Thursday, September 22, 2011
On My Talent Corner
Today I am interviewing one of my friends from one of the craft groups I attend. She is multi-talented and has a lot of fun with her hobbies.
I'll let her talk:
I started to develop an interest in needlepoint when a group of my friends met every week to work on their crafts. Some were crocheting, some knitting and one woman was working on a needlepoint project. It looked interesting and decided to try doing it. I brought a small canvas and with her help made my first needlepoint. It was the beginning of years filled with making many different needlepoint's. I love doing them but have a special interest in making faces. There is something special about capturing their expressions. It's almost like bringing the canvas to life. Right now I am working on people from other countries. It's important to me to do their eyes right and their hands.
OK so let me ask you a few more questions about the crochet side.
Q: When did you first learn how to crochet?
A: It was around 1993.
Q: How did you learn? From a family member, friend, or organization?
A: It seems that I always knew how to make a square. I'm not sure how I learned.
Q: Why do you enjoy crocheting so much?
A: I always enjoyed making the lap blankets for the seniors. It's such a need you feel you are helping out. And because I have such a great teacher I have expanded more with my crochet.
Q: Well thank you for that comment. What are some future projects you would like to make?
A: Sweaters for my new great grandchild. Presently I am working on a baby blanket for the baby and a hat.
Q: What benefits do you get from crocheting?
A: Satisfaction of seeing the happy smiling faces of those I make items for.
Her new great grandchild has sparked her desire to pick up her crocheting again and she has not stopped. The lap blanket on the right is called the Jacobs Ladder and she had to make it because it is a reminder of her dear late husband Jacob.
She also has another special talent and that is writing. She writes such beautiful short stories and poems that really make you think. What did I tell you, she is multi-talented.