This interview, with SRO-AUSTIN is from January, 2016
First, let’s talk about your owl hat: Did you design it? And how did you make those eyes?
Thank you. I designed the owl. The owl is made as an applique and stitch onto the hat. I use crochet thread and floss for the eyes. The most challenging part is the eyes. I usually like to make different things so I don’t think I will probably make another.
Tell us a bit about yourself
I am a retired secretary from a public school system after 37 years of service. I love crafts of all kinds. Sewing, hardanger,counted cross stitch, drawing, painting, ceramics, porcelain dolls, tatting, knitting, and of course – crochet.
What is your crocheting story?
As a tween, I bought a K-tel knitter (which is no longer made) and learned how to use that. I realize now that the process is much like crochet. After marriage, I loved the look of crochet, bought a hook and decided to teach myself.
What has been the greatest gift that crocheting has given you?
The greatest gift that crochet has given me is the fun of making things for others and seeing their smiles when they receive the crocheted item.
Debbie (life & crocheting have a lot in common: it's all about one stitch at a time.)