Happy Monday everyone!
I have a super FUN thing to share with you today!
This Granny Square afghan is the VERY FIRST thing I ever crocheted!
My wonderful journey into crochet all started one Fall day in 1990 when I walked to LeeWards Craft Store in Ann Arbor, MI (now Michael's) and found a crochet kit on the shelf.
Before that day, I had not really thought much about crochet or even knew what it was. :)
I thought everything woven was either knitted on needles or made on a loom of some sort. :)
Finding this kit on the shelf, complete with the colorful yarn inside is the project that inspired me to buy a crochet hook and a book & to patiently teach myself how to crochet!
I remember making each square and enjoying every stitch as I learned how to hold the hook and master the granny square formation.
When it was all done, I was so proud of my accomplishment and could not wait to share it with the closest person in my heart... my twin sister, Melanie.
She has loved it all of these years and moved it across the country and kept in in perfect condition.
As a wonderful gift, she decided to surprise me with it and offered to have it live at my house so I could enjoy it too!
I had not really held it in most of those 22 years as she had it perfectly folded and on display at her house. :)
When I opened it up and held it, my arms got all tingly and happy!
Just think... this project was the first step in a long journey of learning, creating, dreaming, sharing and FUN for me.
Thank you Melly for sharing it again with me as I now have it in my craft room to enjoy everyday and remind me of the love with which it was made and shared.
Once again I am reminded with a hug and a smile that...
Life is Art... Art is Life!
Melissa & R-Chee