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   Posted 8/25/2010 1:38 PM (GMT -7)   
I just have to share this niceness. Had to go out and buy my vitamin D supp just now. Decided that while I was out, I'd also buy myself some knitting needles (just taking knitting up) as reward for handling the appointment with the rheumy yesterday. Looked at Walmart first, but they didn't have what I needed. Another lady was looking at the rack at the same time. She said, "What are you looking for?" Then she helped me look. When I said, "Oh well, I'll just go to JoAnn's ..." She said, "Wait. Do you have a coupon?" Me, "No, but they'll have one at the door." Her, "They run out a lot - wait, I have one in my purse!." She insisted she didn't need it. It was for 40% off. Then she instructed me how I could also take it to Michael's their competitor if JoAnn's didn't have my stuff. What a total DEAR! I mean - a total stranger.

I find crafters to be simply big hearted people. Love 'em to bits. One time in JoAnn's a seasoned seamstress spent loads of time with me talking over sewing techniques (I'm a raw newbie.) Another time online, a fantastic man who sews really beautifully gave me the absolute best advice over the course of days for doing one of my projects right.

I just love this sort of thing. What lovely people there are in the world!

(I bet you're all crafters - you're all a bunch of sweeties!)

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   Posted 8/25/2010 2:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Princess but Im not a crafter at all, lol. Im more of a reader but im glad that you have met some really nice people that do craft.
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   Posted 8/25/2010 8:34 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm not a crafter, either, although I'm frustrated by that and plan to be one in my next life. Glad people were nice today!
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   Posted 8/25/2010 9:11 PM (GMT -7)   
its just always nice when people do things like that it gives you hope still! I used to be a crafter...till I had kids.

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   Posted 8/26/2010 8:05 AM (GMT -7)   
What a nice story. I used to be a sewer and crafter but my vision is too bad now. I still like to go to the stores you mentioned just to look. I love looking at fabric.

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   Posted 8/26/2010 8:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Shirley and Debbie - I dub thee honorary crafty people. :-D You have crafter's spirit in you.

And no one said you have to be GOOD at what you take up as a hobby. ;-) I just play mostly. I like keeping my hands busy.

Javamommy - I bet some of the play time you have with your kids is crafty! :-)

Puppylover - yes, it is nice just browsing through the stuff, isn't it? Very mellowing.

There is something called Crochenit that uses a really big hook - it is easy to see and you can make anything using it. It may work with failing vision, but you'd know better than I. Check this out for more:

There is even regular crochet - I have a crochet hook for doing rugs - it is about as thick as my thumb. You can use it on large, chunky yarn, or fabric strips.

Or do you think you'd enjoy spinning yarn? I think you may be able to do that with limited vision. It's a very tactile experience. I use a drop spindle, which is very cheap (under $20) - not a spinning wheel. Very soothing - even if I am not that good at making perfectly even yarn yet - I still love doing it. (And uneven yarn is still useful) This is where I learned:

Maybe none of my ideas are things that appeal to you - but I just hate to hear that someone who loves to craft might not feel there is anything for them. I hope you can find something that appeals to you.

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