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My Gift
Created By: JANET EASON

I've heard the expression" a gift from above" and never fully understood it. At the age of 15 I had learned quilting, basic hand sewing and basic machine sewing, curtain making and simple upholstery from my grandmother. I wanted something no one in my family knew anything about. I found out my great grandmother (still living at that time)knew tatting and embroidery and crocheting. But she was 97 and blind. I figured that I could read up on it and get a basic idea. So I went to the school library and my local Woolworth store and got the books and some yarn(Red Heart) and a steel hook. I practiced and practiced. I ripped out rows and stitches that didn't look like the photos.

The problem is I am Left-handed. Nothing looked like my work, there was NO left handed instruction and no photos for me. After I learned some basic stitches and made 2 or 3 dozen potholders. I put it down for embroidery. None of these skills was difficult for me and I loved the creative side.

But I put it aside for High School and didn't think about it until after I had children. Crocheted projects and chldren don't mix, everything I made my children pulled apart. At the age of 30 my pastors wife pulled me into her missionary work, yes crocheted hats for babies and preemies. I couldn't believe it, easy and fast hats and from the hat pattern, GOD showed me how to make tiny booties for preemies, and little blankets too.

After a few years, working with her she got a different position with our church association and asked me to be president of the Craft dept of our Memphis Branch.

I lost count after the first 100 hats and blanket sets, but I started with the tiny hats and shoes at 35 years of age and now I'm 50; and I haven't stopped, in fact I've added hats for the homeless and lap robes for the invalids in nursing homes.

GOD took a little talent and multiplied it into more than I ever thought possible. Truly I am grateful and have no plans to stop.


 
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