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olg

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About olg

  • Birthday 08/12/1949

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  • Real Name
    Opal
  • Biography
    I am a retired, cancer-surviving, Christian; living with my elderly mother on a small farm in the country. I spend my time: studying the Bible,taking care of the yard, taking care of my nephews three horses, crocheting, and writing poetry, short stories, plays and skits, as well as articles for the local senior citizen center. And I am in the process of writing my first novel.
  • Location
    North Carolina
  • Interests
    Crocheting, reading and writing
  • Occupation
    Retired
  • Favorite things to crochet
    clothing, accessories
  1. olg

    Hello from NC

    Welcome Neighbor! You're only about a two hour drive from where I live. I am a newbie to the "ville" too. Glad to see another NC Gal join the community.
  2. olg

    I am now a Member

    You ladies are just AWESOME! I am so glad I found you all. It is wonderful to be part of a community that truly thinks about and cares about the other members. Tampa Doll and Bgs you are both an inspiration to us all.
  3. olg

    C’ville June 2015 Tote

    Beautiful tote, and I love the stories you share about the colors and little segments of your life.
  4. Congratulations alp1...Hope to see a sweater you have made on show and tell soon.
  5. olg

    Entrelac

    I love that. It's beautiful. And probably no one would ever notice the mistakes if you didn't point them out. They would just look at it and see the beautiful creation you have made.
  6. olg

    chat room

    Tampa Doll: Do you think there is any chance we might get one started again?
  7. olg

    Split Purse-inality bag pattern

    I love the design and the colors you chose. Great design. Great work.
  8. Would it be possible to start a chat room on the "ville?" A place to talk to any other crocheters that happen to be on line at the same time, instead of posting a question and then waiting until maybe the next day for a reply.
  9. olg

    Christmas ornaments.

    check out the giveaways on here, someone has some christmas ornaments books to give away, get your name in the pot, maybe you will be the winner
  10. olg

    Christmas giveaway---Winner chosen

    Please add my name to the list. One of my favorite :"on the go" projects is Christmas ornaments.
  11. Amen to that, RealDeal. When I was a child, I would visit my grandmother. She was a crocheter too. She always told me, never spend your time making something that drives you crazy. And LOL she sure practiced what she preached. They had an open fireplace in the living room. One day she had worked and worked on a pattern with no success. Suddenly she said, "Humph, This is not worth letting it drive me crazy. " And do you know what she did next? Without another word, she tossed it into the fireplace and watched it burn to ashes before brushing off her hands and getting up to move on to something else. LOL! True it wasn't the safest way to teach a child about fire, but it sure was an unforgettable visual lesson on keeping the right attitude. She tried to teach me to crochet, but she was so fast I could never catch onto what she was doing. I bought a book and learned to crochet from that, but I have many happy memories of my crocheting grandmother. And I am blessed to have large pieces of lace that she made.
  12. Thank you fellow crochet addicts, I have enjoyed the things you have shared so very much. I am honored to be in such great company.
  13. I would really be interested in the book. The main thing I crochet is clothing or accessories to wear. I would love to have a book on how to make sweaters.
  14. I know what you ladies mean by never leaving home without it. God has been so very good to me: I am a Stage 4 Cancer Survivor. But it was a long uphill battle. The days and weeks of treatment; hours and hours in waiting rooms for months on end--- before facing, going through, and having to recuperate from 3 surgeries would have driven me stark raving mad if I had not had 1st God there with me and 2nd my crocheting to keep my mind and hands occupied. It was such a familiar sight for me to be sitting there crocheting, people started asking questions and I began crocheting for others that I met. I made crochet hats for the other patients who had lost their hair like me. I made hats for the nurses. I made hats for myself. It became part of my routine exam every week for my chemo Dr to ask, okay what are you working on this week? LOL. That's when I really began grabbing my crochet bag every time I headed out the door. Wherever I was, it was there beside me. And still is today.
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