Name: Andrea Stern
Location: Chauncey OH USA
Craft(s) of Choice: Art quilting, beadwork, knitting, and plush
My Gran taught me to crochet when I was seven. I remember being so proud that I learned to make a basic chain. It was all I did for weeks. One day I took my crochet to show and tell, and the chain reached to the back of the classroom and back. My teacher was surprised and asked “Is that all you did?” I was so proud and said “Yes!” I vaguely remember her being a little disconcerted that I was so happy with just a simple chain. Since then I have learned to do a lot more. I taught myself to knit after my Gran died in 2000, and I always think of how proud she’d be to see how far I’d come since that initial first chain.