This interview, with Terri, is from August 2016
First, Terri, I LOVE your frogs!!! How many have you made? And are they all different?
The first three are for the main table at the baby shower. I will be making two of the smaller ones for 10 guest tables that means 20+3. Those will be in pink and purple with pacifiers in the mouth. Just finished one as soon as I’m done with the purple I will submit it.
1. Tell us a little about yourself
I’m married for now 23 wonderful years. Have three grown an amazing kids. My first grand-daughter is due in November, and I am overwhelmed with joy. Was a homeschooling mom, and later became an administrator at a private school. Became a truck driver with my husband and though short lived due to vertigo it was an amazing experience. Got to Tavel to Canada and 37 beautiful states. Now I am a happy housewife who is happy to be home. I try to live my life to make my family happy and honoring God through it all.
2. What is your “inspiration story” — where did your interest in crocheting all begin?
While on my trucking adventure with my hubby and no longer being able to drive due to my vertigo I sat as co-driver for many hours. I was researching things to keep me busy. I stumbled unto your website through Google and was inspired by all the beautiful projects. Making pit stops for supplies at a Walmart (not many places you can pull in with an semi truck) I decided to buy my first yarn and hook set. You can say I was hooked after that first stitch.
3. What is your dream project?
Stained glass afghan is my dream project. The colors are captivating.
4. What has been your greatest challenge so far and how did you overcome it?
Thus far, being patient with long projects such as the amigurumi. They tend to be the most satisfying, but also the most trying.
5. What is the greatest gift that crocheting has given you?
The gift of giving. I love how people react to the gifts. I tried selling a few items and was successful, but it took the joy away from just giving. It made it a job and not a gift anymore.
6. What words of wisdom do you have for someone beginning to crochet?
Best advice I can give is don’t give up. Find your comfort and go with it. Don’t be afraid to do your thing and unfollow the pattern. Don’t rush your projects enjoy every stitch the end result will be worth it.
Debbie (life & crocheting have a lot in common: it's all about one stitch at a time.)