In between crochet stitches, I’ve been reading, writing, learning, and sharing. More about the two ladies above in a moment.
One of the books on my word hook – I read like I crochet, rarely one thing at a time – is Don’t Waste Your Life by John Piper. I’m reading along with ladies from church, and it’s been grounding and yet so adventurous-ing discussing this book.
One of many favorite quotes so far:
“Whenever something is of tremendous value to you, and you cherish its beauty, or power, or uniqueness, you want to draw others’ attention to it and waken in them the same joy.” – John Piper
One of my favorite ways to draw attention to my loves is to write about them.
Working ahead, I’ve been developing patterns and posts for hats for welcomed babies, shawls for chilly hospital mommies, and more.
And wanting to make my little corner of cyberworld pretty, I’ve been playing with graphic design a bit, sticking with the free stuff learning from generous pros.
And the Highlight of my Month: Sharing
I met the Crochet Ladies of Vilano!
Clara and I met online via Home and Beyond; we chatted via my Facebook page; and a friendship was born! She recently invited me to speak at her crochet group – in real life down by the beach near St. Augustine.
Crochet Lady or Death by Hook?
My husband went with me – instead of just dropping me off – to be sure there really is a clubhouse, and that Clara really is a sweet woman who crochets and she isn’t an an axe murderer preying on an innocent yarn-lover.
The first guest who arrived was introduced to me as: My cohort in crime.
Sure, that made me feel better.
All I could see was yarn and crochet hooks ahead, however, and my husband had left the security gate entrance on his way to find a while-we’re-out-of-town-let’s-have-a-date restaurant, so I thought: What a way to go! With hook in hand!
The Reality Is …
Clara and her friends are as real life lovin’ as they are in cyberworld!
We shared completed project ideas.
We shared works in progress.
We shared successes!
Clara taught Renee how to crochet the Corner to Corner – her first venture into crocheting – ever!
We shared life between the stitches.
We shared life stories.
Helen learned to crochet last October. She made, not only this scarf, but all her family’s Christmas presents!
We enjoyed crocheting as a team sport.
And I learned that not everyone on the internet is an axe murderer. We just have to be careful, do our homework, and take a buddy.
Some folks just like to crochet, to share the love of Jesus, and to walk together in life’s journey.
Many thanks to Clara (on the left) for inviting me to be part of such a special group of ladies.
Aren’t these two sisters sweet together? And just 13 years apart!
Reminds me of my much older siblings … I miss you!
And so you don’t miss a stitch, be sure to sign up for updates, patterns, and more from Home and Beyond, where we are Crocheting for Cause this year.
Coming Soon-ish …
Corner to Corner Shawls and Blankets for Chilly Hospital Mommies
REALITY CHECK: My new camera worked beautifully, except when it ate some of the photos of the ladies’ projects. My apologies to those who shared such lovely works of crocheted art in reality, while the images took a hike beyond the lens cap into the space between the pixels. Now, where did I put that camera manual?
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