A Story of Fate and Family

                    Sebastian, Shauna and Rooks

“To keep our faces toward change, and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate, is strength undefeatable.” - Helen Keller

A Life of Music.....and Food

Music has been the largest swath of fabric in my life's quilt.  Following closely behind is a career in design/build (Hip the House),  a bit of restaurant dabbling, and the wonderful creation of a family.  

But that  was tragically altered just after my child was born.  My husband, Sebastian underwent a surgery that yielded a seven week coma and a permanent brain injury.

To say the heartbreak and struggle was anything but profound would be a misstep. Everything would be different from there forward.

Necessity: The mother of Invention

Sebastian and Rooks would learn to walk, talk and eat at the same time.  Rooks grew into an awesome kitchen mate, and demonstrated an amazing talent for combining flavors.  Sebastian was an awesome critic, as he rarely complained!


In the end love, determination and sunshine have sent us into a unique story with unconventional threads.  My quilt has colors I never imagined, and its threads have been fortified with some powerful forces: Life and love.  

 Cheers and enjoy every minute you get!