Nancy’s oldest sister, Sharon Regalado, taught her to crochet when she was a kid. As a young adult, Nancy spent a lot of time at the Enchanted Unicorn and was taught to knit by Hope Rivas, who taught many generations in Redlands to knit. After making two sweaters (Nancy was never one to start small), the knitting process left her frustrated and she stopped knitting, but continued to crochet as well as do counted needlepoint. In 2006, Nancy rediscovered knitting, fell in love with it, and has been knitting ever since.
In 2016, Nancy retired from her day job and decided to open her own yarn shop. With the support of her husband, Carl, her two sisters, Sharon Regalado and Kathi Barnes, and a few close friends, she is pursuing her dream.
Nancy is a long-time resident of Redlands and spent much of her childhood there with family. She comes from a family of creative people. Her paternal grandmother tatted, did needlepoint, and quilted. Her maternal grandmother crocheted, quilted and was an awesome cook! Nancy’s mother made most of Nancy and her sisters’ clothes when they were young and loved to garden and had beautiful roses. Both of Nancy’s sisters hand quilt and crochet.
“Creativity is inventing, experiencing, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.”
Mary Lou Cook – Peace Activist and Artist
Nancy loves to read and one of her favorite quotes sums up her view of the world. It is the last line in Roald Dahl’s last book The Minpins: