|2006: Myra Wood assisting Mini~Dee|
with her 1st Runway appearance.
|Photo from Mini~Dee's website,|
It does not seem all that long ago when CGOA Founder, Gwen Blakley Kinsler, was pinning her as a "CGOA Member," or when Myra Wood took her by the hand and helped her make her first runway appearance at ChainLink. Where does the time go??
This past weekend she worked at The Knitshop Girls booth at Stitches East. This was her first official job, and she enjoyed it tremendously. Not only did she have fun working, but she also got to see fiber-friends she hasn't seen in a few years ... like Drew, Tammy Hildebrand, and Kathleen Sams (of Red Heart).
|Mini~Dee working at Stitches East,|
enjoying a Starbucks coffee.
|Mini~Dee modeling a garment|
for The KnitShop Girls.
She hasn't had much time to crochet (or knit) as she is very involved with her school marching band. At the moment though, she is working hard at raising the $1,000 she needs to go with the Band to play at Disney in April. One of the things she is doing for fund raising is taping into her knowledge of how sofas eat stitch markers -- something that both crocheters and knitters alike need, and how much we love bling. With this in mind, she's selling "Bi-Stitchual Stitch Markers" in my Etsy shop. If you'd like to support her fund raising efforts, or would like to see what she has available, please visit www.Etsy.com/shop/CrochetWithDee As of this blog post, she has another $700 to go to reach her goal.
When will she be at another fiber event? Possibly at Rhinebeck (she has a PSAT test to take first!). If you haven't seen her in a long while, you too might be just as shocked at how much she has grown!