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77 Redlands Rd East Falmouth
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  • sandy is now a member Jul 09, 2010 
About Me

 

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.
A year and a half later, at the age of 40, I became pregnant with my 3rd child. Knowing I couldn’t run a business and raise a newborn baby, thedecision was made to close the store.

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

 

 

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