Welcome to hooks & sunshine! I’m Jess, mom to one amazing little girl, wife to a pretty cool husband, coffee and yarn addict, and lover of all things handmade. My grandmother taught me to crochet when I was very young, and I have been playing with yarn for over 25 years! I love trying new yarns and patterns and creating my own patterns when inspiration strikes.
In July 2018 our family took a chance and moved 400 miles from Western New York to Northern Virginia. I made the tough decision to close my business My Only Sunshine, to have more time to focus on family. While I used to focus on making and selling my finished projects, I’ve found new focus as a blogger and pattern writer, which allows me more creativity in my making, and more time to spend with my family. This blog is meant to spread the love of creation with fiber arts, rather than just the love of the finished object. Taking the time to make every stitch with love makes all the difference ❤