My name is Helen. I was born and grew up in northern England but have lived in Switzerland with my husband two daughters, son and a cat called Bumble Bee for almost 20 years. I have a thing about textiles – am a lifelong quilter, sewer and knitter – with a stash to match on all counts. I’m never happier than when I’m up in my little office-come-sewing room being creative and listening to good books on my i-pod. I love to run with the running ladies in the woods and hills around the village where I live. I also work part-time as a freelance editor and translator.