Magnolia Manor is one of many senior communities that offer knitting and crochet clubs for their members. The crafters of this one share a bit.
This is an exercise that you can do anytime, anywhere, in your own mind, even without yarn and a crochet hook. It is designed to bring you back to a place of peace, regardless of what is going on around you, so that you can respond to all situations with inner peace and outer calm.
Laura, who calls herself a warrior, loves dogs, lectura, a cup of tea and sitting around a campfire. When asked what the number one reason is that she crochets, she answers, “It is a part of me, like breathing. It is my Nona’s legacy, lived through me.”
Lydia learned to crochet to help her through the difficulty of an operation. She has been “hooked” ever since.
I had a backlog of crochet interviews for the longest time that I have finally almost completed. It is very important to me to give each interview my complete attention, even if that means it takes awhile to get it published. I firmly believe each story is important and that there is value in sharing it. And I’m ready to share more!
Emma S. has an as-yet-undiagnosed chronic pain condition that limits her daily activities, leaving crafting one of the only things that regularly brings her joy. She has found that even though it doesn’t fix her physical problems, it can take her focus off of them for long periods of time. And even though crafting doesn’t offer the kind of physical activity she would love to be doing, it does provide a positive alternative.
I would like to think that my books make great gifts for the people in your life, and I’d love to help you get ahead on your gift buying (even if the gift is just for yourself!) so I’m offering discounts on my books throughout October.