Joined Jul 7 2010
77 Redlands Rd East Falmouth
Known as a designer of unique crochet patterns, I have been crocheting for over 30 years.
As a way to stay home with my children, and still earn a little money, I first sold my handmade crocheted items when a girlfriend opened a yarn & consignment shop. Later, me and a group of friends started a business called “Country Moms” where handmade items were sold at home parties. Customer’s homes were transformed into an arts & crafts store where beautiful handmade designs were available for purchase.
Tired of lugging around containers of crafts, in 1993 the home parties ended and “Sister’s Craft Depot” opened for business.
As it turned out, closing the store was a good decision after all. My son was born with Down Syndrome and a hole in his heart. He spent the first 3 months of his life in the hospital. Until his open heart surgery, those 3 months were touch and go. When my son grew strongerand things had calmed down, I was once again able to go back to crocheting.
Then I found the internet and started selling my crocheted items online. Very quickly I realized what people really wanted were my crochet patterns. I had toyed around with the idea of writing patterns, but didn’t have the confidence to do so. As it turns out, a routine trip to the doctor for a mammogram would prove to be the stimulus that launched my career in this new direction.
The test revealed a lump that needed to be removed. It took about 2 weeks before they could operate and give me the wonderful news that it was not cancerous. During those long 2 weeks, the phrase “what would you do if you had a week to live?” kept running through my mind. The answer was “write my patterns down”.
I have a strong faith in God and attribute a lot of my knowledge and ideas to have come from God. When I run out of ideas I pray and lots more ideas come flooding in.
I have won First Place Blue Ribbons for four years in a row at the Barnstable County Fair in the professional crocheter category. Three of these designs are currently sold on AnniesAttic.com