I live in beautiful northern California near San Jose. I love to bead, read, knit, take pictures and a few other things (quilting, needlepoint and more.) I have a dog (Disco the Golden)a Shiloh Shepherd and upon occastion a foster dog all of which I will mention a lot I am sure and of course post pictures of. When I am in the mood I like to garden. I have lived in several parts of the country, but like California the best.