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Emotional Healing and Crochet
Created By: S Sherri

All my life I've wanted to create. My mother was a wonderful seamstress but did not knit or crochet. The only woman in my extended family crocheted and knit but she lived in Atlanta and we lived in Miami Florida. I never was able to send enough time with her to watch and learn. I tried sewing and even made some fairly nice dresses. However, it was total frustration for me and not relaxing at all. Even upon completion.



Years went by, I was married, gave birth, divorced and remarried, gave birth again, and in 1997 I became chronically ill. In 1999 I was diagnosed with a multitude of problems but the main illness was systemic lupus. For 4 years I was unable to do much more than make it from the bed to the couch, to the doctor each week, and all over again. In 2004 I moved to one county over and by God's grace met a woman while we were both waiting to pick up our kids at school. She told me she had just been diagnosised with lupus and our friendship became very close. She is a beader and she crochets beautiful garments. So I asked if she would teach me and within a week I had made my first shawl. Now, 3 years later I have made blankets, shawls, hats, scarves, etc. Crocheting brought me a sense of accomplishment, allowed my creative side to come out in a way that did not require me to extend alot of energy, exercised my mind which had been severely depleted from the lupus. I'd gone from a degreed Human Resources Director to a do nothing blob or so I felt. Crocheting brought me peace, satisfied the muse in me, and has allowed me to minister to others as well. I made my first large project last year when my niece wanted a blanket for her daybed. We went and picked out the colors, with sheets that would match. I had the best time creating this and watching her open it Christmas. This has become her favorite blanket. I love seeing her snuggled up in it on the couch watching her favorite program. I've given scarves away as presents, and am now crocheting baby and youth blankets for our local hospital emergency room. When children come in they get a blankie to hold on to and take home. It seems to settle them when they are going thru the trauma of having to be at an emergency room or inpatient. It's cratifying. I'm always looking for other ways to use my newfound talent to soothe anothers soul.



Lionbrand yarn is my most favorite. The colors, textures and easy of use is very satisfying to work with. Thank you for this opportunity to share your yarns with others.



Sincerely,

Sherri


 
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