Soulshine Creations by Susan ~ Designer Showcase
I believe I've done every kind of craft that's existed, and loved them all! I feel that close to 40 years of hand crafting helped me pick up on crochet easily & quickly, being self taught as many people are.
Within a month I was making a few design of my own, but I still follow written patterns and video tutorials to learn the correct techniques and stitches that I'm not yet experienced in. I love all of the endless online free resources available for crochet, and I appreciate the countless designers and instructors who freely give of their time to teach others this craft that they also love.
Being creative and productive has always been a therapy for me, very helpful in keeping my mind focused away from the chronic pan I live with. Many people have told me that crochet helps them in this same way. Science has even proven that creativity such as crochet & other crafts can help many illnesses, boredom, sadness, and other problems as well, for both adults and children.
Crochet has literally changed my life in many ways, for the better, and since it's a lifelong learning lesson, I think I'm in good hands! I'm in the process of learning all of the technical parts of crochet that I missed by learning on my own, plus every new stitch I can find. I'll try any pattern and am determined not give up, but to succeed at it. I started a blog that is at: http://soulshinecreationsbysusan.com/ and am loving every minute of it!