In My Free Time

Trained in Chicago by a coach to the Lyric Opera singers, my chosen form of music is classical, but I sing jazz tunes to warm up.

I used to have a trio called Wedding Song that performed for wedding ceremonies only from 1983-1993. I then wrote a book for others who wanted to plan their own.

Here is My Heart, Lord
Come to Me/Softly and Tenderly

I like to take a bolt of fabric that could become a thousand things and make something with my own hands. I was taught from an early age by my mother on a Singer treadle machine, making a majority of my own clothes by high school.

I have a long waist and long legs, so it was easier to make items to fit my own body, buying a bolt that would make a dress, a skirt or several blouses. It is wonderful to know how to make your own patterns so as not to be dependent upon what you find off the rack in stores, in pantone colors you may/may not like.

I had my own wedding line, Rose Ferreri Couture, from 2012-2017, comprised of wedding veils, jackets, and “fascinator” hats.

Gardening is therapeutic. Not one of my David Austen roses has ever had killer “black spot.” I also love blue morning glories and fragant moon flowers. My husband made the pergola below for me, and we were married beneath it two years later.

My husband and I love to dance the Nuevo [New]Tango.

My husband is a former USMC police officer. I was taught to shoot by a pro.

Not bad for first time shooting my new .380 Ruger LCP Max on Nov. 2, 2022 at 10 YARDS.

Let’s face it, a woman should know how to defend herself. I prefer Ruger.