Drawers and boxes in my studio overflow with scraps collected for the past twenty years ? treasured family photos, heirloom embroidery, pieces of chair upholstery, vintage drawer liners, richly colored and textured textiles, stacks of my child?s drawings ? bits and pieces of stories and nostalgia, a collection of a past lifetime. My work combines found and discarded materials with traditional art media. Unfinished quilts, reclaimed chair upholstery, fabric flowers, and bits of cut paper left behind by my children are layered with paint, marker and oil pastel to create new connections from past stories.