It didn’t take me long to decide that my “inner animal” is a Desert (Pack) Rat. I’ve been telling people that I am a “desert rat” for years. I love the desert, and since I am lucky enough to live in Tucson Arizona, I get to enjoy the Sonoran Desert every day, as well as hiking and camping all over the deserts of the western USA. Pack rats are famous for their stashes, middens, which can be built up over many years. As a quilter, I have been happily collecting my stash over the years, and freely admit to hoarding some of my favorite fabrics, beads, fibers….