We lost our dear friend and next door neighbor, Dottie on Wednesday morning. Above is a photo of her from when I taught her to crochet in 2008. We met in 2006 when we moved to this house. We moved in September and by December she had invited us to her and her husband's home for their annual Christmas party. It had been a neighbor tradition for some 30 years.
Dottie had a fabulous craft/sewing room with an awesome view of the River. She was a great quilter and gave Chickee sewing lessons. She helped Chickee make the above quilt and the little purse below. Dottie made a quilted purse that I keep out all the time full of crochet hooks and notions. Oh, Chickee doesn't want me to show them, she wants to make her own post for Dottie on her blog, which is at www.Chickeechats.blogspot.com
I have posted about Chickee's sewing projects in previous posts, you'll find them under the label "teaching crochet"
Here's the previous post of 2008 when I taught Dottie and other neighbors to crochet. here
Dottie was a wife, mother, Christian. She was also a senior champion trick water skier. :) She and her husband, Ron, went to the Costa Rica rain forest in the 2008 to go zip-cording through the jungle. She was an inspiration in many ways.