Jody currently works full time as a retail manager for a small business is Chapel Hill, NC. Though work weeks are quite full, she finds minutes to squeeze in some stitching here and there. She doesn't go anywhere without her 'crochet bag'. And is giddy to have a local yarn shop right across the street from her business!
She has been crocheting for over 43 years. A passion that was gleaned from her maternal grandmother. Although she has created many original designs throughout her adult life, she never entertained the idea of publishing any of them. A friend suggested she should reach out and test the waters. Her first submission was published by Interweave last year - and BOOM! the bug had bitten!! A new frontier emerged for her.
She hopes to eventually be able to trade some of her retail hours for more time crocheting; designing, perhaps working at a yarn store & even teaching. Creating her website: CoziCrafts.com became a reality in September 2011.