Shaker Woods Shakerwoods Festival Columbiana, Ohio
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When the jury is deliberating, that is the time I take to reflect. My hope is that I have represented the people of the state of California in a manner that results in justice being served. As a prosecutor, I often find myself reflecting on human goodness, basic human values and the choices people make that lead them down particular paths in life. In my professional career and personal life, values of hope, faith, truth, justice, family, love and home have always driven me and led me down purposeful paths with sometimes surprising destinations.

One of those paths was law school. I have a fulfilling career as Deputy District Attorney and achieved the recognition of “Prosecutor of the Year” for the successful prosecution of felony and cold cases.

Another path I have chosen is respect for the simpler life and the endearing love of the place where I grew up. As a result of this love, I began to attend weekend estate sales to purchase vintage linens like the ones my Mom always used. The linens seemed to capture those moments from the past where so much time was spent not in front of a TV, but around a kitchen table sewing, baking, crocheting and creating useful household items. Using the rescued vintage linens, I began to repurpose and stencil inspirational words on them for my home so I would always be reminded and comforted by the values that were truly important in my personal and professional, faith, truth, hope, home and family. Eventually, I found myself prosecuting by day and sewing at night after a boutique owner in Los Angeles saw one of my “Pillow Talk”creations in a mutual friend's home and asked if she could carry this line in her shop. It is reassuring to know that others are also comforted by these words of inspiration on repurposed and rescued linens.

Human goodness and values keep me coming back to the place where I grew the woods at Shaker Woods. Although my job has taken me thousands of miles from where I grew up, one thing will always remain... All roads will lead home.Shaker Woods has always been a part of my life. I have spent nearly every August for the last 19 years at the show with my parents' company, The Pennsylvania Basket Company. Although I live 3,000 miles away, every summer I am drawn back to Shaker Woods.

The woods is of a simpler life, a time of human goodness, and family values, values that I carry with me every day of my life. I look forward to making more memories as I spend my 20th year and first year as an artisan at Shaker Woods.

Please stop by and visit me at “Pillow Talk” by Liberty Linens. Sorry, I don’t give legal advice except to have Faith, Hope, Love, and Family Values.

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