I just discovered Crochetville when perusing patterns on Ravelry which I've been a member of for several years now. Hard to believe I have never come across this group until today!!
As a teenager, I learned crochet and needlepoint from my Godmother who was also a master at knitting, cross-stitch and embroidery, as well as color pencil and water color. God rest her beautiful soul! I had to give up all needlework for a few years due to carpal tunnel injury, but have picked up crochet again. My goal is to start making my own clothes - but am first on a campaign to lose weight. Just thinking how many more stitches I have to make for a 2X than for a M has been a motivating factor! I'm down 25 lbs and still going, but it is slow. In the meantime, I'm making accessories and some pillows - trying to learn new stitches and become confident in my pattern-reading skills.
Happy to meet you all!