Every Friday morning I walk or ride my bike to the senior center in the morning to join others like me. We are the Needlers. Some of us crochet, some embroider, some needle point, some knit, and some say they will bring their mending!
The best part about the Friday morning Needlers group is the companionship. We show each other what we are working on, the ones with more experience help the beginners, each of us is encouraged and praised for our efforts. Since I started going to the Needlers group, I have crocheted four hats, two neck scarves, some snowflakes for next year's Christmas tree, am currently working on a vest, and I crocheted a toy ball for my sweet cat.
Some women stop by to visit with us while we work on our projects.
Occasionally the local nursing home transports a couple elderly women to sit with us in their wheel chairs and enjoy the conversation and then stay for the lunch. The conversations run from the colors of the work itself to books we are reading to the weather. That last one is so much more fun for me now that I live in a part of the country that has weather changes.
Here is a sampling of the crochet projects I completed: