friend the market bag for Christmas and sending it back to Oregon for her. Thanks so much for the pattern!

  7. December 28, 2008 8:27 pm

    Jodie!

    Whats up cuz! I am here in San Diego helping grandpa do some computer stuff, and I ran across your blog site on his favorities list, so I figured id drop you a line. I had no idea you knitted! I have a friend in Salt Lake City (where I live) who actually started a beanie company called Precip, and him and another buddy make all their beanies. Your stuff looks really really good, I really like the hats because I am a beanie nut. Haha, I own way way to many. Anyway, happy new year!

    Cousin Adam Hiscock

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