When I was young my grandma tried to teach me to knit. It didn’t work out so well. She thought I was doing a fine job…. I knew better. I remember my grandma being able to see but by the time I was a young teenager she was legally blind. That didn’t stop her from doing whatever she wanted too. She knit until the day she had her stroke at age 97! I hope to be like her when I grow up :) I think my grandma is probably the reason I took up crafting.
I learned one crochet stitch when I was in Bible School. Crocheted myself an afghan that I still own.
After that I didn’t crochet for years, until I had children. Decided to crochet some blankets as baby gifts, that lasted for a few blankets, then I quit again.
I had an Etsy shop for a while, but it didn’t work out for me.
Still have a business page on Facebook though: https://www.facebook.com/
I also have a blog where I post FREE crochet patterns every Friday: http://creativecanadianlife.
Crocheting has been wonderful therapy for me. It’s relaxing (unless I miscount stitches), keeps my hands busy (no munching), and is a way I can give back by crocheting for Charities. Who needs a therapist when you have yarn and hooks? lol
I have also recently started something new called Warming Hearts. For each item sold, one item is donated to a charity. Donations are sent to:
- the local food bank for their Christmas Hampers and also for anyone in the community who needs some extra help.
- The Salvation Army to be distributed from their food truck which goes out 2-3 times a week to feed those living on the streets, and families having trouble making ends meet.
- A shelter for abused women. I have a friend who's aunt volunteers at the shelter, items will be sent to her.
If you have a preference as to which charity receives your donated item, please let me know.
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