April Blues

Jeanne - The Crochet Crowd

Jeanne - The Crochet Crowd

I am excited to be part of The Crochet Crowd team. I have been crocheting for 40+ years. I am also a big geek and an internet addict. I met Mikey and Diva Dan while onboard a crochet cruise in March 2015, and the rest is history. I hope to help inspire fellow crocheters.

11 thoughts on “April Blues

  • April 11, 2016 at 4:24 am
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    Dear Jeanne,
    maybe it could help you a little to know how you lifted up my spirits quite a bit by telling about yourself? – We just persevere, don´t we, until the mood lifts and better days come. They will, we both know it. Neither for me is early spring a favorite time of year, due to severe hayfever, so I sit down a lot with my crochet and let time go in a, I think, profitable way.

    Thinking of you and waving!

    • Jeanne - The Crochet Crowd
      April 11, 2016 at 3:02 pm
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      Eva, it makes me so happy to know that my writing touched someone enough to make them feel better. I did a lot of soul searching over the weekend. Went thru a lot of photographs and relived a lot of happy memories in my mind. 😀

  • April 10, 2016 at 11:05 pm
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    I collect Raggedy Ann and Andy’s and have since I was a young adult. The picture was beautiful, thank you for sharing your story.
    I have lost my dad 2012, sister 2013, mom 2014, brother 2015. I just sometimes find myself, crying….with a heavy heart. Grief is like an earthquake, the aftershocks are so unpredictable.
    I am sure your family are grateful for sharing your patents love with them.

    • Jeanne - The Crochet Crowd
      April 11, 2016 at 3:03 pm
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      Wow, you described it exactly… it hit me like a earthquake the other day. Thank you so much. The dolls are carefully packed and on the road even though it was hard to let go of them. 🙂

  • April 10, 2016 at 5:10 pm
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    What a great testimony to your mothers life! When I feel down (I have Seasonal Affextive Disorder), I crochet the ugliest afghan in the world. I take all my scrap yarn and just start a puff stitch and crochet till I use it all up. There’s something about all those yarn overs that melts the tension and depression right out of me. The last one I made was when my hisband passed away, but I’m working on another ugly one right now. It’s hideous, but the sheer ugliness of it somehow matches the way I feel inside. I loved this story. It touched my heart. God bless you!

  • April 10, 2016 at 2:22 pm
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    Hi Jeanne, thank you for sharing your April blues. I’m caught in the same place, but for an entirely different reason. I broke my right leg in March and have been in a nursing rehab center for almost a month. I’ve been having a hard time getting my crochet mojo back. I’ve been slowly working on a shawl that I hope to complete this week. I also have a half finished baby blanket for my church’s baptism program and I have lost total interest in it. I’m hoping this malaise passes. I look forward to each new post from the Crowd!

  • April 10, 2016 at 7:32 am
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    Hello Jeanne, thank you for sharing your story. I lost both my parents my dad (1983) and mom (2011). My dad was a natural born artist he would draw cartoon characters; I inherited that gift but he never had the time or even made the time to be a a dad. My mom had a bad childhood so I never had anything to share with her. I took a correspondence classes for art and interior design. For my love for drawing I gave it up between 2006- 2008. I lost all interest but I still have it in my heart but haven’t picked up a drawing pencil since. I started crocheting 2012 after finding The Crochet Crowd tutorials on YouTube. I’m self taught. I needed to keep my hands moving and my creativity going. If it wasn’t for my husband giving me the inspiration and loving me and supporting me along with The Crochet Crowd community I would be lost. But now I am going through a situation, after 24 years as administrative assistant; again I’m going through another company merge and once again my job is being eliminated. I pick up my hook and now my heart is not into being creative. I was working on one of the hats for charity I frogged twice tried again and then I just took that piece and threw it in the trash. I don’t want to give up on what I love as I did with my drawings. I gave myself a goal to do something with crochet besides a hobby. I’m giving myself a short break to rethink my future creations. Thank you for listening.

  • April 9, 2016 at 9:48 pm
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    Thank you Jeanne. I couldn’t have expressed it better. My mum passed away in 2007 and my dad 4 years later. He lived with my family for the last 3 years of his life and I became his carer due to many medical conditions. Losing my mum was hard enough, but when I lost Dad I thought my world was ending. What was I to do with my time now that I no longer had to look after Dad. Then I found Mikey and the Crochet crowd. You guys have given me a new lease on life and I hope you find this too. I have a purpose to getting up in the mornings and it’s due to you guys. Thank you.

  • April 9, 2016 at 8:23 pm
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    Aww Jeanne I wish I was there I would give a mommy hug! Its hard losing someone especially in the in the same month , Dec. is my hard month. I hope we hurry to may,planting flowers enerizing the new year.

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