This week we're looking at Deborah's blog - Debbi-a1. Her site features mainly in-progress and completed shots of her work. Deborah is very active in producing items for charity, like her 100 squares for the cancer comfortghan on C'ville (oh my goodness!) along with gifts for others and a few things for herself too! She can be found on Crochetville as Debbi-a1, just like her blog name.
Charity squares are not all Deborah is up to, she's got beautiful shawls, afghans, scarves, and various other projects. Her sidebar has some great links to free patterns along with other crochet resources around the net. She also has fun info about herself and her crochet history.
Here's even more on our newest friend:
How long have you been crocheting?
Oh, since I was about 8. But stopped, of course. Started again when I was actually a teen. I was very, very shy (still am shy) and so I stayed home a lot and my mom taught me again.
What's the project you're most proud of?
A round tablecloth done in thread. No picture (maybe need one). It’s about 30+ inches around (I never measured, but somewhere around there). I has a few pineapples around it. That’s the one I kept. There were a few others that I’ve given away.
What's your favorite thing about crochet?
The way it reduces stress. Gives me something to do and look forward too. The sense of accomplishment when something is finished. The friendship it creates when you meet someone else who crochets (online or in person), and this is an almost instant friendship with crochet which I don’t see elsewhere.
What do you enjoy working on the most?
I don’t know if I have a preference. At the moment, I’m not enjoying thread, although I haven’t abandoned it. I’m enjoying making purses, which I just started doing this last year (okay there was one a few years ago but without lining, which I didn’t know how to do, doesn’t help).
What else are you interested in?
I also do bead jewelry (just easy items, non crochet too). I’ve done some cross stitch. Some plastic canvas (proud of the 3 Christmas houses I did). Writing. Make up (that’s why I do Avon). Internet and computers. Reading (just about anything).
Is there anything else you want people to know about you?
I’m a very shy and introverted person so that’s why my blog doesn’t have much on it besides crochet. That’s the way I am in person too. I haven’t been married and I don’t have kids, just never happened for me and it’s not the worse thing, and as I’m getting older I’m feeling better about it. Although I do like men and children (for some reason children call me “silly” and I don’t know why…). I do seem to get along better with kids and the elderly then people my own age (not sure why but I’m okay with that). Most of my crochet items go as gifts and I don’t mind at all. I did start making things for me after years of crocheting for others. I have made sweaters and vests that I do wear. I am a religious person. I don’t travel much and I’m okay with that, although it always sounds like fun.
Thanks to Debbie for sharing her work with us and for participating in the review!!