I go by my given middle name; Tomoko. Just 'Tomoko'. It is a name of Japanese origin. No, it is not the name of a gas station, as someone once thought. I spent the decade before 2008 in the hospitality industry. In 2008, I was replaced at my position as General Manager at a lovely boutique inn on Whidbey Island. In 2010 I became a member of Construction and Textile Advisors of Pierce County. I offer sewing lessons. Contact me through email if you are interested. Currently I'm experimenting with felting and crochet. The background image is an example of my work. I live in Washington state in a small town, in south Puget Sound. It is a wonderful place to live and I feel very fortunate to be here.