Good morning, all. Today’s post is going to be on a light note, with lots of pictures to fill it out. I’ve mentioned before that I suffer from a number of chronic illnesses, including Fibromyalgia, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Thyroid Disease, GERD. and many more. Unfortunately, they leave me in constant pain, day and night. Things have been a little rough lately, and I’m feeling pretty exhausted. So, to get back to the light note, I’m going to tell you about one of my favorite hobbies: crocheting.
I taught myself to crochet when I was young, still pre-teen. It seemed pretty difficult back then, and I didn’t really get into it much. As I got older, I gave it another try and this time it all seemed to make more sense. I’ve crocheted off and on now for over 30 years. I think I’ve gotten pretty good at it now and like expanding and trying new things.
Since I don’t get out of my house much anymore, I do a lot of crocheting. Plus, I love collecting patterns. I have hundreds…more than I’ll ever be able to actually make. Still, I keep collecting, because it’s fun. These kinds of things keep me out of trouble, give my hands and mind something to focus on, and gives me enjoyment both in the process of creation and the fun of giving gifts to family. I even have a little shop on Etsy called Expression of Joy . I lost my joy for quite a while, but have learned the value of finding it in even the littlest of things. It’s an ongoing lesson. But, crocheting brings me joy. So, here are some of my crocheted creations for your perusal and enjoyment. These are some of what I made for Christmas last year, except for the Anniversary Dolls. Of course, I can’t show what I’m making for this Christmas, yet!!