Welcome to my website and blog! Today Crochetville’s A Tour through Crochet Country features me and Tammy Hildebrand for CGOA. I have enjoyed following along with Crochetville on the tour, visiting the blogs of all the CGOA members, and blogging about everyone here. I decided to challenge myself to see if I could blog everyday during NatCroMo because in the past I have been a sporadic blogger. I tip my hat to all of you who blog daily.
I am a CGOA Professional member, and I love to crochet fashion, accessories, and home décor. I also teach crochet and knitting. My work has been in Interweave Crochet and Crochet World magazines, and my patterns can be purchased at the Interweave Store, KnitPicks, Ravelry, and my blog. I recently finished school, and I am glad to be able to get back to doing more crochet designing. I live in Atlanta, Georgia, and I spend a lot of time with my four grandchildren.
Here is a free pattern that I would like to share. It is for my Waffle Crochet Headband. You can download the pattern directly from my Ravelry store, or from This Is Crochet if you would like to sign up to receive the monthly newsletter.
I’m celebrating NatCroMo by giving away a Knook Beginner Set – Medium Weight Yarn. Leave me a comment in this post and tell me what you are doing for NatCroMo by March 31, and I will use a random number generator to select a recipient from the posts.
The Crochet Guild of America (“CGOA”) offers many benefits to its members, including two annual conferences, a crochet Masters program, a Professional Development day, an annual design contest, and a subscription to Crochet! magazine. The CGOA also allows its members to apply for professional status. There are two professional levels — Associate Professional and Professional. One of the most-beneficial opportunities for me was being able to receive mentoring when I became an Associate Professional member.
Project Night Night is the charity that was chosen to be highlighted this month. It is a non-profit organization that provides care packages to homeless children. The care packages contain a tote bag, blanket, reading book, and a stuffed animal. We are asking everyone to help us support Project Night Night by crocheting a small blanket or making a financial donation.
Thank you for visiting my blog today, and I hope you are enjoying the tour. As you continue on the tour, I ask this one thing: take time to leave a comment to let the bloggers know that you stopped by or visit and like their Facebook pages. We love to interact with other crocheters.
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Previous Blog Tours
Please take a moment to visit the blogs of these previous designers and show them some NatCroMo love!
Day 16: Laurinda Reddig
Mark you calendars to come back for the This Is Crochet blog tour stop on March 18. More to come . . .