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Hello and welcome to my personal crochet journey!  As a child I have fond memories of crochet dolls made by my Great Aunt Gloria.  In her 90's today she fueled my interest in learning this age-old craft that has progressed with the times.  So in the fall of 2010 I purchased "I Taught Myself Crochet" a great beginner's crochet kit complete with a pictures and simple instruction of all basic crochet stitches, crochet hooks and simple patterns.

My first project was a simple rectangular purse using a variegated yarn.  It turned out great and my passion began to grow.  In that first year I made a book cover with a buttoned closure, numerous purses to give away, adorable animal hats for my nephews and even a ballerina elephant.

This summer at our family's cottage in WNY I shared my new-found enjoyment with my Aunt Gloria and was thrilled to see an afghan she is currently working on for her cottage bedroom.  I could only be so lucky later in life to still be crafting beautiful things!

I hope you enjoy my journey and find the courage to learn something new no matter what your age!