As I have expanded my contacts within the blogging community, I have been impressed with how many of my favorite bloggers crochet. So, while I am not in that sisterhood myself, I wanted to share the creations of my mother, who invests many of her waking hours plying her crochet hook to the benefit of others.Mom takes great joy in crafting gifts for her great grandchildren, who currently number 16 (with 2 more on the way)! She started with baby blankets, hats and booties. (On our weekly Skype call today, we got to talking about the gender of the greats because the two on the way are both boys. That means boys 11, girls 7 - come on, girls!!!)
(Upon request, even us kids can have an animal - I have a giraffe I named Tank; he is in storage until our log house is finished - I can't wait to be reunited with him!)
|This was snapped up quickly at Creative Corner
So what do you say to 100 stars?
Designs come from various sources - Mom discovered the pattern for the throw above on the back of a crochet wrapper. Others she locates on the Web. As she puts it, she has a 'lovely lady' at St. Leonard's who prints the patterns for her. The Lovey Blankets below were found by her leader at Creative Corner, and every one of them is so cute you want to squeeze it! No surprise that I have asked Mom to make me a couple of the owls for the babies of friends of mine!
Some of her creations are hard to part with - I remember that Santa and Mrs. Claus were couch companions for many months until she finally had to turn them over for the Bazaar. Raggedy Ann and Andy also took up residence for a while before making the trek to Creative Corner. Don't you just love the hair on those two?
Be wary of admiring something in her house, or that she has given someone else - you will probably get one from her in the future. So it was that I received these too-nice-to-use potholders. If you look closely, you can see the delicate nature of the hooking - this was not done with the ergonomic handle and I can only imagine the physical investment Mom made with these. I am honored and I am hooked!
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