Thursday, April 7, 2011

The Gift of Crochet

One of my favorite things to do in my spare time is crochet.  My mother started to teach me when I was in kindergarten. She was great at nurturing my creative side. My earliest lessons began with the chain stitch. Like other young crocheters, I soon became the proud owner of a grocery bag full of crocheted chains. They were all different sizes and colors. I used them for many things, we stitched them together to make headbands, bracelets, and a host of other things.

Many of my completed projects were given as gifts to family and friends. There have been afghans, baby sets, hats scarves, the list goes on and on.
I must admit, the thing I find most fulfilling about crochet is sharing the projects with others. 
These are some of the Amigurumi's that I make for Ronald McDonald House in Wilmington, Delaware. My sister and niece stay there quite often. The kids love these crazy things, I can't make enough of them...
Several of my afghans have been used as raffle and door prizes. These have been donated to my nieces school for their annual dinner dance. All of the money raised goes to the student activity fund. 
While others are a source of encouragement, shared with friends who struggle daily with chronic illness..
My love of crochet never waivers, it doesn't come as easily anymore. My neck, hands, and arms, weaken. I don't crochet as quickly as I once did. But the fact that I can still crochet is a great comfort. I'm very thankful for still being able to share what I love with others.


  1. You have an AMAZING gift, young lady. I love love love that necklace! You are so sweet. I was just thinking, OH, I need to get a photo to put on here....and there it was already!

    Those baby sets are GORGEOUS! Oh my GOODNESS. How much do you sell them for? Next person I know has a baby I'm calling you!

    Love ya woman!

  2. I am so glad that you can still do your beautiful work! I found your blog through Kerri's. I also have MG and was looking to find other women who are fighting it with humor and grace! Good for you. Hang in there. Claire

  3. Thank you both for your comments!

    I really appreciate being able to share my MG experience. There are days when this crazy disease makes you want to cry, and then there are days when all you can do is say Thank You for a strong muscle day!


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