My name is Patsy Journigan Hazelwood (my friends call me PJ)...on Aug 21 I will be 66 years old!
I have two children...a son in Delaware (married) and a daughter here with me and a 5 yr old grandson.I worked at Dan River til they closed down. I went back to school at 56 and got an associated degree in accounting. I went to work at a bank (where I hung my wreaths) and I worked there til I was 62. I retired shortly after 4 bank robbers came in and robbed the bank I worked at!!! they wanted the money more than I did. LOL I have 4 little dogs who light up my days...and give me lots to do and clean up LOL.
Our city offered a wreathing class for $20 and it included all the supplies to make a wreath and the class..I thought...Good I can take the class and make me a wreath...cause they were a little out of my price range. I really enjoyed the class and I took that wreath to work and hung it up. Well, everyone wanted to know where I got it...It was that "I made that moment" and I was very proud!
I started making them and would hang them up for people to pick up and then other people would see them and it went from there.
I never got into selling online, just local. I made wreaths for my Mom until she passed away. I have been doing this for about 7 years. Have met some wonderful people...including Laurie from UITC.
I saw the UITC rose on someones FB page and fell in love with it...My Mother loved Pink Roses (she died before I retired). One of my friends loved the roses I did so my friends have a lot of my work on their doors!!!
Social Security doesn't go real far and making the wreaths makes extra money for me. Everyone loves the UITC roses I make...I have always loved things like no one else had...something Unique and the UITC boards give the opportunity to do that. I always try to make something that I know someone would be proud to hang on their door or in their home. My house is not a castle...but it is mine and Thank God it is paid for :)
What I love most about UITC? Where do I begin: I love the versatility of the boards and how many options we have to use them to design our own creations. I love the tutorials and how much fun you having designing for others. You give us the basic steps and we can take it from there. I love the simplicity of the boards and I realize how much thought went into each one of them. I love UITC customer service. You know us and answer us back when we have questions. The boards are designed so everyone can use them for that “I made that moment.“
I just want to leave something behind after I am gone...that they can say yes I knew her and Yes she made that!
I love what you do Laurie and your love of what you do and your zest for life! Don't ever change!
I can be found on Facebook as Patsy Hazelwood in Danville, VA. (fun fact:We are the last capital of the Confederacy!)
Here is just a few of my UITC wreaths I have done....hope you enjoy them.